Am I a Candidate for CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

CO2 laser resurfacing can be applied to your entire face, or it may be used to address specific areas on your face. As it resurfaces your skin, the CO2 laser tightens and tones it, smoothing wrinkles and firming loose skin. CO2 laser resurfacing can be used to help achieve the following:

CO2 laser resurfacing can be used to help achieve the following:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat acne scarring
  • Even out skin tone and texture
  • Brighten your complexion
  • Removes skin lesions and growths
  • Improve sun damage
  • Tighten skin

CO2 Laser Resurfacing for Younger, Healthier Skin

During skin resurfacing using a CO2 laser, very short pulses (ultra-pulse) of light energy are delivered to vaporize the upper layers of the skin. The energy emitted is controlled to precisely remove the skin with minimal collateral damage. The process stimulates the skin’s collagen production, leading to an enhanced structure and firmness of the skin. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Sofonio offers CO2 laser resurfacing at his accredited Surgery Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.

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CO2 Laser Resurfacing Procedure

Prior to the skin resurfacing procedure, we will apply anesthesia on the area that will be treated. For partial resurfacing, we may use local anesthesia, but for full facial resurfacing procedures, we may administer IV sedation or general anesthesia.

Full skin treatments may take 30 minutes to an hour. An overnight stay at the hospital is not necessary, so you can leave the clinic following your treatment.

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CO2 Laser Resurfacing Post-Treatment Care

After your treatment, Dr. Sofonio will  instruct you on the appropriate wound care to the resurfaced area of your skin to protect it from infection and irritation. Common side effects after the procedure include swelling and redness. These are normal reactions and usually disappear within a few weeks. More rarely, acne breakouts and other skin issues may occur. Once your skin heals, these side effect will resolve. Before you leave the clinic, we will provide you with instructions on proper wound care. We advise you to stay indoors to avoid exposure to allergens, sunlight, and pollutants that can irritate and infect the skin for the first several days post procedure.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing at Sofonio Aesthetics

After your treatment, you will visit Dr. Sofonio to monitor the healing process. He will help advise you on how to take care of your skin to best facilitate the healing process. Once your skin is fully healed, the full effects of your treatment will appear over the next several months.

These results are long-lasting, and improvements can be seen for years after your treatment. CO2 laser resurfacing is a safe and highly effective procedure that works wonders on many skin issues, and will minimize visible signs of aging, resulting in a rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

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Why Choose Sofonio Aesthetics?

Dr. Sofonio is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive facial surgeon. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in a wide array of treatments, and he and his skincare team are dedicated to helping you achieve your unique aesthetic goals. Dr. Sofonio is known and loved for his exceptional level of care and integrity. Your safety and satisfaction are his top priorities, and he offers the best aesthetic technology available worldwide.

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