Omaha CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Many of Dr. Ayoub’s patients consider treatment with CO2 Laser Resurfacing after trying different over-the-counter creams and treatments. Oftentimes, these generic treatments do not produce the desired results, but with laser resurfacing, patients can return to their former glow in no time.
Laser therapy is a revolutionary skin resurfacing treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of skin and slow the signs of aging.* The MiXto Fractional CO2 laser is a skin rejuvenation therapy that delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy (each about the size of a hair) to the top and middle layers of the skin.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing can be used to treat the following skin concerns:
After treatment your skin will heal, replacing old layers of skin with beautiful new skin for a completely rejuvenated appearance.*
- Facial wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Scars on other areas of the body
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose
- Age spots
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Other deep skin flaws
If you are curious about whether or not your specific skin concern can be effectively treated with CO2 Laser Resurfacing, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Ayoub in Omaha, NE.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
In order to find out if you are a good candidate for laser resurfacing, the first thing you should do is make an appointment to visit Dr. Ayoub for an initial one-on-one consultation.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing is a non-surgical, versatile treatment that is used to stimulate collagen and improve the texture of the skin to provide patients with long-lasting results.
In general, men and women will be considered good candidates for CO2 Laser Resurfacing if they are experiencing skin imperfections of the face such as:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Uneven skin tone
Additionally, CO2 Laser Resurfacing can be used in other areas of the body to reduce the appearance of scars, warts, and sagging skin.
Video: Hear Dr. Ayoub explain the different laser resurfacing modalities and what patients can expect during the procedure.
How Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Work?
The laser beam works on the top layers of skin to reveal an even skin tone and generally tighten the skin. Below the surface, the laser’s light expands under the skin to stimulate new collagen production across the entire area, which improves skin’s laxity over time. Dr. Ayoub has selected the MiXto Fractional CO2 laser because it:
- Allows for more control of the depth compared to other CO2 lasers.
- Offers Dr. Ayoub the opportunity to adjust treatment for unique issues such as uneven scarring and pigmentation.
- Restricts treatment to areas that need it, unlike other CO2 laser treatments that must treat the entire face.
To reduce patient discomfort, Dr. Ayoub will first apply a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area. The total time for this treatment is under an hour, and patients will be able to return home immediately after.*
Video: Learn about the benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing treatment and view a series of before and after photos to see the achieved results.
Preparing for CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment
Good skin care is essential for optimal treatment, so we suggest starting on a good skin care routine with a cleanser, toner, and exfoliating polish prior to therapy. This regime should not only be applied to the face but other treatment areas such as the:
Typically a single procedure gives satisfying results, but a patient could have additional treatment 8-weeks after the first, if desired.
What to Expect During the Laser Resurfacing Procedure?
Before you begin treatment with CO2 Laser Resurfacing, it is important that you visit Dr. Ayoub at Westfield Plastic Surgery Center for an initial consultation. During this first visit, Dr. Ayoub will examine the areas you would like to have treated, he will listen as you explain your desired results, and he will talk to you about your overall health history.
Once he determines that CO2 Laser Resurfacing is an ideal treatment for your skin concerns, the two of you will work together to develop a treatment plan to suit your needs and schedule, and ultimately help you achieve the results you deserve.
Recovery and Possible Side Effects
Your recovery after laser resurfacing will take 7-10 days, depending on the skin concern that was treated. Dr. Ayoub will provide you with a special recovery kit that will contain creams and lotions that should be applied liberally to the treated area for the first few days after your treatment.
About 3-4 days after your procedure, the top layer of the treated skin will begin to peel during your normal washing routine. As this continues, your new, rejuvenated skin will begin to emerge.
Potential side effects of laser resurfacing include:
- Changes in the skin’s pigmentation
- Reactivating herpes cold sores
- Bacterial infection*
How to Maintain the Results of Your CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment
The skin will be new and fresh, so sunscreen SPF 50 is to be worn every day. Continuation of the good skin care regimen, perhaps with the addition of other products to enhance skin brightening, may be recommended. The skin will continue to show a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles over the next 6-months as new collagen is produced.*
If you want to erase fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, or acne scars, call our Omaha office at 402.829.6384 to schedule a consultation.