How long is recovery from fractional C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Are you looking for a minimally invasive way to revitalize the appearance of your skin? Smooth, youthful-looking skin can be yours with fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. When it comes to facial rejuvenation, the CO2 laser is one of the most effective options available. But how long is recovery from fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing.

How fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing works
The fractional CO2 laser emits tiny beams of light that create microscopic holes in the skin. This action stimulates the skin’s wound healing process, resulting in the formation of new collagen and elastin fibers. As the new collagen and elastin emerge, the skin looks tighter and more youthful. CO2 laser skin resurfacing also smooths lines and wrinkles, improves skin texture, and reduces hyperpigmentation. The procedure provides long-lasting results.

Light skin resurfacing sessions are done under local anesthesia, but more aggressive treatments usually require IV sedation.

How long is recovery from fractional C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Recovery after the CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment takes approximately 1 week. There is generally some post-procedural swelling and redness, which can take 5-7 days to heal. Since the fractional laser only treats specific zones of the skin and not the entire surface area, it supports faster healing times.

Recovery time after fractional CO2 laser treatment is also influenced by the power and wavelength of the laser used, and the number of passes made. The power of the laser will also determine the degree of peeling. The skin may be slightly red for a short time after healing, but this can be easily covered with makeup.

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If you are in the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas Awaken Aesthetics is our featured practice.

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