CO2 Laser skin resurfacing
You are active and you feel great. But your skin changes when is effected by the time, sun, window, toxic agents, stress and other negative factors of the environment. It becomes not so smooth as it used to be before. But You would like your family and friends to see you as you feel inside. Most of us would like to remove these time and environment signs.
What is CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
This is unique aesthetic skin resurfacing procedure when superficial skin layer is evaporated and deeper skin layers are effected. In such way elastic and collagen fibres are effected, resulting in changes of their amount and arrangement in the skin , as far as elasticity, tightening, structure of the skin. It is important that these changes are permanent.
Wrinkles of the aging skin around eyes, lips, in forehead and chin, facial scars and sun damaged skin are removed during the procedure.
Why do I need a consultation?
You should explain to the doctor what improvement and what results of the treatment You expect. Our specialist will also look through your medical history, determine your skin type, pigmentation and will tell you if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Don’t forget to mention the viral disease you have (especially Hepres zoster), if your skin is sensitive to sunlight, previous dermal diseases or procedures (such as dermabrasion, chemical peels) . You will discuss with the doctor, what you expect, what you want to change and decide which treatment would be the best for you.
What kind of results you can expect?
Small wrinkles around eyes and mouth will disappear, verry deep wrinkles will become smoother, the skin will continue to change over the year. When superficial layer of the skin is removed, it will be replaced by newer, more softer, smoother and considerably younger skin. Most of the patients say that laser may erase even up to 10 years in one hour and a half.
How is performed CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
Your doctor may precisely control the process of skin resurfacing using compiuterised scanner of the laser. First the superficial layer of the sun- damaged skin (epidermis), is gently removed – evaporated. Later the deeper skin layers are effected. Exactly this effect on deeper skin changes the skin, resulting in changes of skin surface, deeper wrinkles and skin lifting effect. The wrinkles are removed in precise, rapid, bloodless fashion and effectively.
Do I need a special skin anesthesia?
Local anestheasia is sufficient in the case you want to treat only particular small regions of the skin. The procedure of the whole skin of the face is performed under general anesthesia . All procedures are performed in the out-patient way.
What is the recovery time for CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
The skin swelling remains up to one week following the procedure. It is especially prominent during the first 3 days. The skin weeps tissue fluids during the first days therefore small crusting may form. We will administer you appropriate moisturing ointments.
A new superficial skin – epidermis –is formed during the first 7 days. Your new skin red colour will disappear in several weeks. Sometimes redness remains for several months. Usual makeup that contains sun filtre masks it untill it disappears. Temporarly a small redness may appear around the eyes. Pigmentation changes may accur in the case of darker ski types.
The final result will be seen in twelve months following proceudre and will continue and get stronger through several years.
Do I need special skin care after CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
Skin care is especially important following this procedure. Since the new-formed skin is very sensitive to any creams or UV rays, it is very important to follow physicians instructions. Only cosmetics for babies can be used one month following procedure. UV rays may be avoided one year following procedure.
Am I a good candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
Ask our specialist. During the consultation you will tell our specialist what result you want, what should you expect to change. This helps surgeon to understand and evaluate your wishes and decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
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