How safe is CO2 laser resurfacing on the face? I have extremely sensitive skin. Can this procedure cause scarring or other side effects?

CO2. CO2 laser is a wonderful tool to help improve the quality of the skin for the right patient. It can cause scaring and pigment issues. It is important to meet with a skin care expert to determine if the Co2 is appropriate for you. A less invasive form of CO2 is the fractionated lasers. Les complications but multiple treatments and not the potential results of the CO2.

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I have extremely sensitive skin, is CO2 laser for under the eyes risky? Can you have permanent scarring or discoloration?

Unknown. I am not aware of long term negative consequences other than a slight tendency to be more sun-sensitive, but everyone who has had a CO2 laser should be using sunscreen to continue protecting the results that were obtained by the laser. There have been cases of delayed lightening of skin color, noted as much as one year after surgery. Read more...

How does co2 laser resurfacing get rid of wrinkles and dark spots? I understand that the co2 laser damages the skin and forces it to heal itself. But I don't understand exactly how that gets rid of wrinkles and spots..

This . This is a good question. Total fx laser resurfacing (co2 laser) vaporizes the soft tissues of the face to eliminate/reduce sun spots, decrease and remove lines and wrinkles as well as reducing pore size. This is through the production of a controlled injury to the papillary dermis (upper dermis), after which replacement of damaged tissues with new healthy, compact collagen takes place. One also sees a more homogenous complexion of the skin tone (color) and the reduction of telangiectasias (small red capillaries) due to this injury and tissue replacement. Optimal results are seen over a 90 – 120 day timeline. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md. Read more...
By . By burning the outer layer of skin, which usually contains the wrinkles and the dark spots, you will have the new skin come in from below without the wrinkles and brown spots. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com. Read more...