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 a good candidate?
- You Are Willing To Keep Up With The AfterCare: Resting is important in any procedure, but patients who are willing to take the time necessary to allow their skin to heal and remain consistent with the skin care products prescribed, will be better suited to undergo CO2 laser.
- Surface Level Skin Issues: CO2 laser resurfacing is designed to fix surface-level issues such as age or sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Larger issues like deep scarring or discoloration will not be as affected by this treatment.
- Lighter Skin Tone: CO2 laser can damage the pigmentation of darker skin tones and cause discoloration. There are other treatments for darker-complected patients.
- Decent Pain Tolerance: While numbing solutions are available, CO2 laser is an uncomfortable procedure. People with low pain tolerances might not be good candidates for CO2 laser resurfacing. di