CO2 Fractionated Laser Treatments in Newtown, PA.
Understanding laser therapy
The Fractionated CO2 laser is a non-invasive skin treatment to reduce and treat skin irregularities by using carbon dioxide to remove damaged skin from the outer layers of your dermis. Targeted beams of light are used to resurface your skin, resulting in smoother, firmer skin along with a glowing, brighter skin tone.
Typically, the CO2 laser is used for treatments on the face, neck, hands, and arms and mainly treats acne scars. However, the following skin concerns can be addressed with this treatment:
Your Medical Aesthetician will guide you through what areas to address first.
Your best skin is possible with help at RMA.
Minimize the appearance of acne scars, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, correct pigmentation and other skin conditions with CO2 Fractionated Laser treatments in Newtown, PA. Your Laser Specialist will assess your skin concerns and devise a treatment plan specific to your needs.
However, this treatment is not conducive for all skin tones or for patients who have an active infection or take an oral steroid as there may be a risk to your health. If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, be sure to consult with your primary care doctor first before undergoing CO2 Fractionated Laser therapy. During your consultation, your Laser Specialists will determine if your skin type and concerns can be addressed with this type of laser therapy.
Preparation is integral for optimal results.
Your outpatient treatment typically lasts 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the treatment size. First, your Laser Specialist will apply a topical numbing cream, which takes about 30 minutes—but this isn’t always needed. Once numb, your Laser Specialist will move the handheld laser across the treated area following a pixelated grid-like pattern. Once your treatment is complete, your skin is covered with a special ointment and wrapped for protection.
After your treatment, you may need a cold compress to help alleviate any swelling—however, these symptoms subside within the first 24 hours. You will receive post-treatment care instructions to care for your face properly. It is vital to refrain from putting makeup on your face. You may apply ointment as needed to prevent the formation of scabs. It is absolutely imperative to gently cleanse and moisturize your face twice a day. Finally, while your skin is healing, you will need to adjust your daily workout routines, such as swimming or strenuous exercise, to avoid infection for at least five to seven days.
Depending on your treated areas and the type of skin condition we are treating, your results will vary. For skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, you will notice immediate results. However, for such problems as acne scars or reducing fine lines and wrinkles, your overall results may be delayed until your final treatment and once your skin has healed.
Don’t just wish for clearer skin
Experience exceptional results from our dedicated Medical Aestheticians, Laser Specialists, and Master Injectors. At Rejuvenation Medical Aesthetics, our cosmetic team is under the supervision of physician and surgeon Dr. Harmon Stein, who has decades of experience in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments.
A numbing cream is applied to your face before your treatment to keep you comfortable during your session. Some patients experience a prickling sensation, but overall the treatment is quite tolerable.
Your Laser Specialist will assess your skin condition during your consultation and tailor a unique treatment plant to meet your specific needs. Typically, patients need one to three treatments four to six weeks apart.
Fractional and full ablative are the two types of CO2 therapy options. Fully ablative CO2 lasers remove all superficial skin and internally heat deep into the dermal layer to trigger a healing response from your body to produce collagen and elastin production. This treatment requires anesthesia and has a downtime of two weeks. However, results are noticeable in one treatment.
Fractionated CO2 lasers target smaller fractions of your skin with partial laser light, which enables your laser specialist to adjust the percentage of skin affected by treatment and the ability to change the depth of the laser to suit your specific skin concerns. Only some skin is removed during the session, which is less aggressive than ablative laser therapy. As a result, your downtime is much shorter with only five to seven days and does not require anesthesia. However, a topical numbing cream may be used to keep you comfortable.
CO2 Fractionated laser is a safe and effective treatment. However, some side effects include redness, minor swelling, a sunburn sensation, and scabbing. These symptoms typically subside in five to seven days.
The cost for your treatment depends on the size of the area and the number of areas being treated. During your consultation, your laser specialist will discuss the cost of your session and determine if additional treatments are needed for optimum results.
CO2 Fractionated Laser is considered a cosmetic treatment and is not covered by medical insurance. However, payment and financing options are available for your convenience. Also, be sure to ask about seasonal or promotional offers to bundle your treatments for overall skin revitalization.
Experience luxurious aesthetics from the front office to your personalized treatments.
Rejuvenation Medical Aesthetics offers a highly-skilled team of aesthetic providers and Master Injectors. We can help you achieve your aesthetic goals and our approach is never overdone. Schedule your private consultation today and give yourself a little R&R. We serve Bucks County and welcome patients from New Jersey, Philadelphia, Princeton, and the surrounding areas. Learn more about our treatments and procedures at Rejuvenation Medical Aesthetics in Newtown, PA.
451 S. State St. Suite C, Newtown, PA 18940