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Banish Summer’s Sun Damage with the Profound CO2RE Laser

Now that summer’s over, let’s do something about your sun damage. Years of overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays can damage your skin, leaving behind wrinkles, brown spots, discoloration, and a rough, uneven texture. Banish sun damage and restore youthful, radiant skin with the Profound CO2RE laser. Fall is one of the best times of the year to treat sun damage. Call today!

Am I a Good Candidate for CO2RE Laser Resurfacing Treatments?

Are you a good candidate for a CO2RE laser treatment? Our ideal candidates typically:

  • Are aged 30+
  • Have sun damage including brown spots, age spots, rough skin, wrinkles, fine lines, etc.
  • Want stunning results with minimal downtime

The CO2RE laser is very effective and can transform your skin in just one treatment. Downtime is much shorter than with a traditional resurfacing treatment making CO2RE laser treatments ideal for busy men and women.

How Does the CO2RE Laser Work?

The CO2RE laser is a powerful CO2 laser that applies energy in a matrix pattern. This unique pattern targets damaged cells while leaving the surrounding, healthy tissue intact. This promotes faster healing and leads to reduced downtime when compared with a traditional resurfacing treatment. We can adjust treatment depth and offer light, medium, and deep treatments. Light and medium treatments are comfortably performed using local anesthetic. Deep treatments take place in our operating room to allow greater options for patient monitoring and pain control.

What’s Recovery like after CO2RE Laser Treatments?

You’ll be able to return home shortly after your CO2RE laser treatment for recovery. Depending on the treatment and the pain control methods used, you may need someone to drive you home. You’ll experience redness and peeling for about a week. If you experience any discomfort you can use an over-the-counter pain reliever. We recommend that patients coat the skin with Aquaphor to help the skin maintain moisture during healing. We may recommend a short course of antibiotics for some patients. After treatment, use sunscreen regularly to protect the skin and prevent future sun damage.

How Long Will Results Last After a CO2RE Laser Treatment?

Our patients love that they see full results after just one treatment. You should notice almost immediate improvement in the appearance of age spots and uneven skin texture. Wrinkles and fine lines will gradually soften and smooth in the days and weeks after treatment. Results can last for years, often nearing the effectiveness of a surgical procedure. Your age and health can impact the longevity of your results. Taking good care of your skin after treatment will help your results to last longer.

Do you have sun damage? Ask us if the CO2RE laser can restore your skin.