CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing at a Glance

Best Results 1 - 2
Duration of Results 10 - 12 months
Treatment Recovery 3 - 7 days
Risks & Complications Medium
Anaesthetic Topical
Procedure Time 30 - 60 mins
Skin Specialist Doctor
Back To Work Same day / 2 - 3 days

Frequently Asked Questions

The CO2 laser allows your Skin Renewal doctor to perform skin resurfacing that- reduces or eliminates more pronounced lines and wrinkles. This is done by removing the deeper layers of damaged skin and stimulating the regeneration of healthy skin underneath. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is used to relieve any potential discomfort. If the entire face is being treated, alternative methods may be used.

The CO2 procedure can be performed on areas such as:

  • Around the eyes
  • Around the mouth
  • Acne scarring on the cheeks
  • Full face – for fine lines and sun damage
  • Hands
  • Neck
  • Chest

An individual who;

  • Has developed significant facial lines and wrinkling
  • Has facial scars
  • Uneven pigmentation

By removing the damaged skin, the CO2 laser is able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines revealing more youthful-looking skin. The procedure can also lessen the appearance of scars and other skin imperfections. Not only does the CO2 laser improve wrinkles and lines, but also assists in the treatment of uneven pigmentation, photodamage, and precancerous spots.

The Co2 laser is perfectly safe with minimal side effects. It is advisable to consult with a Skin Renewal doctor to discuss the possible complications with CO2 laser skin resurfacing.

This treatment is not recommended for darker skins such as skin types 5 and 6 (in these cases we would rather recommend the Fraxel DUAL treatment).

A full skin consultation with one of the Skin Renewal doctors is absolutely vital in order to discuss indications and contra-indications and to assess the patient’s skin.

Co2 Laser treatments are available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at BallitoDurban & Umhlanga.

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