A CO2 laser treatment is a type of skin resurfacing treatment that uses a carbon dioxide laser to rejuvenate the skin & produce youthful, healthy results. A CO2 laser can treat a range of skin concerns, such as wrinkles, acne, scars & uneven skin tone
A CO2 laser treatment is a type of skin resurfacing treatment that uses a carbon dioxide laser. The results are similar to those achieved by dermabrasion and chemical peel treatments except that the layers of skin are removed by vaporisation.
The CO2 laser can be used in several different ways to achieve different results. It can be focused and used for cutting skin without causing bleeding, defocused for superficially removing skin and ultra-pulsed for facial resurfacing. CO2 lasers can be used for cosmetic improvements and will deliver powerful, rapid pulses as it resurfaces the skin.
A CO2 laser is effective at treating a range of skin concerns, such as wrinkles, acne, scars and uneven skin tone. It can either be used on the whole face or target specific areas. The texture and thickness of your skin can affect the outcome of CO2 laser resurfacing but a professional should be able to help you understand the expected results. Some patients can also benefit from the mild tightening a CO2 laser causes, particularly on the lower eyelid where the signs of ageing typically begin to show.
The plastic surgeon or dermatologist conducting your treatment will specify the amount of energy transmitted to the skin’s surface via the laser beam and control the depth of penetration. This allows them to tailor the treatment to you.
CO2 laser treatment costs begin from £1,380 per treatment.