Fractional CO2 Laser Beaumont, TX
Laser Skin Resurfacing
CO2RE is a fractional therapy CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. Your skin is treated with a matrix of laser light points that vary in intensity, depending on your skin type and desired treatment results. The result is a treatment that is fast, more comfortable and requires less downtime than traditional resurfacing – enabling you to get back to your daily routine much quicker.
Experience complete resurfacing with the Core CO2 laser. Though this procedure requires more downtime, the patient can shave years off their look by having this resurfacing procedure. This fractional laser can treat wrinkles and rejuvenate skin on both a superficial and deep level bringing a refreshed, younger new look to your skin. The Core CO2, unlike other fractional resurfacing lasers, offers two types of laser beams allowing penetration of different depths. This promotes stronger response in problem areas by improving tone and texture. Due to the dramatic youthful skin results, downtime with this procedure can usually take one week to ten days.
- Skin Tone
- Skin Texture
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age Spots
- Facial Scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Areas of Treatment:
What We Can Treat At LaVue International
Blemishes on the skin associated with aging and exposure to ultraviolet light. They range in color from light brown to red or black and are located in areas most often exposed to the sun, particularly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead, and the scalp if bald. Liver spots are very common in people over 40, particularly in those who spend time in the sun.
Laser resurfacing is designed to remove surface-level and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, or chest. One of the benefits of erbium laser resurfacing is the minimal burning of surrounding tissue. This laser causes fewer side effects — such as swelling, bruising, and redness — so your recovery time should be faster than with CO2 laser resurfacing. In some cases, recovery may only take one week Ask your doctor how long recovery is likely to take for you.
A very common skin condition characterized by areas of scaly red skin, blackheads and whiteheads, pimples, and possibly scarring. Acne most commonly affects the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence and often continues into adulthood.
Also called Campbell de Morgan spots, are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin. They form a small round dome, which may be flat-topped, and range in color from bright red to purple. The frequency of cherry angiomas tends to increase with age.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if CO2RE treatments are right for me?A: Ideal candidates for CO2RE are in their 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.
Q: What is the CO2RE procedure like?A: You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but the anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable. For more aggressive, higher powered treatments, your practitioner may recommend a subcutaneous anesthetic, oral pain relievers and/or sedatives during the treatment session. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.
Q: Is CO2RE safe?A: Yes. You should speak with your practitioner about your complete medical and skin history to minimize the potential for any negative reactions.
Q: How many CO2RE treatments will I need?A: 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.
Q: How long will the results last?A: The durability of CO2RE 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.
Q: What can I expect after my procedure?A: Immediately following the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. You can expect to peel of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days.
Q: Do I need to take any special precautions after treatment?A: Your practitioner may recommend a short course of antibiotics to minimize any risk of infection. Use of a moisturizer and sunscreen is recommended during the healing process and for the weeks and months following treatment.
Q: Are CO2RE treatments covered by insurance?A: Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Please consult your insurance carrier for more details.
Q: How much do treatments cost?A: Cost depends on the area being treated, the condition being treated, and the aggressiveness of the treatments themselves. Speak with your practitioner to create a treatment plan to meet your personal needs.
LaVue International proudly provides patients from Beaumont, Nederland, Viterbo, and Lumberton, TX with the Fractional CO2 Laser for skin resurfacing. Contact us at (409) 291-4994 or fill out a Contact Form here.