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 is a surgical procedure. Is CO2 laser resurfacing worth it?
CO2 laser resurfacing is usually recommended for patients who have static fine lines and wrinkles or a high degree of sun damage. Once non-surgical methods become ineffective at treating the existing condition, a surgical procedure may be warranted. Dr. Santos will often recommend CO2 laser resurfacing in combination with a facelift.
For patients who are younger and do not have a larger degree of damage or loss of elasticity, then a non-ablative procedure or other alternative such as a chemical peel or microneedling may be a better way to maintain and improve the skin. The best way to determine this is via consultation with Dr. David Santos.
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