Everyone has their own insecurities, some are physical and some are emotional. Acne is a common insecurity that has the ability to negatively impact the way an individual truly sees themselves. It’s not only physical, it can also be emotional and affect a person’s overall self-confidence. Even when acne disappears, several individuals are left with scarring, which ultimately increases the urge for clear, glowing skin. With an acne case that’s severe, over-the-counter remedies often can aid the skin, however, it’s likely that the scarring may still be noticeable. At Dr. Boulos Medical Spa, we have a solution to your problem – the CO2 Laser!
What is the CO2 Laser?
The CO2 laser is an ablative resurfacing laser. This laser works by using a pattern of carbon dioxide laser beams to treat skin below the surface, by poking tiny holes through the skins surface so that its ablated and new collagen produces. The production of collagen will fill the pitted acne scars leaving a dramatic improvement in the look of your skin. Using this laser is very common as it has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments available to treat acne scars. Along with healing your scars, this laser treatment will reduce the effects of aging, wrinkles, crow’s feet and smoker lines.
What to Expect During Treatment?
Each session typically lasts for only one hour. The treatment isn’t painful at all; however, you may experience a slight sunburned feeling, combined with some peeling. These symptoms typically last between 4-5 days, which is the amount of time you should expect for complete healing and recovery. Patients will normally experience immediate results and the imperfections will be slightly less noticeable.
Overtime, your skin will look flawless as it continues to clear up due to the newly produced collagen that keeps your skin tight and moisturized. Although you receive immediate results, your true results will appear as months go on, since your body will continue to increase collagen and elastin production. This laser produces permanent results, which means that patients will be saving money on over-the-counter topical treatments that they previously used to aid their skin conditions. The CO2 laser only requires approximately 4 treatments, with 2-3 days of downtime.
When is the Best Time to Book this Treatment? ?
Avoid receiving this treatment if you’ve spent too much time in the sun or you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the sun. The CO2 laser treatment can’t be performed on skin that’s tanned or darker than normal. If the skin is darker than normal, then you’re at risk of inaccurate laser settings which can potentially damage your skin. Minimize or eliminate the risk of UV-related skin damage by limiting sun exposure weeks before your treatment and weeks following the treatment by booking your appointments when its cooler outside.
Book a Consultation?
Find out if you’re a good candidate for the CO2 laser treatment by booking a consultation with Dr. Boulos today. After years of struggling with acne and acne scars, it’s time for you to pamper yourself and feel confident in the skin you’re in!