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CO2 Laser facial rejuvenation is a highly effective solution to improve the appearance of damaged and aged skin. The laser works by employing a highly energized form of focused light that gently and precisely vaporizes the top layers of skin, removing the telltale signs of aging and other imperfections. Collagen production is stimulated during the healing process leading to a tighter, smoother and more youthful appearance. The results are more precise and predictable, in general, compared to other techniques.

The CO2 Laser Skin Rejuvenation Procedure

CO2 Laser facial skin rejuvenation is usually performed under general anesthesia. Great precision can be employed with the laser, adjusting several variables in order to deliver the most effective and safe amount of energy to different areas. It is this flexibility that can lead to dramatic, predictable and safer outcomes.

Recovery from the CO2 Laser Facial Skin Rejuvenation

An ointment or lotion is applied to the skin several times a day for a total of five to seven days until full healing has occurred. The skin at this point will be quite red. At around a week to two weeks, cover-up makeup can be applied so that one can be presentable in public. However, it can take several months for the redness or pink coloration to fully resolve.

Sun exposure after the CO2 laser treatment should be kept to a minimum for six to nine months. Patients need to faithfully apply a high SPF factor sunscreen that also has broad spectrum UVA coverage to protect the skin from the development of pigmentation irregularities. Skin bleaching agents are also used to help avoid this problem. Alpha-hydroxy acids, Retin-A® or other skin care agents can be used as maintenance therapy to prolong the results from the CO2 laser treatment.

The outcome from facial skin rejuvenation using the CO2 laser can be quite dramatic and provide one with a much more youthful appearance. This procedure can also be used in conjunction with BOTOX®, Juvederm®, Restylane® and other skin treatments offered at our practice.

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For more information on CO2 laser facial skin rejuvenation, please contact Dr. Turkeltaub today. You can also learn more about this procedure by browsing our laser resurfacing FAQs (frequently asked questions).

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

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