what is Candela CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?
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 Center 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.
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"When I was 18 years old I broke my nose. I never did anything about it at the time Because it never really look that bad. As I got older it started looking worse to me my bridge looked really flat and it seem like the bones were wider possibly just the aging process. When I really noticed was in pictures and it really bothered me and I was constantly trying to contour my nose to make it look narrow. Most people didn't even notice but it really bothered me. I finally decided to get an opinion on what it would entail to fix it. I went to three different plastic surgeons. I finally decided on Jaime DeRosa at the Derosa clinic in Boston. Right away after consulting with her I knew she was the right surgeon. She has such an amazing personality and she is a double certified facial plastic surgeon. I just knew I was in good hands. I had the procedure done yesterday and I am feeling great today I was even able to walk the dogs early this morning at 6:30 AM. Her husband is the anesthesiologist and they both made me feel so relaxed and comfortable before and after the procedure. I couldn't have asked for a better pair!"- NC / Other / Apr 02, 2021
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am i a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?
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.
how does laser skin resurfacing work?
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
does laser skin resurfacing hurt?
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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Candela CO2RE laser skin resurfacing from DeRosa Center 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.