CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Skin changes that occur with the aging process can cause fine lines and wrinkles. As skin becomes less elastic over time, these lines can deepen and become more noticeable. CO2 laser resurfacing at Ogden Clinic provides an effective method of minimizing the appearance of deeper fine lines and wrinkles. This laser is also useful for patients with acne scars and skin discoloration. Ogden Clinic dermatology in Bountiful offers fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for healthier and more youthful-looking skin.

How CO2 Laser Resurfacing Works

CO2 laser resurfacing at Ogden Clinic involves the use of light energy to remove deeper layers of skin while also promoting the growth of healthier skin in its place. The result is skin that looks smoother with less noticeable fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and discoloration. The CO2 laser used in this type of treatment emits scattered or pulsed light beams rapidly, which reduces the risk of heat damage to the surrounding skin.

Good Candidates for CO2 Laser Resurfacing

This type of treatment is designed to minimize fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Patients at Ogden Clinic Bountiful can have their whole face treated or target specific areas for treatment, such as around the eyes. Those who make suitable candidates for fractional CO2 laser resurfacing have deeper wrinkles and fine lines, although this treatment can also be used for correcting other flaws as well, such as sun damage and acne scars.

Results of CO2 Laser Resurfacing at Ogden Clinic

Patients typically undergo only one treatment for deeper fine lines and wrinkles with CO2 laser resurfacing. The healing process after treatment generally takes about one week. Patients should follow all aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and optimal results, such as wearing sunscreen to prevent sun damage. The results of this treatment usually last for years, although this can vary from patient to patient.

For more information about fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, please contact Ogden Clinic dermatology in Bountiful Utah.