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Co2 laser resurfacing

CO2 laser is an ablative skin resurfacing treatment that removes the epidermis and heats the dermis to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin

Why we love laser resurfacing

Most aggressive and powerful treatment that reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Improves skin texture, reduces scars and stretch marks

Stimulates collagen and delays signings of aging

Boosts collagen

Smooths

Improves texture

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Laser Resurfacing | U Med Spa Plano & Frisco

Treatment Details

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Appointment time

Laser consultation is required for new patients prior to the treatment. Treatment itself is 1 hour 15 minutes

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Treatable areas

Face, neck, chest, and hands

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Discomfort

4 out of 5
Topical numbing is provided

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Downtime

Skin will scab, peel, and swell for up to 7 days following the treatment and will be pink for 3-4 weeks. Plan for 7 - 10 days of healing

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Appointment interval

Once per year
We recommend BBL or Moxi for quarterly maintenance after the laser resurfacing treatment

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Pricing

Platinum Members: 1,200
Glow Members: 1,275
Non-Members: 1,500

Our process

01. Book a free consultation

For new patients and existing patients who have not had a laser and light treatment with us, we require a complimentary consultation

During the consultation, our licensed Laser Technician completes a skin analysis to ensure that you are a candidate for the treatment and walk you through all the pre-treatment care instructions to help you achieve the best results

02. Receive your treatment

Arrive 30 minutes in advance of your treatment for topical numbing. Treatment itself only lasts 15 minutes, but our licensed Laser Technician will spend more time discussing aftercare procedures

Your skin will be red and sensitive for the day so please plan ahead

03. Follow your aftercare instructions

Every patient leaves with complimentary sample products to ensure optimal results. Our licensed Laser Technician will discuss aftercare instructions so please follow them!

FAQs

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Is Co2 laser resurfacing treatment safe for all skin types?

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Co2 laser resurfacing treatment is a very safe procedure if provided by experienced and trained laser technicians. However, it is not a great option for people with darker skin as the laser light can be absorbed by melanocytes (melanin-producing skin cells) and damage them, causing discoloration of either hyperpigmentation or abnormal skin brightening. For people with darker skin, we provide a variety of alternative treatments such as microneedling, chemical peels, BBL Hero, and Moxi depending on their skincare needs

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Is the treatment painful?

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CO2 laser resurfacing can be painful which is why we provide a topical numbing agent before the treatment. If you are concerned about the discomfort during the treatment, you can also take Tylenol one hour before the treatment to help ease the pain
After the treatment, your skin will scab, peel, and swell for up to 7 days following the treatment. Generally after 10 days, your skin should have mostly healed

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How many treatments do I need to see full results?

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Most patients only need one CO2 treatment to see results. However, some patients with deeper wrinkles or scarring may need multiple treatments to see results

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When will I begin to notice the results?

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You will begin to see results after 3-4 weeks once your skin is healed. Peak results can be seen 3-6 months after the initial treatment

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How long do the results last?

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Results from the treatment can last up to a year which is why we recommend annual treatments

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Can I receive laser treatments in the summer time?

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It is common belief that "laser season" begins in September and ends right before the summer time. This is because you have to avoid direct sunlight before and after the treatment to give your skin ample time to heal after the laser treatments. However, laser treatments can be done in the summer if you do not intend to go tanning and feel confident in avoiding direct exposure to sun in the summer months

Pre and post care

Contradictions

An CO2 laser treatment is not recommended for patients with the following conditions:
— Active on Accutane
— History of difficulty healing and scarring and history of bleeding disorders
— A history of keloid formation, hypertrophic scarring, poor wound healing, or collagen vascular disease
— Active bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, or herpes simplex (cold sores) in the area to be treated
— Fitzpatrick skin phototypes 5 – 6
— Pregnant or breastfeeding

Before the appointment

Avoid tanning or heavy sun exposure for at least 2 weeks prior to the treatment

Do not use medications that cause sun sensitivity (such as doxycycline or minocycline) for at least 3 days before treatment

Skin will scab, peel, and swell for up to 7 days following the treatment and will be pink for 3-4 weeks. Be prepared for 7 – 10 days of healing

After the appointment

Avoid scrubbing, “picking at”, or adding any trauma to the treated area

Use a gentle cleanser and avoid products that are potentially harsh for your skin including exfoliants and Retin-A for 30 days post treatment

Apply a liberal amount of barrier cream or recovery cream for the first 10 days. You can also combine hydrocortisone and Aquaphor for the first 48 hours.

Avoid applying makeup for 7-10 days

Avoid direct sun exposure. Do not apply sunblock during the first 4 days of healing

Do not undergo waxing, microdermabrasion, exfoliations or light peels for 3 months from the treatment

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Our approach


Patient education and effective pre and post-care are essential for successful results, especially for more intensive procedures such as the laser treatments. Each patient has unique skin and may be suitable for different treatments. This is why we always require a complimentary consultation before laser treatments to discuss the patient’s skin concerns and whether they would be good candidates for laser treatments.


Patients who are not suitable for the laser treatments will be notified during the consultation, and our practitioners will recommend alternative treatments. For suitable candidates, our licensed practitioner will schedule the treatment and carefully walk through all the important before and aftercare instructions.


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