CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Offers Smoother and Softer Skin

Published on March 16, 2018

One popular skin treatment we offer at Houston Oculofacial is CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing treatment using CO2 lasers is very effective for addressing various types of skin problems. It can remove damaged skin, deep wrinkles, and creases in facial skin.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing – About the Treatment

How does CO2 laser skin resurfacing work? During your treatment at Houston Oculofacial, the lasers are applied to the skin as concentrated light beams. When the beam is applied to the skin, it removes damage from even the deepest skin layers.

This treatment can target areas very precisely, so if you need to address particular problems, it can be an excellent choice. You can use it for reduction of lines around the eyes and mouth or rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin from the entire face. It can also be used on the neck, chest, and hands.

Laser skin resurfacing is beneficial for treatment of acne scars, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. It can be used to remove creases from the forehead. It can take care of precancerous spots, lesions, and skin imperfections.

The time required for one session is around 30 to 40 minutes. Usually, the treatment is done using local anesthesia. If the treatment is for the full face or a larger area, however, the recommendation is for general anesthesia. Dr. Mirwat Sami will discuss these options with you before the treatment during a consultation.

Your Consultation

It is important that you consult with Dr. Sami at Houston Oculofacial before your laser skin resurfacing procedure. Dr. Sami will examine your skin to learn more about the issues you would like to address and will make sure that laser skin resurfacing is the proper treatment.

You will need to tell Dr. Sami about your acne breakout history and any other skin problems you may have had. If you have a history of cold sores, Dr. Sami may prescribe antiviral medication prior to the treatment. If you are prone to acne breakouts or infections, you may need to take antibiotics before your session begins.

Post-Treatment Care

Post-treatment care will depend on the skin areas targeted and the problems that were addressed. Your doctor will provide you with detailed care instructions for cleaning the skin, use of makeup and products, and any precautions.

After the treatment, you may need to use sterile bandages on the treatment areas for a few days. You’ll need to carefully clean the skin using water and apply a special ointment to promote healing.

There are no major side effects from CO2 laser treatment. You may experience a bit of itching for a day or two after the treatment.

The treated skin peels after it dries. In its place, you will see new skin growth. The new skin will be completely free of wrinkles and scars. With the help of CO2 laser skin resurfacing, you can get new and improved skin easily.

Contact Houston Oculofacial for a Consultation with Dr. Sami

Dr. Mirwat Sami, a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is the ideal choice for your next facial procedure. Contact Houston Oculofacial today to schedule your consultation.