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Fractional Skin Resurfacing

The CO2RE by Syneron Candela is a fractional CO2 laser used for skin rejuvenation, reducing the appearance of age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull skin tone and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest.  The CO2RE features a unique dual laser wave that can be adjusted to penetrate the skin at both superficial and deep levels simultaneously.

CO2RE treatment is the best treatment if you wish to get the most results with one treatment and have the ability to take some time to heal (usually 7-14 days).  Having this treatment is like having multiple non-invasive treatments at once.   It is the best single treatment for advanced skin damage and wrinkling.  It is also used to treat acne scarring and to improve the appearance of surgical scars and burns.

What is CO2RE?

The CO2RE is the latest generation fractional carbon dioxide laser system allowing resurfacing of the skin by removing layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method. The laser pulses are used to create microscopic holes in the skin.  This precise and controlled damage created by the laser induces the body to initiate natural healing processes, leading to new and healthy skin.

What can I expect during the treatment?

The CO2RE is an in-office procedure that requires pre and post-treatment medications and strict adherence to post-procedure guidelines to ensure proper healing and comfort during the procedure.   Discomfort varies on the depth of the treatment.  For your comfort, we may apply a topical anesthetic or inject a local anesthetic to help reduce discomfort.  Over the counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.

What to expect after CO2RE Fractional CO2 Skin Resurfacing treatment?

Immediately following the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours.  You can expect swelling and peeling of dead skin from the treatment areas.  This is a natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days.   Strict adherence to post-operative guidelines is important for optimal healing.  The use of a moisturizer and sunscreen is important during the healing process and for the weeks and months following treatment. You will see a significant improvement within a month that will continue for 4-6 months.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically one CO2RE laser treatment is recommended.  Occasionally, in an area that cannot be treated aggressively, additional treatments might be required.  For more advanced signs of aging, such as deeper wrinkles, or severe skin laxity, two or three treatments may be required to achieve the best result.  Multiple treatments might also be required for the treatment of acne scarring, surgical scarring, or burns.