The Benefits of C02 Laser Treatments
Dr. Anna Medical Aesthetics have purchased a new, state-of-the-art C02 laser. After several months of “testing” period, Dr. Anna has seen very good results and would like to share her own experience.
CO2 laser helps with Scar Revision, Stretch Mark reduction, Facial Rejuvenation (hyperpigmentation and skin resurfacing especially “smoker’s lines), and removal benign skin growths and skin tags.
The four stages of wound healing include: hemostasis, inflammation, granulation, and remodeling. Scars arise from insufficient new collagen generation during the wound healing process. A 2019 study “Early fractional carbon dioxide laser intervention for postsurgical scars in skin of colour”, (Ibrahim et al.) concluded that those who received three CO2 laser treatments to help them reduce scars, ended up with a statistically significant improvement of pigmentation, height, and pliability.
Rapid stretching of the skin over weak connective tissue leads to something called striae alba (also known as white stretch marks). How the laser resurfacing helps with this issue, is that is helps increase collagen in the extracellular matrix. The C02 laser has a longer wavelength which penetrates the deeper skin layers without harming the cells of the epidermis. The body responds by sending nutrients to the affected area and helps by growing healthy tissue.
Facial Laser resurfacing is a very common procedure for those who wish to improve the look of sun damage, birthmarks, large pores, and/or age spots. If you are struggling with areas of hyperpigmentation anywhere on the body, C02 laser can drastically improve and remove these spots. These effective C02 laser “microbeams” rehabilitate scarred tissue and stimulate the body to produce new and healthier collagen in the skin. Skin tags present a very good target for the CO2 laser, as the precisely focused beam of the C02 laser is used to excise the lesion at its base.
Warts can be targeted using our C02 laser and may take only 2 treatments to remove the wart completely. Under local injection anesthesia, the C02 laser is used to ablate and vaporize the central portion of the wart until normal tissue is seen.
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All CO2 laser treatments are performed by medical doctors trained in laser safety and certified by the american society of laser medicine and surgery (ASLMS)