Sun exposure, stress, aging, and genetics can cause fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, and a dull complexion. Topical products are an important part of a good skin care routine, but they can’t always deliver the results you want. Laser skin treatments can give you smoother, more even-toned skin with a youthful glow.
If you are seeking laser skin rejuvenation in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA, you can trust the ophthalmic plastic surgeons at our Renew Face & Eye Cosmetic Center. Our highly experienced aesthetic specialists have an in-depth knowledge of skin structure and the underlying tissues. We offer fractional CO2 laser treatment, which is an advanced resurfacing procedure clinically proven to increase your body’s natural collagen production to strengthen and nourish skin from the inside out.1
Benefits of Skin Resurfacing with CO2 Laser Treatment
- Treats sun damage and age spots
- Minimizes the appearance of pores
- Reduces the appearance of scars, including acne scars
- Balances skin tone
- Smooths away fine lines and wrinkles
- Increases skin’s elasticity to improve the appearance of sagging skin
- Can be used on lip lines to diminish wrinkles around the mouth
- Can be used around the eyes for a more youthful look
- Stimulates collagen production
- Effective yet minimally invasive
How Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Works
The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser that uses short bursts of pulsed light energy to eradicate damaged skin cells. It also jumpstarts your skin’s natural healing process to improve collagen production. Collagen is a building block of young, healthy skin and we produce less of it as we age. When collagen production increases after a CO2 laser treatment, skin can look renewed and refreshed.
Preparing for Laser Skin Resurfacing
You will need to avoid unprotected sun exposure for several weeks leading up to your treatment. At the time of your appointment, a member of our team will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream. You will be given eye protection and then the doctor will apply the laser to the target areas of your skin. Treatment time will vary depending on the area being treated and your aesthetic goals.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
Immediately after your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you may feel some stinging or itching or like you have a mild sunburn. Full recovery can take up to two weeks, during which time you may experience redness, flaking, and scabbing. Your recovery will depend on the extent of your treatment. It is important to use sun protection and follow any instructions from your doctor in the weeks and months after your treatment.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Results
You should notice some improvement in your skin right away, and your complexion will continue to improve in the weeks and months after treatment. As your collagen production increases, you may see fine lines disappear, scars fade, and overall texture improve. Patients typically enjoy results for several years after treatment and many schedule treatments every few years or so in order to maintain their results.
Contact Virginia Eye Consultants
Do you think laser skin resurfacing may be right for you? Schedule a consultation appointment with one of our ophthalmic plastic facial surgeons to learn more and get answers to any questions you have about facial rejuvenation and cosmetic treatments. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!
1 Alexiades-Armenakas MR, Dover JS, Arndt KA. Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012;11(11):1274-1287.
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