Perich Aesthetics surgeons use the Candela CORE CO2 Laser to enhance skin tone and texture through skin resurfacing. This non-invasive procedure reduces the effects of aging and sun on the skin, smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and surgical and acne scars by removing the skin’s outer layers and allowing radiant new skin cells to shine through.
This procedure can resolve the symptoms of certain dermatological conditions. For example, skin resurfacing is often used for clients who have rosacea, deep folds, and wrinkles in the skin, warts, spider veins, and blemishes. Laser treatment can also improve the appearance of sunspots, sagging skin, uneven tone, and enlarged pores.
After preparing the skin for resurfacing, the surgeon applies a topical anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. The skin is then thoroughly cleaned before the laser is slowly applied to the targeted treatment area. The CO2 laser stimulates the body to produce its own natural collagen as the skin heals.
Although some patients notice side effects like tingling or redness, these usually resolve within several days of the procedure. During the healing period, you will be instructed to clean your skin with a special solution several times each day to avoid infection. Most clients require several sessions of laser resurfacing depending on their aesthetic goals, but you can expect the final results to last for several years. The process also continues to improve for months after the procedure is done.
Fall or winter is the ideal time for skin resurfacing since clients should limit sun exposure before and after this procedure to protect the complexion and preserve results. Laser treatment is appropriate for individuals of all skin tones, although it should not be used during active acne breakouts.