Fine to moderate wrinkles· Liver spots· Uneven skin tone· Sun-damaged skin· Acne scars· Chickenpox scars· Mild scarring· Actinic keratosis· Seborrheic keratosis· Stretch marks·

What is laser skin resurfacing

Co2 Laser skin resurfacing is a type of skin care procedure at Hermosa Med Spa using lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance.

Depending on your individual needs, CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are used to get rid of scars, warts, and deep wrinkles. Erbium is used for finer lines and wrinkles, along with other superficial skin concerns. Both types of ablative lasers remove outside layers of the skin.

What can CO2 laser skin resurfacing treat

Fractional laser CO2 skin resurfacing is golden standard treatment solution that does require 5 to 7 days of downtime to treat:

Fine to moderate wrinkles
Liver spots
Uneven skin tone
Sun-damaged skin
Acne scars
Chickenpox scars
Mild scarring
Actinic keratosis
Seborrheic keratosis
Stretch marks

What does CO2 laser skin resurfacing correct?


Acne Scars

Although CO2 laser is excellent at addressing a variety of the signs of aging, it is also the optimal treatment available for deep acne scars. Patients of all ages can benefit from the results of a CO2 laser treatment if they do not want to live with a remnant of acne scars from days gone by.

CO2 lasers were effective in treating acne scars. However, combination therapy may be more beneficial for people with ice-pick acne scars.

At Hermosa Med Spa, we usually combine with Infini Microneedling RF to treat moderate acne scars.

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CO2 laser is excellent at addressing a variety of the signs of aging, it is also the optimal treatment available for fine lines & Wrinkles.

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Dark Spots & Sun Damage

CO2 laser is excellent at addressing a variety of the signs of dark spots, it is also the optimal treatment available for pigmentations & sun damages.

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Stretch Mark

CO2 laser is an excellent treatment available for stretch marks.

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It truly depends on how well you protect your skin from sun damage and environmental factors like smoking. Natural factor such as aging, general overall health and changes in weight can also impact the long-term results. However, if you apply sunscreen and have a healthy life style, you can maintain your excellent results for many years.

Avoid picking at the skin or rubbing skin vigorously when cleaning it or in the shower.

Avoid hot showers.
Care for the skin after laser resurfacing is similar to managing a second-degree thermal burn.
Keeping the wound moist and dressing regularly promotes faster healing.
Antibiotics, painkillers and anti-itching medications can be administered if necessary.
Two methods of wound dressing may be used:
Open type: Apply an occlusive ointment (like petroleum jelly) till skin heals. Avoid topical antibiotics.
Closed type: Apply semi-occlusive biosynthetic dressing until skin heals. It is painless and promotes faster healing. It is expensive, however, and requires frequent clinic visits and increases the chance of infection.

Some patients report visible results after one treatment. The results will typically continue to improve over the next few months.

Recovery from CO2 laser resurfacing of the entire face is seven to 14 days, depending on the depth.
Post-resurfacing swelling is expected. It peaks at day two or three, and then usually subsides by days five or seven.
Redness and itching are common.
During the first week, there are varying degrees of oozing and crusting depending on the dressing used.
Applying the ointment we provide for the first week.
Start applying moisturizer for the next two to three weeks.
The doctor may recommend post-procedure skin reconditioning early during the healing process.
Avoid products that contain acids such salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc., until the skin has completely regenerated, healed and skin tolerance has returned.