Are you searching for a way to diminish the signs of aging or even out your skin tone? Laser skin resurfacing may be right for you. This safe, effective skincare procedure uses ablative lasers to remove the outer layer of your skin, improving skin texture and appearance. Not only does the CO2 laser remove dead skin cells to keep your body soft and silky, but this technology also stimulates the production of collagen so you can enjoy a youthful, radiant glow.
At Bella Medspa, we offer CO2 laser resurfacing so our clients can enjoy smoother, more radiant, and younger-looking skin.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is one of the most popular skin rejuvenation procedures available. This procedure allows you to reverse the effects of aging without plastic surgery, fillers, or Botox—instead, laser technology provides skin-boosting benefits without the need for an inpatient cosmetic procedure.
CO2 laser treatment benefits include:
Additionally, CO2 laser treatment can be used in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift or a neck lift, to achieve the best results.
Good candidates for laser resurfacing include people with skin conditions that do not respond to over-the-counter treatments. This cosmetic procedure can be used to treat many age, sun, or acne-related skin concerns, such as:
However, laser skin resurfacing may not be right for you if you have active acne breakouts. If you are taking or recently took isotretinoin, speak to your dermatologist first. Research suggests that you should wait a few months—usually 6 to 12 months—since completing isotretinoin to begin laser treatment. Speak to a professional at Bella Medspa to discuss your medical history and whether this procedure is right for your skin condition(s).
It's a common misconception that people with darker skin are not good candidates for laser skin resurfacing. While people with lighter skin tones have a reduced risk of hypopigmentation, laser treatment is safe for all skin tones. Darker skin simply requires a more gentle approach. To avoid unwanted side effects, our staff will perform a spot test to ensure that the resurfacing laser settings are compatible with your skin type.
With CO2 laser resurfacing, you can reverse the effects of aging, hyperpigmentation, and other unwanted skin conditions without cosmetic surgery or invasive procedures. Whether you want to minimize your crow's feet or remove an unsightly wart, laser skin resurfacing can produce the results you need.
See for yourself how laser skin resurfacing has transformed our patients' skin for the better.
The resurfacing procedure is simple, safe, and completely outpatient. You do not need to spend the night in a hospital or clinic after receiving your treatment. Prior to your first session, avoid tanning or heavy sun exposure for at least 4 weeks. You should also avoid exfoliating facial procedures for at least 4 weeks—this includes chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Before you decide to invest in CO2 laser resurfacing, you will meet with a Bella Medspa esthetician who will explain the procedure and your individual treatment plan. Once you create a plan, you're ready to schedule your first session!
Bella Medspa’s estheticians will take the proper steps to ensure that you undergo a safe and effective laser skin resurfacing treatment. Prior to the procedure, we can discuss potential side effects of laser treatment with you and detail how to preserve your results and protect your new skin after the treatment. At Bella Medspa, we prioritize our clients’ comfort and education.
The healing process for skin resurfacing usually takes on to two weeks. However, the bigger the treatment area and the deeper the laser, the longer your recovery time will be. Your skin may feel red, swollen, and raw after the procedure.
Laser skin resurfacing increases your skin's sensitivity, so it is very important to be careful and protect yourself in the weeks following your procedure. Your Bella Medspa esthetician will provide specific instructions for you to follow. General aftercare tips include:
Like all cosmetic procedures, proper preparation is very important for laser resurfacing. When you schedule a consultation with a Bella Medspa esthetician, they will provide specific recommendations based on your skin type. In general, the following tips can keep your skin protected and increase the procedure's effectiveness.
There are two types of laser skin resurfacing technology: ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers remove the outside layers of the skin, revealing fresh new skin underneath. Non-ablative lasers do not remove any skin, instead using pulsed light, pulsed-dye, or fractional lasers to treat conditions such as spider veins, rosacea, and acne-related medical conditions. A Fraxel laser is a type of non-ablative technology, and is best suited for textured acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and wrinkles.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a type of ablative laser which helps remove acne scars and deep wrinkles. Your procedure may involve an Erbium laser, which helps remove finer lines and wrinkles. This laser provides the benefits of ablative laser technology while reducing unwanted discoloration in the treatment areas. Contact Bella Medspa to discuss our laser skin resurfacing options and learn which procedure is right for you.
At Bella Medspa, fractional ablative laser treatment costs anywhere between $199 to $599 per treatment. Depending on your skin conditions and type, you may need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. We offer a pay-as-you-go price for ultimate flexibility, helping you avoid large upfront payments or long-term payment plans.
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Laser Skin resurfacing works for a variety of skin types. It can eliminate wrinkles, diminish seemingly permanent scars, and help correct a wide variety of other skin imperfections.
Laser skin resurfacing uses laser microbeams to stimulate areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis. As a result, the body’s natural healing process restarts. Healthy tissue begins to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger skin.
Most treatments last no more than an hour. Depending on the condition being treated, a single treatment or a series of treatments may be required for optimal results.
Most people feel minimal discomfort during and after the treatment. In some cases, we may recommend mild pain management options for the procedure itself and/or for a few days following it.
Depending upon the treatment option you select, you can expect to experience temporary redness, warmth, and swelling at the treatment site for a few days. As long as you follow your Bella Medspa esthetician’s instructions, you won’t have to worry about experiencing serious complications after your treatment.