Over the past two decades, CO2 laser technology has evolved to become the gold standard in laser skin treatments. The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery uses several laser technologies to achieve maximum results for your skin type and condition.
The Matrix CO2 laser system offers patients fast, effective and affordable skincare treatment with little to no downtime. With the Matrix CO2 laser, you can see younger, healthier-looking skin after just one treatment. CO2 laser skin resurfacing is great for:
- Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulating collagen to improve skin tone, texture, and tightness
- Reducing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and other skin discoloration
- Minimizing the appearance of acne scarring and other scars
CO2 Laser Resurfacing: What to Expect
We use fractional technology which pinpoints problem areas, leaving areas of untreated skin to accelerate healing and minimize healing.
In general, skin resurfacing with the Matrix CO2 laser is comfortable and quick. We may use a topical numbing cream or a local anesthetic depending on the depth of treatment.
The laser energy is applied to the skin using a special handpiece. You may experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snap as the handpiece is moved over the treatment area. The procedure normally takes 15 to 30 minutes.
CO2 Laser Results
Most patients notice an immediate improvement in the texture and tightness of their skin. You may experience some mild swelling or redness, but most side effects subside within a few days of treatment. The results of Matrix CO2 laser skin treatment will continue to improve in the weeks following the procedure as the skin heals and collagen production is increased.
Many patients get great results after a single session, but multiple treatments are generally recommended to reach optimal results. CO2 laser skin resurfacing can also be combined with other non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation including liquid facelift or silhouette lift.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing FAQs
Am I a candidate for CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is a great option for men and women who want to improve the tone, texture, and laxity of skin. Prior to treatment, you will meet with one of our cosmetic doctors to determine your eligibility. We will review your medical history, perform a skin analysis and discuss your concerns and goals to help you decide what treatment is right for you.
What areas & conditions can CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing be used to treat?
Practically any skin area can be treated with the Matrix CO2 laser. The face and neck are the most popular treatment areas, others include the chest and hands. CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing can be used to treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scars, acne scars
- Age spots, brown spots, and freckles
- Sunspots and sun-damaged skin
- Stretch marks
How many treatments will I need?
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, though the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient. Matrix CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is generally complete in a series of 1 to 5 treatments spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart. Your cosmetic doctor will create a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs and goals.
How soon will I see results?
As your skin heals in the days following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of Matrix CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 4 to 6 months following your treatment.*