Who Is A Good Candidate For CO2 Laser?

CO2 laser skin resurfacing can improve the skin’s texture and help with dark spots and age lines. It works by creating minuscule holes in the skin to increase collagen production, and it utilizes heat, or energy, to increase skin firmness. However, not everyone is a good candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing. So, who is […]

What Does Your Face Look Like After CO2 Laser?

CO2 laser resurfacing is a surgical procedure often added to facelifts and other facial plastic surgery. The primary objective is to improve the quality of the skin and address concerns such as wrinkles and sun damage. To do this, it removes the entire upper layer of skin. So, what does your face look like after […]

Can Laser Resurfacing Make Wrinkles Worse?

Laser resurfacing comes in two forms—ablative and non-ablative—though both help to improve the quality of the skin. In general, ablative resurfacing will be performed by a plastic surgeon in a surgical setting while non-ablative resurfacing can be performed in-office and by a doctor or master esthetician. When considering the procedure, patients often ask, “Can laser […]

Are You Awake During CO2 Laser Resurfacing Surgery?

Are You Awake During CO2 Laser Resurfacing Surgery? Most laser resurfacing procedures use non-ablative lasers and do not require intravenous anesthesia or sedation. However, CO2 laser resurfacing uses an ablative laser and thus is considered surgical. So, are you awake during CO2 laser resurfacing surgery? In many cases, yes, Dr. Santos can perform CO2 laser […]

How Do I Prepare For Laser Resurfacing?

Surgical laser resurfacing can address more advanced aging as well as many skin conditions. Thus, it is a common addition to other procedures and performed on its own. Undergoing surgery requires preparation, so, how do I prepare for laser resurfacing? First, Dr. Santos may ask you to receive medical clearances. This is not always necessary, […]

Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing Worth It?

The skin sees a lot of damage throughout the years. From pollution to sun damage to general aging, the skin can loses quality. Thus, this can affect the appearance of the skin. One of the most aggressive and effective ways to treat aging and damaged skin is with CO2 laser resurfacing. Unlike non-ablative lasers, this […]

Does CO2 Laser Scar?

One of the top concerns for plastic surgery patients, especially those seeking facial plastic surgery is scarring. Scars are an inevitable part of any surgery. While in plastic surgery they are minimized and hidden as much as possible, they are still necessary for a good result. Therefore, when patients undergo a surgical CO2 laser procedure […]

How Often Should You Get CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a procedure designed to improve the look and quality of the skin. It can treat sun damage, acne scars, wrinkles, and other signs of aging and environmental damage. Since these factors cannot be completely avoided following the procedure, many patients wonder if they can or will need to undergo subsequent sessions for […]

Non-Surgical Treatments That Brighten Up The Eyes

Non-Surgical Treatments That Brighten Up The Eyes Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery that often is known for brightening up the eyes by removing excess skin and fat that causes a perpetually aged and tired look. However, not all patients need or would benefit from eyelid surgery. So, what can you do to brighten up your […]

Why Winter Is The Best Time To Have CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 laser resurfacing is a surgical, ablative laser treatment that removes the top layers of skin to promote healing of concerns such as scarring, sun damage, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues. It is often performed along with a facelift, brow lift, or other facial plastic surgeries. While a patient can safely undergo the procedure at any […]