Laser Skin Resurfacing: Heating Up Fall With Co2 Lasers

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Heating Up Fall With Co2 Lasers

Now that Labor Day has passed, summer may officially be over but things are heating up in the world of beauty secrets and skin rejuvenation. If you’re looking for new and improved ways to have more youthful, glowing skin this fall, you’ve come to the right place! At Delray Beach Plastic Surgery we are always on the cutting edge of new and emerging cosmetic and beauty treatments, which is why we are thrilled to share the most promising CO2 laser, the Lumenis Ultrapulse with our valued patients. 

 

One of the most popular laser skin resurfacing tools available is the C02 Laser. The C02 Laser is short for the “Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser”. The newest versions of CO2 lasers use very short pulsed light energy (also known as ultra pulse) or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning like pattern to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage. Even though CO2 lasers are microscopically small they can deeply penetrate the skin. Highly effective CO2 laser “microbeams” can rehabilitate scarred tissue and stimulate your body to produce substantial amounts of new, healthier collagen in the skin.

 

The CO2 Laser is a popular in-office fall procedure done here at Delray Beach Plastic Surgery. The “Resurfacing” works by heating and ablating the top layer of your skin, exposing a fresh new layer of skin. This is not only going to be firming your skin but it lightens dark spots improves pore size and helps to minimalize wrinkles period. The heat from the laser treatment stimulates collagen production over a 6 to 12 month period, making fall the perfect time of year to consider the procedure.

 

Why You Should Do Laser Skin Resurfacing This Fall

Spending fewer days at the beach means that it’s the perfect time of year for Laser Skin Resurfacing. As funny as it may sound, this time of year is considered “laser season” in the world of cosmetic plastic surgery. If you didn’t know this already, laser skin resurfacing has become “the gold standard” in skin rejuvenation and has been most successful for improving the tone, texture, and wrinkles of the skin. The most popular area of the body for our laser skin resurfacing treatments includes the full face, neck, and upper chest. 

 

One of the main reasons for doing laser skin resurfacing treatments this fall is that laser-treated skin is known to be very sensitive to sun exposure for up to a year following certain laser procedures. Many cosmetic surgeons recommend undergoing laser resurfacing, like CO2 lasers, during fall or winter months, when daytime hours are shorter and you are probably spending most of your time indoors. No matter what season you choose to have your laser skin resurfacing procedure done in, you will have to wear a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 or higher daily.

Another reason that this is laser season is that you will need to modify your activities to avoid situations where infection is possible (swimming, gym workouts, etc.). Although laser treatments are generally considered non-surgical, they are not downtime-free. Skin rejuvenation with laser resurfacing requires recovery time, which varies depending on individual health and healing rates. CO2 laser resurfacing requires at least a week of downtime with minimal to no sun exposure. 

During the first week, you will be required to cover your skin in very thick ointment to speed up the healing process before unveiling newer beautiful skin. Our number one concern for our valued Delray Beach Plastic Surgery patients is that they have healthy safe recovery for the optimum in beauty results!

Contact Delray Beach Plastic Surgery Today!

If you are considering CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments to improve your skin this fall season, we encourage you to contact us for your consultation today! Our double board-certified medical professionals are excited to help you reach your end of the year 2020 beauty goals and feel confident for many years to come!

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