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What are the Benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

woman considering co2 laser resurfacingAre you unhappy when you look in the mirror these days?  Maybe your skin has become discolored, or you have scars or fine lines that make you look older than you feel.

As you age, your collagen production declines and that leads to a breakdown of your skin's underlying structure. With collagen degradation, your skin loses elasticity and strength and that results in sagging skin, which produces wrinkles. Moreover, environmental threats like UV exposure and pollution can further deteriorate the skin and also cause skin discoloration.

Luckily, there is a way to wind back the clock.  If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your skin, you might want to consider fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. In this blog, Dr. Cecil Yeung will explain the benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing.

What is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The treatment method of CO2 laser resurfacing uses lasers to vaporize the skin cells that have been damaged, allowing new, more healthy cells to replace the older ones. Treatment by CO2 laser resurfacing can erase years from your face, help erase pigmentation irregularities and drastically reduce the appearance of wrinkles so that your skin looks younger and healthier.  In fact, CO2 laser resurfacing is one of the best methods for reducing scarring from acne and resurfacing facial skin damaged by sun exposure.

How Does Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Work?

The technique of CO2 laser resurfacing has been used for many years as a safe and effective treatment for many different types of skin issues including warts, wound scars, enlarged oil glands on the nose, shallow scars from acne, and fine wrinkles around the mouth or eyes.  Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a new method which uses fractionated CO2 in very short ultra pulse waves of light energy.  These light beams are delivered in a scanning pattern so that they can remove very thin skin layers with minimal heat damage.

After treatment, the recovery is about two weeks.  After that time, you will need to protect your new skin by using 30 SPF sunscreen and limiting your time in the sun for a few months after treatment.

Why is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Used?

Frequently, CO2 laser resurfacing is suggested when a person wants a long-lasting and effective treatment to improve skin appearance.

You might want to consider CO2 laser resurfacing if you would like to target any of the following:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Dark spots
  • Skin texture irregularities
  • Acne scars
  • Facial scars

What are the Benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing of the Skin?

Along with making your skin look more wrinkle-free and youthful, this effective treatment offers these additional benefits:

  • Stimulates your body's natural process of collagen renewal in your skin.
  • Offers accelerated healing because of the targeted precision treatment.
  • Gives individualized results because the doctor can control the intensity of the treatment.
  • Provides adjustable treatments to meet your specific needs and desired recovery downtime.
  • Ensures safe and effective treatments for almost all skin types.

Where Can You Find CO2 Skin Resurfacing in Houston?

One of the most experienced providers of this facial rejuvenation procedure is Dr. Yeung of Houston.  In fact, Dr. Yeung is well known for delivering particularly natural-looking results for his patients.

Dr. Yeung offers personalized care that you can trust. The treatments are directed to your individual situation and unique needs. Yeung Institute offers state-of-the-art equipment in a luxurious, private, and comfortable atmosphere where you will experience exceptional care by Dr. Yeung and his well-trained staff.

Are you interested in considering CO2 skin resurfacing to improve the appearance of your skin? Contact Dr. Yeung's office today or call for an appointment at 713-795-4885 and find out more about the procedure and how you can have long-lasting and natural-looking skin rejuvenation.

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