It is understandable that you want to look your best. Looking and feeling good about your appearance takes on a different meaning as you get older. When you are young, you have youth on your side. You have smooth skin, your face is full of volume, your lips are full, and everything just looks and feels vibrant. Even if you did not like the way you looked when you were younger, it is likely that now when you look back on pictures of yourself as a teenager or in your early 20’s, you wish you looked like that again. While there is not a treatment that can make a person in their 40’s look like they were 20, there are treatments that can go a long way in reducing the effects that aging has had on your appearance over the years. One of these treatments is CO2 fractional laser resurfacing.
What Is CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
This is a unique laser treatment that functions by creating zones of micro injury in specific parts of the skin. These zones of injury are surrounded by healthy untouched skin. This triggers your body’s collagen production. The result is that your skin begins to not only heal the micro injuries caused by the laser but also heals the healthy skin surrounding those micro injuries. Because of how effective this treatment is, it has become the gold standard for addressing problems like wrinkles, loss of skin tone, and exposure to UV damage.
CO2 fractional laser resurfacing has also been used to help address the appearance of wrinkles in the skin that are caused by sun damage. Many who are battling with acne scarring turn to this treatment to improve the appearance of their skin. This treatment has been shown to be effective in helping individuals who are battling with crow’s feet, burns, scars, and skin conditions that might lead to skin discoloration.
A Safer Laser Alternative
Laser skin treatments are not new. They have been used over the past few years and often required prolonged downtime in order for the skin to heal. It may take months after healing for the redness to go away with traditional laser skin treatments.
CO2 fractional laser resurfacing uses pinpointed micro injuries in the skin where the injured area is surrounded by the healthy area. This drastically reduces the downtime and the side effects associated with this treatment. In just a few days, your skin will look healthy and vibrant. This is drastically different than what happens with more ablative treatments.
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of CO2 fractional laser resurfacing at Soulage Wellness and Aesthetic Center? If so, feel free to visit us in Bastrop, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!