Omaha CO2 Laser Resurfacing
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 to help:
- Resurface your skin.
- Reduce age and sun spots.
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles.
- Improve acne scars.
After treatment your skin will heal, replacing old layers of skin with beautiful new skin for a completely rejuvenated appearance.*
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 Will Happen During CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
The MiXto Fractional CO2 laser is done in the comfort of our office, and the laser light is used while a cool air stream blows on the face for relaxation. After treatment, patients will have a slight burning sensation similar to a sunburn, which can last anywhere from 30-minutes to 3-hours.* The skin will be red and may show a fine pinpoint like pattern as a result of the therapeutic beams.
Recovering from Your Procedure
Recovery from the procedure will require the use of a special kit containing creams and lotions, which should be used liberally the first few days. Starting around day 3-4 after the procedure, the top layer of skin will begin to peel during normal washing, revealing new, rejuvenated skin with improved color and texture. Total recovery from the procedure can be expected in 7- to 10-days.*
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.