All you need to know about CO2 laser

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Laser resurfacing in the form of carbon dioxide, also known as co2 laser Toronto is a suitable option for your skin needs. Many skin disorders can be treated with the use of carbon dioxide lasers. With minimum thermal damage to the surrounding structures, carbon dioxide lasers can accurately remove tiny layers of skin.

  • Wrinkles can be treated using carbon dioxide lasers (rhytides).

For many years, lasers have been used to treat both benign and malignant (cancerous) skin disorders. Ultra pulsed or continuous light beams can be used in carbon dioxide lasers of the latest generation, which have a scanning pattern and brief pulses of light energy.
Using this breakthrough technique, sun-damaged, wrinkled skin may be repaired. In addition to tretinoin products, vitamin C lotion, alpha hydroxy acids, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, collagen or fat augmentation, and botulinum toxin,  carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is now a therapeutic option for reducing facial wrinkles and scarring.

What to expect before, during, and after CO2 laser resurfacing treatment?

This procedure is normally done on an outpatient basis utilizing local anesthetic in conjunction with sedative medicines given by mouth or intravenous infusion.

A local anesthetic is used to numb the affected regions before any surgery can be performed. When the entire face is being treated, general anesthesia may be employed. Full-face laser resurfacing is also an option for treating wrinkles around the lips and forehead.

Full-face resurfacing takes one and a half to two hours, whereas partial-face resurfacing takes 30 to 45 minutes. Non-stick dressing is placed in the treatment locations for 24 hours following the laser resurfacing process. Two to five times a day, saline or a diluted vinegar solution can be used to clean the treated regions. Vaseline or Eucerin or Aquaphor can then be applied to the affected region. Scabs can raise the risk of scarring and lengthen the healing process if they form, therefore this wound care is designed to keep them at bay.

After 10 to 21 days in general, depending on what ailment was treated and what intensity was used, healing is complete. The longer the recuperation time, the more powerful the settings.
You can conceal the pink-to-red tint that is sometimes noticed following laser resurfacing using oil-free makeup once the treated areas have healed. Makeup with a green undertone is ideal for those with redness on their skin. The redness at the laser-treated locations usually goes away in two to three months, but it might take up to six months to completely vanish.

Thus, this was all about CO2 laser for your skin needs, opt for this treatment if it sounds suitable for you!

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