The CO2RE (via Candela) Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing eliminates layers of pores and skin tissue in a fractionated manner (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing) to assist scale back “age-spots” (also known as sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), fantastic strains, wrinkles, scarring, uneven color, skin laxity, textural irregularities, uninteresting tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest.
CO2RE is the most productive medicine if you wish to get the most results with one medicine. If you be capable of take a while to heal (7-14 days), having this one remedy is like having a couple of other non-invasive treatments directly. It may be the best unmarried remedy for complex skin damage and wrinkling.
CO2RE is an in-office process that calls for pre and post-treatment drugs to ensure proper therapeutic and luxury all the way through the procedure. Discomfort varies at the intensity of the medication. For your comfort right through the medication, we might follow a topical anesthetic or inject local anesthetic and/or tumescent anesthetic and prescribe sedative drugs to scale back discomfort. After the remedy maximum sufferers describe the post-procedure feeling as a nasty sunburn for approximately 12 hours to two days. Please also practice the instructions for all different prescribed ache medication is needed post medication. We additionally counsel pain or leisure medicines prior to medication therefore it is important to have someone pressure you home after remedy.
Typically one laser remedy with C02RE is advisable. Occasionally, in an area that can not be handled aggressively, we might want to do more than one medicine to optimize effects. Maintenance remedies will also be important to maintain results, particularly if sun isn’t avoided or proper skincare used. Occasionally, even with the best care, every other medicine could also be necessary in a few years (within the house around the eyes, it is going to simplest be 1-2 years).
How do I Know if i Want CO2RE?
Anyone who has solar broken, getting older skin, irregularly pigmented pores and skin, wrinkles, sagging, irregular texture of the surface or different pores and skin condition which may be expected to be advanced with this treatment that understands the dangers, costs and time necessary to achieve the full benefit of the process and who has real looking expectations of the ultimate result.
This is not a just right remedy for pores and skin of colour. The explanation why is that that is an aggressive remedy that does lead to prolonged therapeutic of the outside. Pigmented skin has a tendency to heal with hyperpigmentation and that does happen with this process upwards of 30% of the time. It can take many months of topical therapies and occasionally further laser remedies to proper this. If this treatment is to be undertaken on darkish skin, it will want to be a part of a series of gentler remedies and not a single treatment.
This may be now not a remedy for any woman who is pregnant or somebody who has been treated with isotretinoin (or Accutane) inside 6 months. In addition, if there are any stipulations leading to delayed or bizarre therapeutic or a history of chilly sores or herpes virus it is very important inform your doctor on the pre-treatment level to stop headaches.
How does CO2RE work?
The C02RE (by way of Candela) Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing eliminates layers of skin tissue in a fractionated manner (columns of pores and skin are removed, leaving the outside surrounding every column intact to aid in therapeutic) to lend a hand scale back “age-spots” (also referred to as solar freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), positive strains, wrinkles, scarring, uneven colour, pores and skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest.
What benefits can I expect?
Results which can be anticipated are a very significant and noticeable relief within the parts of solar damaged pores and skin comparable to “age-spots” (also referred to as sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), superb traces, wrinkles, scarring, uneven shade, pores and skin laxity, textural irregularities, boring tone, and a thinned collagen layer. The pores and skin will continue to improve for a period of 6 months following the process supplied right kind skin care is used and solar exposure is minimized. Sometimes the effects aren’t significant till the 6th and even the 9th month, relying at the particular person’s age, their aftercare regimen and their historical past of smoking
What are the dangers and unwanted side effects?
The main unfavourable of the CO2RE is the downtime. Depending on the area and the aggressiveness of the remedy, it’ll take7-14 days for the skin to heal. This downtime will come with significant redness crusting (possibly minor bleeding and oozing relying on treatment intensity), dryness, and peeling and flaking (it is very important stay the outside wet after treatment). This does imply that social and paintings activities should be curtailed right through this time, although you should be completely in a position to operating from home after the first day or two. It could be a very painful procedure however at Advanced Dermatology we offer complete facial anesthesia so there will have to be no or minimal ache during the process and even within the hours following it. Other doable uncomfortable side effects may come with but aren’t limited to: pores and skin wound, an infection and scarring, hypo and hyper-pigmentation.
Prior to treatment all possible risks and unwanted effects will probably be mentioned with you by your clinical provider and cosmetic coordinator.
How will I feel and look after the remedy?
After the treatment, you are going to go house and sleep most commonly for the primary day. After the primary day your skin will probably be uncooked and you are going to follow the instructions as to tips on how to stay it healing maximally. We generally see you in the workplace at the first, 2nd or 3rd day after the process to be sure that therapeutic goes according to plan. By the 7th day you can normally follow makeup or venture out in public, however your pores and skin will nonetheless be red and can be very sensitive for the better part of 1-three months. It is most essential to observe the directions given to you via your provider. A strict skincare regimen and sun avoidance is recommended for best therapeutic and optimum results for a length of 6 months following remedy. Failure to do so may result in sub-optimal effects or unwanted side effects similar to indexed above.
Your skin will continue to age as time goes on because of solar exposure, environmental tension, overall health and way of life choices such as smoking. To take care of your effects we suggest a healthy skin care routine including cosmeceutical merchandise, scientific grade facials, and other procedures as directed by way of your supplier.
Is there differently to get the similar impact?
Alternatives to the CO2RE Fractional Laser Resurfacing treatment include photodynamic photorejuvenation (the use of Levulan with IPL), Fraxel laser, E3 (Ematrix with Sublime and IPL) or other brands of C02 Laser resurfacing. Typically, there aren’t any other remedies that can give you as a lot of an overall effect with just one remedy. You would have to mix the above with fillers or tissue tightening devices to reach identical results.
Can this be combined with different remedies?
CO2RE can be combined with other therapies even supposing we cannot do different treatments in the same house(s) treated at the similar day. Many make a selection to have Wrinkle Relaxers such as BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin to scale back unwanted wrinkles led to by means of muscle contraction along with having Dermal Fillers equivalent to Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Juvederm and Belotero to plump and fill areas where volume has been misplaced such because the cheeks, nasolabial folds, lower eyelids and lips. We would possibly recommend botulinum toxin 2 weeks prior to the treatment as studies have shown that this will likely fortify the effect on wrinkles brought about via motion, however we generally wait one month earlier than or after doing fillers.
What is the price of CO2RE?
Depending on the space handled the price of a CO2RE remedy ranges from $1250 to $3500. If more than one spaces are handled (reminiscent of including on neck and chest), this can be extra.
To be told more about CO2RE, please get in touch us to make an appointment with certainly one of our cosmetic coordinators.