Portland area physician describes CO2 laser resurfacing
Laser resurfacing has become an extremely popular method used by physicians to assist in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin irregularities. While other methods of rejuvenating the skin such as chemical peels are done using specific ingredients meant to contribute to skin cell turnover, CO2 laser resurfacing works in a different way. This particular method uses pulsating beams of light to remove the superficial layers of the skin. This is done using short, concentrated application of laser light. While it is called CO2 laser resurfacing, this treatment may also be referred to as a laser peel or lasabrasion.
CO2 laser resurfacing allows doctors to apply these laser beams in a specific scanning pattern, which removes the layers of the skin. There is a recovery period involved with this type of skin resurfacing, and many patients need approximately two weeks to see the dramatic changes CO2 laser resurfacing can provide. Patients who undergo this procedure will receive after-care instructions and products to use at home to improve the skin.
The best candidates for laser skin resurfacing treatments such as CO2 laser resurfacing are those who are experiencing the early signs of aging on the face. Instead of undergoing a more invasive procedure such as a facelift, patients can enjoy this method of improving the texture and tone of the skin around the eyes, mouth, or forehead. Patients who have acne or darker skin may not be good candidates for treatment, but this can be determined by the doctors at Thrive in Portland. Most patients with overall healthy skin can enjoy the benefits CO2 laser resurfacing has to offer.
If you live in Portland or the surrounding communities and you have been considering methods of reducing the signs of aging, and blemishes and sun spots on the skin, CO2 laser resurfacing may be the best solution. Contact Dr. Maddox of Thrive today and schedule an initial consultation and examination to determine if laser skin resurfacing is the most efficient method of improving the appearance and overall health of the skin.