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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 Co2 laser treatment:

— 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

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Co2 laser resurfacing at U Med Spa in Plano, TX

Treatment details

CO2 laser resurfacing procedure removes a thin layer of skin with minimal heat damage in the surrounding area. As the epidermis heals and renews, the treated area appears smoother and tighter. Prior to receiving the treatment, we require a complimentary laser consultation to discuss desired results

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Pricing

1,500 for face only
2,000 for face and neck
2,500 for face, neck and chest

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Appointment time

1 hour 15 minutes
Must arrive 30 minutes before the appointment for topical numbing

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Discomfort

2 out of 5

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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

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

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

Personalized consultations with our experts

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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