Historically, unwanted spots and acne scars have been hard to get rid of. Treatment options never worked or provided results that didn’t last. CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is the proven, safe, and effective non-invasive treatment option that gets rid of dark spots and acne scars.
A CO2 Fractional Laser Procedure
At Colorado Skin & Vein, our providers are able to perform CO2 fractional laser procedures on any area of the body, including the corners and creases of the eyes and mouth. Important procedure steps include the following:
- The specialist cleans the skin and applies a numbing cream to the area being treated
- A handheld laser device is used to add energy to the dark spots to break it apart or to the scar to break down damaged tissue and stimulate new collagen growth.
Many patients describe the sensation of the laser as that of a rubber band snap. Total procedure time is usually 30-45-minutes. Procedures performed on large areas or on severe spots and/or scars may take a bit longer. Total recovery time is very short—5 days or less for patients with minimal damage.
Why CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment Works
A CO2 fractional laser treatment breaks down cells responsible for dark spots and acne scars. As the laser is passed over spots and scars, it delivers short pulses of energy that break down damaged cells. After minimal post-procedure redness and swelling subside, healthy skin is revealed. Collagen production is also stimulated. Multiple treatments may be performed to provide maximum results. The skill and experience of the CO2 fractional laser specialist that performs the procedure also play a vital role in patients receiving maximum results.
Scheduling Your Initial Consultation
Don’t leave your results up to chance. Call our Colorado Skin & Vein office in Englewood, CO at 303.683.3235 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our CO2 fractional laser specialists. You’ll receive a customized treatment plan that will help you get rid of your dark spots and/or acne scars once and for all.