The duration of fractional CO2 laser downtime can vary depending on the intensity of the treatment and each patient’s individual healing ability. In general, downtime lasts anywhere from one to three weeks, with redness and swelling at its peak during the first week.
While the downtime can be inconvenient, it is an essential part of the healing process. It allows the skin to regenerate and repair itself, resulting in improved skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. It is important to be patient and give the skin the time it needs to recover fully.
After getting a Fractional CO2 laser treatment, it is important to follow post-treatment aftercare steps. The treated area may appear red or swollen initially, but over time, it will gradually improve as the skin rejuvenates. Aftercare steps will help to ensure proper healing and minimize any potential side effects.
Depending on the desired outcome, post-treatment care varies from patient to patient. Most patients who have a full facial skin rejuvenation treatment will need to stay indoors for a few days. Exposure to the sun can lead to negative results, unwanted pigmentation changes and slow down the healing process. Therefore, protecting your skin from the sun is crucial. Patients should shield the treated area from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and using sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Patients will also need to a topical ointment as directed by the Laser Technician. This will help keep the area moisturized and aid in the healing process.
Additionally, patient’s should avoid picking or scratching the treated area. This will prevent the risk of infection and scarring. Lastly, patient’s should refrain from activities that generate excessive heat, such as hot showers, saunas, or exercise that causes heavy sweating. Excessive heat can further irritate the skin and hinder the healing process.
Overall, this treatment is a great alternative to corrective surgery or for someone desiring to look younger with limited downtime.
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An ideal candidate for Fractional CO2 Laser treatment is someone who wants to improve the overall appearance of their skin without surgery. This treatment is especially beneficial for individuals with wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, or uneven skin tone.
However, patients with very dark skin are not good candidates because of a risk of changing the skin’s native color. Additionally, individuals with active inflammatory skin conditions, open wounds or sunburn will require treatment and healing of these conditions before lasering.
Overall, individuals who are looking for a non-invasive solution to achieve a firmer, healthier, and more radiant-looking complexion find Fractional CO2 Laser treatment to be an excellent option.
If you want to experience a CO2 laser facial treatment in Denver, contact the experts at Hollywood Body Laser Center. We are proud to provide Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments to our clients living in Denver, Westminster, and Colorado Springs. Call us today to schedule a consultation and discover how this innovative skin treatment can change the health and appearance of your skin.
**Results may vary. We are reputable for complete customer satisfaction for completed treatments. Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied. Statements estimating treatment duration and the number of treatments required are based on the typical experience or our patients, however individual experiences may vary.