What Are Co2 Ablative Laser Treatments?

As we get older, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun-damage can gradually rear their ugly heads causing us grief. Men and women who’d like a minimally-invasive treatment that can help them age gracefully can now rejoice. Non-surgical Co2 ablative laser treatments restore a naturally youthful appearance so you can face the world with confidence.

How Does It Work?

Focused beams of light are delivered to the surface of the skin and absorbed by the body’s tissue. These specific wavelengths raise the cellular temperature of the uppermost layers of the dermis causing it to evaporate. Minimally-invasive Co2 ablative laser treatments remove damaged skin revealing the fresh, blemish-free tissue beneath. Collagen production is also stimulated allowing for long-term results.

Am I A Good Candidate?

Co2 treatments are ideal for men and women seeking a long-lasting solution for wrinkles, age spots, sun-damaged skin, and/or scars. Ablative laser treatments can easily be adjusted for maximum results on a variety of skin tones. Consultation is required prior to treatment.

How Long Does Treatment Take?*

The amount of time you’ll spend in-office depends on your custom Co2 treatment. While smaller areas can be done in just 30-minutes, larger areas can take upwards of 2-hours. You will be asked to come in 1 hour prior to treatment, for placement of topical numbing, for maximum comfort during the treatment.

What Results Will I See?*

There’s likely to be some rawness and swelling immediately following Co2 ablative laser treatment. Patients can expect to see initial results after 1-2 weeks when the majority of swelling dissipates. In the following weeks, continued improvement will gradually occur as new tissue forms and younger, healthier skin appears. Results are long-lasting and dramatic.

Is There Any Downtime?

The Co2 ablative laser uses high-power/short-duration pulses, which means that patient comfort is optimized and downtime is reduced. Although you can go home the same day, most patients need approximately 5-7 days of recovery time while the skin initiates its self-healing process.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Interested in this procedure? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Skin Care Center will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (773) 296-3636.

The Skin Care Center conveniently serves the entire Chicago Metro Area with locations in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Glenview.

*Individual Results May Vary*