CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Conveniently located to serve St. Louis, Des Peres, and surrounding areas
CO2 laser resurfacing treatments in St. Louis are extremely effective at improving the appearance of damaged, aging skin. By removing and repairing old tissue, the laser treatment stimulates growth and formation of new healthy skin cells.
By doing this, it promotes the natural production of collagen in the body, giving your skin better elasticity and creating an overall more youthful appearance. You can essentially take years off your appearance with the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure!
Technology Behind the Treatment
The laser used during treatment sends short-pulsed infrared light to the skin using ultra-pulse technology. The energy is then absorbed through the skin and tissue, removing the thin top layer of damaged skin while stimulating collagen growth below.
What Can CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treat?
The procedure can be performed on virtually anyone with common conditions or aging signs such as wrinkles, large pores, scars, warts, stretch marks, discoloration in pigmentation, and rough-textured skin.
The CO2 laser can be used to treat numerous areas of the body. Common areas to receive the laser treatment include the face, neck, chest, and hands.
At your pre-procedure consultation, you will go over what to avoid before your procedure. It’s advised to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks leading up to your appointment, as CO2 lasers cannot be used on tanned or burnt skin.
Additionally, it’s best to avoid wax and other skin treatments, apply sunscreen daily, and let your physician know of any history with cold sores or skin allergies.
Once your skin is cleansed and topical numbing cream is applied to help with any mild discomfort, your appointment will typically take roughly an hour. However, this is dependent on the area and type of concern you are treating.
Expect your skin to be red and possibly swollen after treatment. Total healing time can take anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks. The skin continues to improve for six months, and after this time, you will be able to see the treatment’s full benefits.
You’ll receive guidelines on what to avoid, as well as which ointments to apply to help with recovery. You may take Tylenol or Advil for any discomfort after your procedure, but expect itching and flaking of the skin and a feeling of tightness.
It is very important to not pick or pull at your skin, as this can cause scarring. Make sure to use proper sunscreen and avoid sun exposure until any post-treatment pinkness has faded.
Typical Cost and Investment
As with any elective cosmetic procedure, the CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is not covered under insurance. The price of your procedure will vary depending on the surface area being covered by the treatment, as well as the exact issues you are treating.
Arrange Your Consultation
Whether you are interested in CO2 laser resurfacing in St. Louis or wish to look into other skin rejuvenating procedures, Avani Derm Spa is your ideal choice. We offer quality treatment options for our patients. Contact Avani Derm Spa today to arrange an appointment for your consultation.