Combat Sun-Damaged Skin with CO2 Resurfacing Treatments

By: Dr. Mark W. Stalder


As we age, our skin can suffer from the effects of sun exposure and time, leading to visible signs of damage. Wrinkles, discoloration, and rough texture can all detract from a youthful appearance. At Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA, Dr. Mark W. Stalder offers CO2 laser resurfacing treatments aimed at rejuvenating the skin and restoring its natural glow. If you love spending time in the sun but hate the effects it has on your complexion, we invite you to learn more about this powerful skin rejuvenation solution.

What is CO2 laser resurfacing?

CO2 resurfacing is a cutting-edge laser skin treatment that uses carbon dioxide lasers to remove damaged skin layers. This process promotes the growth of new, healthy skin. The procedure targets the skin's surface and deeper layers, stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture and tone. The versatility of CO2 laser resurfacing makes it suitable for a range of skin types and conditions, ensuring that each patient receives a treatment tailored to their unique needs.

How can laser skin treatment address sun-damaged skin?

CO2 laser resurfacing effectively addresses sun-damaged skin by removing the outer layers where sun damage is most visible, usually in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots. By targeting these areas, this laser skin treatment reveals fresher, healthier skin underneath. Additionally, the laser's heat stimulates collagen production, which enhances skin elasticity and firmness, reducing the appearance of damage caused by prolonged sun exposure. Patients often notice a significant improvement in their skin's overall texture and tone, contributing to a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

What other issues can you treat with CO2 laser resurfacing?

The benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing don't stop at revitalizing sun-damaged skin. This treatment can effectively address a variety of common complexion issues, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Large pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Dr. Stalder has extensive experience customizing each patient's treatment to help meet their specific needs, providing comprehensive skin rejuvenation. This versatility makes CO2 laser resurfacing a popular choice for individuals looking to improve multiple aspects of their skin's appearance with one powerful, convenient solution.

How should you care for your skin between CO2 laser resurfacing treatments?

Proper aftercare is essential to maximize the benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing. Following the procedure, your skin will be red and sensitive. Dr. Stalder recommends using gentle cleansers and moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated. Sun protection is crucial; always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your healing skin from UV damage. Additionally, avoid direct sun exposure and wear protective clothing when outdoors. It's also beneficial to follow a skin care routine that includes products rich in antioxidants and hydrating ingredients to support your skin's recovery and maintain its new, healthy appearance.

Step into the world of skin rejuvenation in New Orleans

Experience the transformative power of CO2 laser resurfacing at Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Mark W. Stalder's focus on advanced skin rejuvenation techniques ensures personalized care and outstanding results. Whether you're dealing with sun-damaged skin or other skin issues, CO2 laser resurfacing can help you achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion. Take the first step toward radiant skin and contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Investing in your skin's health and appearance can significantly boost your confidence, helping you feel as good as you look.

*All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.