CO2 Resurfacing in New Orleans, LA

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What is Fractional CO2 Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing with the Lumenis UltraPulse® fractional CO2 laser at Stalder Plastic Surgery is a noninvasive aesthetic procedure that uses pulsating beams of energy to exfoliate layers of damaged skin cells. The treatment is performed to correct facial wrinkles and lines and for improving skin irregularities, such as pigmentation, acne scars, and other issues. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is an effective facial treatment for patients desiring clearer, softer, youthful-looking skin. Depending on the condition of the patient's complexion, the treatment can be adjusted accordingly. There is some downtime associated with most laser skin resurfacing procedures. Any questions or concerns can be discussed with Dr. Mark W. Stalder during your consultation in New Orleans, LA.

What Are the Benefits of CO2 Skin Resurfacing?

At Stalder Plastic Surgery, we understand that with age your skin can get dehydrated, dull, and older. With CO2 skin resurfacing technologies, we can give our patients in New Orleans, LA a way to attain rejuvenated skin with an option that offers multiple ideal benefits, such as:

  • Reduced appearance of creases and lines
  • Minimization of pores
  • Improvement of rough skin texture
  • Reduced visibility of scarring and pigmentation
  • Increased self-esteem surrounding your looks

How Does CO2 Resurfacing Work?

If you are scheduled for a more intense or deeper skin resurfacing session, you may be asked to use a retinoid cream for a few weeks before your laser procedure. This helps prep the skin for more effective results. Medication will be suggested prior to the procedure to help lessen any sensation for greater relaxation throughout your appointment. If your skin needs mild correction, a local anesthetic will be applied to numb certain areas of the face. Some type of sedation may be used for the whole complexion or more intense laser procedures. During the procedure, you can relax in our treatment chair while the laser handpiece glides over the skin, precisely targeting the designated surfaces for improvement. You may feel the warmth from the laser, followed by cold air from the built-in cooling system. The laser is designed to destroy damaged skin cells while also prompting new collagen production.

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Stalder Plastic Surgery's CO2 laser skin resurfacing sessions offer outstanding outcomes if you want a younger appearance. If you are thinking about a laser resurfacing treatment and would like to learn more information, as well as other nonsurgical procedures, at our New Orleans, LA office, we encourage you to call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stalder.

Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing worth it?

CO2 Fractional Laser is highly beneficial for patients with severe sun damage, deeper wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, and acne scars. It offers skin tightening, a smooth complexion, and a radiant glow, often visible after just one session.

How long does CO2 Laser Resurfacing take to heal?

Post-treatment, patients may experience minor redness similar to sunburn, which doesn't hinder normal activities. Makeup is permissible, and hydration is crucial. Improvements in skin appearance, including brighter and healthier skin, usually occur within a week or two.

Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment painful?

CO2 Laser Resurfacing can cause mild discomfort, described by patients as a "pins and needles" sensation. However, measures are taken to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure.

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Very caring doctor and staff. Extremely knowledgeable and helping breast reconstruction with several options. Just a wonderful wonderful doctor. You cannot go wrong with this doctor and his staff

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