This Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fractional Laser, developed by Candela, is a platform which offers solutions for skin resurfacing, wrinkle and scar reduction, pigmentation, minor dermal incisions and excisions and now vaginal treatments.
With the CO2, we can treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over the intensity, pattern and depth of ablation.
The CO2 Laser works by removing layers of damaged skin tissue in a fractioned method, resulting skin is smoother and younger looking by stimulating the regeneration of the healthy skin underneath.
The CO2RE is suitable for treating:
- Acne Scars
- CO2 Resurfacing
- Fractional Resurfacing
- Scar Treatment
- Vaginal Treatments
CO2 Laser FAQs
CO2 vs chemical peel? Difference? Why?
The CO2 laser is much more aggressive than a chemical peel and normally used to treat much deeper lines in the face.
Who is a candidate? How do I know if I’m a candidate?
Almost anyone can be a candidate, however normally this laser is used to treat very deep lines in the skin which normally occurs at a later age in life.
How soon will I see results?
Generally, results will begin to show one week after the procedure but complete results won’t show for three months.
What can I expect during the procedure?
During the procedure you will experience some discomfort, bleeding and fluid secretion.
How many treatments will I need?
Usually one treatment, however if wrinkles are severe possibly two.
What needs to be done to prepare/is any preparation needed?
No make up and arrive one hour prior to ensure anesthetic can be applied.
How much discomfort will I experience during and after? Will Dr. Honrado or his still give me any type of anesthetic?
A topical anesthetic is used to reduce discomfort and Dr. Honrado can also do a nerve block if the pain is more severe.
How quick is the recovery time? How much down time is needed after?
Normally, one week to ten days.
How soon will I be able to return to work? Will I need to go directly home afterwards to recover? Will people be able to see/tell I had something done?
You can return to work one week after. You will want to go home directly afterwards since it will be obvious that something was done.
What are the postop instructions or post procedure instructions?
Stay out of the sun for three-four weeks. No make up for one week. Make sure to use sunblock for three months afterwards.