Smooth, luminous skin is the ideal. Yet, years of sun, stress, and environmental factors can make this goal hard to achieve. At our practice in Boston CO2 laser skin resurfacing is used to help reverse this damage by using this light-based technology.
This procedure is a good alternative for patients who fear scalpels or stitches. The CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser is a relatively new treatment that precisely vaporizes the superficial skin layer by layer. This procedure can be performed on the entire face for an overall rejuvenated appearance, or target specific areas of concern. We strive to procedure leaves the skin smoother and tighter.
Slight swelling is expected in the first 72 hours. A thick covering of an antibiotic ointment is to be applied for seven days to promote healing and add protection to the healing tissue. After one week, makeup can be used to mask the new pink skin. The patient can return to normal activities almost immediately, but it may take 1-2 months for all the redness to subside. *Pre-requisite – Skin must be prepped with specific products for a minimum of six weeks*
Contact Joseph Russo, MD, our Boston CO2 laser skin resurfacing expert, today to schedule your consultation and find out if CO2 laser skin resurfacing is right for you. Our team will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment options for your skin and your aesthetic concerns.
575 Boylston Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Your body is constantly changing. Gravity, age, and the elements are constantly pulling at you. But you are not alone in this fight. The doctors and aesthetic experts at Joseph A Russo, MD are also in constant motion, relentlessly innovating better ways to overcome the entropic effects of time and gravity.