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What can CO2 skin resurfacing lasers be used for?

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CO2 skin resurfacing lasers are a popular tool in the field of medical aesthetics. They are used to treat a wide range of skin conditions. These lasers use carbon dioxide (CO2) to remove layers of skin in a controlled manner. Removing skin promotes the growth of new skin cells and improves the appearance of the skin. 

CO2 skin resurfacing lasers have a number of different uses, ranging from cosmetic procedures to medical treatments.

Below are examples of what CO2 skin resurfacing lasers can be used for.

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Wrinkles and fine lines

Before and after of CO2 laser treatment for sagging skin - available in Vancouver

One of the primary uses of CO2 skin resurfacing lasers is for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines

Of course, as we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which can lead to sagging and wrinkles. 

CO2 skin resurfacing lasers work by removing the top layers of skin, which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look more smooth, firm, youthful and vibrant.

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Acne scars and other types of scars

Before and after of CO2 acne scar removal - available in Vancouver
before and after image of CO2 laser skin resurfacing on burn patient - treatment available in Surrey

CO2 skin resurfacing lasers are also effective at treating acne scars and other types of scars. For example chickenpox scars, surgical scars, burns or scars from skin traumas.

Scars can be unsightly and can make people self-conscious about their appearance.

Acne scars, in particular, can be stubborn and difficult to treat.

Using controlled skin damage, CO2 lasers can help to break up the collagen tissues that form scars in the first place. This stimulates the growth of new skin cells, but in a more even manner. As a result, one can reduce the appearance of scars and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.

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Dermatological medical conditions

In addition to cosmetic procedures, CO2 skin lasers can be used to treat a variety of dermatological medical conditions.

For example, they can be used to remove precancerous skin lesions, such as actinic keratosis. They can also be used to remove benign skin growths, such as moles and warts

In some cases, CO2 lasers can even be used to remove skin cancers, although this typically requires a more aggressive treatment approach.

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Before and after images of CO2 laser skin rejuvenation on aging skin - available in Vancouver

Another use of CO2 skin resurfacing lasers is for the treatment of hyperpigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation refers to areas of the skin that are darker than the surrounding skin. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun damage, hormonal changes, and certain medications.

CO2 lasers can be used to remove the top layers of skin which have become discoloured. In some cases, this can help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone by lightening dark spots.

This is a procedure that must be carefully done, since more skin damage can lead to more hyperpigmentation. Only experienced professionals should perform CO2 hyperpigmentation treatments.

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Points to keep in mind about CO2 laser treatments

There are a few things to keep in mind when considering CO2 laser treatments. 

First, the procedure can be uncomfortable. Some patients may require pain medication or topical anaesthetic during the procedure. 

Second, the recovery time can take several weeks. During this time, the skin may be red and swollen. It can also form crusting scabs.

Thirdly, CO2 skin resurfacing lasers are not suitable for everyone. Patients with certain skin or health conditions may not be good candidates for the procedure. It’s crucial to consult with an aesthetic doctor before undergoing this procedure. If you happen to not be eligible, they can recommend a path that would better suit your case.

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CO2 skin resurfacing lasers are a multipurpose tool for skin appearance and health

In conclusion, CO2 lasers have a wide range of uses in the field of medical aesthetics, and even for serious dermatology cases.

They can be used to treat wrinkles, scars from acne or other injuries, hyperpigmentation, and a variety of other skin conditions.

While the procedure can be uncomfortable and the recovery time can take several weeks, many patients find that the results are well worth the inconvenience.

If you are considering a CO2 skin resurfacing laser treatment, it’s important to speak with a qualified doctor to determine whether it’s the right choice for you.

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