CO2 laser skin resurfacing for a glowing, youthful appearance

Co2 Laser Skin Resurfacing in Portland OR Area

No matter how well we take care of our skin, aging, acne, sun exposure, and other issues can eventually take their toll. The good news is that patients have more options than ever before to revitalize their skin and take years off their appearance. CO2 laser resurfacing is one of the many skin rejuvenation options at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

What is CO2 laser resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a technique that has been used for many years to refresh the skin’s appearance. There are several kinds of lasers available, which generally fall into two categories: ablative and non-ablative. CO2 lasers are typically considered ablative, which means that they remove the outer layers of the skin to expose the healthy, youthful skin beneath. The latest technology for CO2 laser skin resurfacing, called fractionated CO2, uses ultra-short pulses of light energy (called “ultrapulses”) or continuous light energy delivered in a scanning pattern to treat the skin while minimizing the heat damage caused by the treatment.

Issues CO2 laser resurfacing can treat

CO2 and Erbium lasers are the two main types of ablative lasers. Whereas Erbium lasers are usually used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and other more superficial issues, CO2 lasers are often chosen to treat deeper issues, including:

  • Deep wrinkles
  • Scars from old injuries
  • Acne scars
  • Warts
  • Enlarged oil glands on the nose
  • Damage caused by sun exposure
  • Birthmarks

Am I a good candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a versatile treatment used for various skin concerns and has remarkable results. Still, it is essential to be aware that the healing period for ablative lasers can take up to two or three weeks, so patients interested in this option should schedule their treatment when they do not have any important upcoming events. Patients with darker skin tones are at a higher risk of experiencing hyperpigmentation after their treatment. Dr. Maddox will talk with you about what to expect during and after your treatment so you are well-informed and can optimize your recovery period.

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To schedule your consultation and learn more about whether CO2 laser skin resurfacing is suitable for you, call Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR today at (503) 928-6505.

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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You shave it. You wax it, you laser it. Heck, you might even dye it pink. Talking about armpit hair. Now some people are saying you can microwave it away once and for all. We’re revealing a new treatment right now and our procedure room. Take it away, Doctor Ashton.

Hi guys So, I’m back here with doctor sheila Nazarian, board certified plastic surgeon and our patient Aaron. You’re going to be demonstrating this new microwave procedure to hit axillary hair, but before we get to that, tell, tell me why this hair bothered you, Aaron? Because I mean, you’re blonde, you wouldn’t mind.

I’m a personal trainer. I spend 95% of my day in a tank top in the gym or in a bikini and shaving every day is such a pain. No one likes to do it. I tried laser hair removal. It doesn’t work. If you have blonde hair and darker skin. So, I heard about mirror smooth So, thought I’d give it a try.

And you said it’s your game, okay, So, doctor Nazarian,

Yeah,

Go ahead and lie back Aaron. So, as you start working tell us a little bit about this technology. Who’s a good candidate for it and how? Does it work?

Well, the beauty of this technology is that everyone is a good candidate. Any skin colour, any hair colour? I’ve actually had the procedure performed on myself, didn’t get any hyperpigmentation from it.

So, you numbed Aaron up before we started, right?

Arron’s been numbed already. We’ve placed a temporary tattoo which basically gives us little tick marks. It’s really paint by numbers at that point and we use the microwave technology of mirror smooth to remove not only 70% of her hair with one treatment, but also the sweat and odour glands are also eliminated. So, it’s basically a little suction and some you know heat is applied, but because she’s numb there’s no pain.

You feel anything?
Fine, just a little pull,

Yeah.

And So, how many treatments typically does it take to really get a good effect?

So, 80% of people really only need one treatment. You’re going to get an 82% reduction in the sweat and odour glands and a 70% reduction in the hair growth. Which, if you’ve ever had laser hair, you know you need multiple treatments in order to get anywhere close to 70%.

So, what’s the cost range for something like this?

This that’s a great question. So, the first treatment is around 2000 dollars, but it’s, but if you think about how many laser hair removal treatments to do. I mean, it really is a great benefit and also laser hair doesn’t remove the sweat and odour glands.

Nice, well, 2000 dollars, meaning that you could throw away all your razors for the rest of your life.
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Never have to worry about sweating in your armpits again and being musty.

No more deodorant and think of all the money you spend on deodorant over a lifetime.

That’s true.

And it takes how long to do both pitch?

We usually schedule people for an hour at a time?
An hour!

So, can you imagine an hour and you’re done.
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The one done idea is very appealing.

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Thanks for sharing that with us and thanks for showing us your armpits,

Thanks for having me

You’re welcome.


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