About Candela CO2RE
The Candela CO2RE laser skin resurfacing system is an innovative, nonsurgical procedure that uses pulsating beams of laser energy to eradicate damaged skin one layer at a time. Not only does the CO2RE fractionated CO2 laser resurface the skin, but it also is a wrinkle reducer and treatment for tough pigmentation problems. The treatment, available at DeRosa Clinic Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA, is perfect for addressing facial lines and irregularities in the skin, such as acne scars, pigmentation, and sun damage.
As an advanced fractional skin resurfacing laser, CO2RE targets the superficial and deeper layers of the skin, allowing treatment to be tailored to individual needs for softer, clearer, younger-looking results. It can also be offered with IV sedation given by our board-certified, Harvard-trained anesthesiologist physician. If you are searching for an effective solution for wrinkle reduction, facial blemishes, and other cosmetic concerns, schedule a visit with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa and her team to learn if CO2RE laser skin resurfacing can meet your aesthetic goals.
"Jaimie, Thank you so much for inviting me to the DeRosa Clinic. It was truly the BEST facial I have ever received. I also felt so welcomed by you and your team. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. I look forward to the next time I will get to see you! I am so inspired by what you have created and I look forward to celebrating your success as you expand your business! Wishing you have the happiest holiday season! With love,"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Sep 14, 2018
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"As a mom of 3 little kids, my face was starting to look tired and I was noticing wrinkles starting to appear. After a consultation with Nicole, I decided the IPL laser was the best choice for me. I could not be happier with my results! My face looks years younger and my skin tone is much more even. Nicole and Steven were both extremely knowledgeable and realistic, which I appreciated. Will absolutely be recommending this office to all of my friends!"- D.H. / Google / Jan 19, 2021
"Beyond pleased with Dr. DeRosa and her team! From the initial consultation to the surgery and beyond. My daughter had otoplasty and the whole it was a very easy experience and she is very pleased with the outcome. Dr. DeRosa was able to answer all my and my daughter’s questions thoroughly and kept her at ease the whole time. It is so convenient that they are able to do the surgery right in the office without needing to go to a hospital, especially now with the hospitals so crowded.The whole staff is terrific, there were no wait times for appointments, everything was done efficiently, but we never felt rushed.If you are looking to have your skin feel rejuvenated I have also been to the clinic for a facial and highly recommend the experience. Both my daughter and I highly recommend Dr. DeRosa and the whole staff at the DeRosa Clinic."- M.O. / Yelp / Jan 18, 2021
"I am here to preach the gospel of the DeRosa Clinic.My story: I moved to Boston for graduate school, and I asked my esteemed SF-based doctor for a recommendation in the Boston area, and he directed me to Dr. DeRosa. I now live in Washington, DC, and I trust Dr. DeRosa so much that I called her office for dermatologist contacts in DC. How I wish I still lived in Boston so I could continue seeing Dr. DeRosa!My experience: Walking into the DeRosa clinic was like getting a much welcome dose of sunshine. The women staffing the front desk were always extremely warm and welcoming. Being so far from home, I felt well attended to and well taken care of. As I write this, I miss them so much!Dr. DeRosa was beyond fantastic. She not only addressed every concern of mine, no matter how trivial (eg, the tiniest skin irritation), but she did so with aplomb, grace, and vivacity. And I mean what I say. Dr. DeRosa was not only an extremely skilled doctor, but she was also unbelievably charismatic and caring. I left her offices, not only with my health concerns addressed, but with Soul Cycle class recommendations and networking tips!On-site, Dr. DeRosa also has the most skilled aesthetician. I literally would go from Dr. DeRosa’s office, where she would pinpoint a skin issue, to the room next door, where an aesthetician would perform a rejuvenating facial. I would look at my skin the next day, and it would look brand-spanking new. I don’t think anyone can compete with that.I now live in Washington, DC for work, and I must confess, I miss Dr. DeRosa, her staff, and the office IMMENSELY. For those of you who are close enough to be able to have De. DeRosa as your doctor, you couldn’t be more lucky!"- A.P. / Yelp / Jan 08, 2021
CO2RE laser skin resurfacing targets common aging and complexion concerns, including sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and redness. This technology is also useful in targeting rough skin texture, scaly patches, and other irregularities. Laser skin resurfacing may not be suggested for men and women with very dark skin or active acne outbreaks.
If a deep laser resurfacing treatment is deemed to be necessary, you may be given a topical anti-pigmentation cream, such as 4% hydroquinone, in order to reduce the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We also recommend preparing the skin with a topical, such as Alastin's nectar, for 2 – 3 weeks before your laser treatment. Additionally, a retinoid cream may also be used to also prepare your skin, which will usually be discontinued about two weeks before your procedure. If the mouth area is going to be treated and you have a history of cold sores, be sure to let us know beforehand so we can prescribe an antiviral medication to decrease the risk of an outbreak.
To increase your comfort level, sedative medication may be administered prior to the start of the treatment. If only mild correction is needed, topical anesthesia can be used to numb the targeted area(s). Once the procedure begins, we will have you relax comfortably in our treatment chair while the laser passes over your skin. You will feel the warmth from the laser, followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser energy is designed to eliminate damaged skin cells while also stimulating new collagen production for a smoother, softer appearance.
The Candela CO2RE can be used to perform the following treatments:
- Full-face CO2RE treatment
- Full-face CORE + Profound
- Perioral CO2RE treatment
- Periorbital CO2RE treatment
- Full-face refresh CO2RE peel
- Profound dermal lower face/neck + perioral CORE combo treatments
- Profound dermal lower face/neck + periorbital CORE combo treatments
- Profound dermal lower face/neck + full-face CORE combo treatments
- Full-face CO2RE + mini-facelift combo treatments
What to Expect
Immediately after your laser resurfacing treatment, our team will apply an ointment to the treated skin, at which point, you can return home. Your skin will look red, irritated, and possibly swollen. The majority of patients are back into their regular activities within 1 – 2 weeks. However, some patients — based on the specific condition of their skin — may need up to 2 – 3 weeks to fully recover from the treatment.
Pain is typically minimal, but pain medication may be prescribed to minimize post-treatment symptoms and enhance your comfort. Exposure to UV rays should be limited while your skin recovers, and sun protection should be applied frequently once you are past the initial healing period. During this process, the skin will naturally begin to flake, crust, and peel. Avoiding picking at the skin is crucial, as this can cause scarring and damage, in addition to a slower healing response.
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Reveal a Whole New You
Candela CO2RE laser skin resurfacing from DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics can be an incredible help for patients fighting the signs of aging. If you are curious about this technology and want to hear more about its benefits, feel free to schedule your appointment with Dr. DeRosa at our Boston, MA location today.