CO2 Resurfacing Specialist

David Soleymani, MD, FAAD -  - Dermatologist

Dermio Dermatology

David Soleymani, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist located in Northwest Indiana, Munster, IN

Skin issues such as facial lines, sun damage, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation can be challenging to deal with, but skin resurfacing with a carbon dioxide (CO₂) laser can be a highly effective solution. Dermio Dermatology offers CO₂ resurfacing treatments in its three northwestern Indiana locations -- Munster, Dyer, and Demotte -- so it's convenient for everyone. Call the office near you or use the online contact form to arrange a CO₂ resurfacing consultation with Dr. David Soleymani today.

CO2 Resurfacing Q & A

by David Soleymani, MD, FAAD

What is CO₂ skin resurfacing?

CO₂ skin resurfacing is an ablative laser treatment that addresses skin issues including:

  • Fine lines
  • Facial folds
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Poor skin tone
  • Age spots

The concentrated laser light removes damaged surface skin, exposing the healthy skin below.

CO₂ skin resurfacing also works on a deeper level over time. The laser reaches into the lower layer of skin, the dermis, to prompt the body to create new collagen. The new collagen rises to fill in folds and scars, giving your skin a younger and smoother appearance.

How does CO₂ resurfacing work?

Dr. Soleymani typically administers a mild sedative to help you relax, and then he delivers a series of local anesthesia injections in the treatment area. These medications usually prevent pain throughout the procedure.

You'll wear a set of protective goggles to shield your eyes while Dr. Soleymani moves the CO₂ laser device gently over your face. The treatment time is typically under an hour, even if he treats your entire face.

What will your skin look like after CO₂ resurfacing?

You can expect red skin and swelling for up to a week after the CO₂ laser skin resurfacing. You may have some mild bleeding as well, but this usually resolves in a day or two.

A few weeks after your treatment, you'll notice much smoother and younger-looking skin. The results will get even better over the coming months as your body creates new collagen to plump up facial lines and folds.

How much downtime do you need after CO₂ skin resurfacing?

CO₂ laser skin resurfacing can offer some dramatic and impressive results with fairly short downtime. Most patients take just 5-7 days for recovery.

How many CO₂ laser resurfacing treatments do you need?

That number can vary by patient and situation, but most people need only one CO₂ skin resurfacing treatment for excellent results. These results usually last for at least a year and could last for several years.

CO₂ skin resurfacing may be the key to recapturing your younger appearance. If you want to take years off your face, call Dermio Dermatology today or arrange a consultation with Dr. Soleymani online.

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