About Laser Resurfacing
CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing improves overall skin quality – diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and erasing sun spots and freckles, while also tightening, and improving the health of the skin.
Laser resurfacing is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. Candidates for this procedure are people who desire an overall more youthful appearance and may have acne scars, sunspots, and/or facial wrinkling. It is necessary to have moderate to light colored skin for laser resurfacing. Dark skin tones can heal in a hypopigmented (lighter) shade, differing from the skin on the neck and remainder of the body, therefore Dr. Cole recommends other skin treatments for persons of color.
Laser Resurfacing Reviews
" I needed revision of eyelids due to eyelid skin obscuring my vision. I chose Dr Cole because of his board certifications and skills initially, and also found that he's a warm and caring person. His office staff is very friendly and professional as well. I chose to have brow lift and laser resurfacing done together with the eyelid surgery, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results! I can see so much better plus I look fresher and younger too! Dr. Cole is the best!I"- B. / Healthgrades / Feb 04, 2017
CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing is controlled vaporization of fractions, or islands, on the superficial layers of the skin. The laser is set at a customized and safe wattage and density to ensure that the treatment does not go too deep. The laser stimulates new skin that heals from the inside-out and promotes collagen growth, thereby diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
Most patients are back to their normal routine within a week, although complete recovery may take 3 to 4 months. After resurfacing, skin is pink to red like with a sunburn. Protection from the sun is very important during this recovery period.