Laser Resurfacing Charlotte NC
Dark spots on the skin – sometimes called age spots or sun spots – can be embarrassing and difficult to cover with makeup. Then, there are acne scars or other types of scars that can make even the most confident person feel self-conscious. Luckily, there are now advanced, minimally invasive treatments for these conditions, such as the Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing technology. H/ K/ B offers laser resurfacing in Charlotte, NC and Huntersville.
Fractional technology is less invasive than earlier laser skin resurfacing methods, and it enables you to quickly rejuvenate your skin with little downtime. It’s an advanced non-surgical procedure that uses carbon dioxide laser treatment to stimulate collagen growth and improve a variety of skin conditions.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Charlotte NC - Complete Facial Rejuvenation in 1 Treatment
This is NOT your old traditional Fractional CO2 Laser. Traditional fractional CO2 lasers required you to be in the operating room under general anesthesia. However, this new technology CORE Fractional CO2 laser can be done in 30 minutes while only using a topical numbing agent so anesthesia does not have to be used. The new CORE CO2 laser only requires one treatment, not numerous treatments to achieve the maximum results.
What is Fractional CO2 Laser?
This versatile fractional CO2 laser resurfacing system enables us to precisely target and effectively treat the skin’s surface, middle and deep dermal levels, plus perform traditional CO2 skin resurfacing and laser excision of lesions.
This treatment is lighter, faster, and a more versatile solution for laser skin resurfacing, traditional ablation and minor dermal excisions. CORE CO2 has the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision-control over the intensity, pattern and depth of ablation.
A Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing treatment can improve the following on the face, neck, hands, arms, and/or chest:
- Age spots / brown spots / hyperpigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne or surgical scars
- Facial redness
- Skin tone & texture
- Sun-damaged skin
This anti-aging procedure can also subtly tighten your skin like a non-surgical facelift.
What can I expect during a Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment?
A treatment typically lasts 20-30 minutes. Fractional CO2 laser technology has made laser skin resurfacing much more comfortable than in the past. Minimal sedation is used to help you relax, and a numbing cream is provided.
You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but the topical anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable. For more aggressive, higher powered treatments, we may recommend a subcutaneous anesthetic, oral pain relievers and/or sedatives during the treatments session. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.
How do I know if CORE CO2 treatments are right for me?
The ideal candidate for laser resurfacing in Charlotte NC is in their late 20’s to 30’s or older with skin damaged by exposure to the sun, age spots, fine lines, discoloration, rough texture and other skin imperfections. It is ideal for anyone seeking younger looking skin without the long downtime associated with conventional resurfacing procedures.
Generally you will see the difference you want after only one treatment. In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. The age spots and uneven textures will start to show immediate improvement.
The durability of CORE CO2 results approaches that of surgical procedures. However, there are a number of variables that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age and how you care for your skin after treatment.
Immediately following the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. You can expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days.