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 […]
What Procedure Is Best For Skin Tightening?
With age, the skin naturally begins to lose and produce less collagen and other proteins responsible for the tightness and suppleness of the skin. This can lead to skin sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Various cosmetic procedures–both surgical and non-surgical–can tighten the skin and treat lax skin at almost any stage. Let’s take a look […]
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 […]
How Long Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Take To Heal?
Skin resurfacing is performed on different levels. Exfoliation strips away pollutants and dead skin, this can be done with daily cleansing or weekly with at home treatments. Deeper medical grade treatments such as chemical peels, non-ablative lasers, and microneedling. However, the deepest exfoliation comes in the form of surgical or deep chemical resurfacing, both of […]
CO2 Laser Seattle: What Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Do?
Surgical CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure that can treat many skin concerns, usually associated with aging. It is best for treating fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and a rough texture. Often combined with another facial plastic surgery like a facelift to improve the overall quality of the skin, the procedure can also have […]
CO2 Laser Resurfacing: Should I Choose An Ablative or Non-Ablative Laser?
CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure that removes dead skin and the upper skin layers to increase collagen production in the treated area. Laser resurfacing comes in two different treatment levels: ablative and non-ablative. What is the difference and should you choose an ablative or non-ablative laser? Ablative CO2 laser resurfacing is performed under local […]