The appearance of your skin changes as you age. The surface cells reflect exposure to the sun, pollution and other damaging elements. The collagen that supports the skin is lessened, allowing the elasticity to wane. The damaged and weakened skin allows fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations to appear – the signs of aging. Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing can help restore youthful skin by removing damaged surface cells and stimulating collagen, all in one session.
CO2 laser resurfacing is an ablative treatment that removes damaged surface skin cells. The treatment typical lasts 60-90 minutes, depending on the size of area treated. While old skin cells are eliminated, heat is infused in the skin, stimulating new collagen to be produced. As the skin heals, a new layer of fresh skin cells replaces the damaged cells. The new skin layer is more elastic and firmer with fewer flaws for a youthful appearance.
Who is a Good Candidate for CO2 Laser Treatment?
Aging, acne scars, sun exposure and other elements can leave flaws on your skin. As you age, your skin can begin to change in texture and tone, losing the glow of youthful skin. If you are wondering whether CO2 laser resurfacing is right for you, here are some of the skin issues that this treatment can improve:
• Discolorations, sun spots and hyperpigmentation
• Facial lines
• Acne and other scars
• Large pores or visible oil glands
• Lost elasticity or slight sagging
CO2 laser treatments are popular as they address many different skin flaws and aging concerns at once. The new skin cells can revive the appearance of your face, hands or chest – whatever area you decide to have resurfaced. As the skin heals, it tightens and transforms, revealing glowing, gorgeous skin that looks years younger.
CO2 Laser Treatments in Phoenix
If you are ready to restore your skin to a more youthful, fresh appearance, come see us at Arcadia Wellness Center in Phoenix. We offer many rejuvenating skin treatments including CO2 laser resurfacing. In one CO2 laser session, you can treat lines, wrinkles, dark spots and scarring while improving the elasticity and tone of your skin. Contact our clinic today to schedule a skin consultation to discuss the best treatment to give you a more youthful appearance.