CO2RE® (CORE) Laser in Oxford, MS
CO2RE® (by Candela) fractional laser resurfacing is a powerful skin rejuvenation technique that simultaneously treats superficial and deep skin layers in a single session. The revolutionary technology allows for precision and customization in laser resurfacing to address multiple skin concerns, ranging from dull complexion and textural skin irregularities to advanced signs of aging.
Am I a Candidate for CORE® CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Ideal candidates for CO2RE® are healthy adults looking to achieve vibrant, youthful-looking skin without the long downtimes associated with traditional resurfacing procedures. So, if your skin is succumbing to the effects of sun exposure or aging, you should give CORE® CO2 a try. Patients of all ages can benefit from the treatment.
Dr. Shell recommends this procedure to anyone struggling with uneven skin tone, sun-damaged skin, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and other skin imperfections. Suitable candidates should have realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcome.
How Is the CO2RE® Treatment Performed?
CO2RE® is the gold standard for full-face resurfacing. The versatile laser treatment offers a wide range of treatment settings, adjustable to the precise needs of each patient.
What this means is that treatments are more precise, showing transformative results with less downtime and a faster recovery. Patients are pre-treated with a topical numbing cream to ensure optimal comfort during the procedure. Local anesthetic or sedative medications may be recommended to provide even greater comfort.
The CO2RE® system uses dual laser beams to remove layers of skin tissue in a fractionated pattern while heating the underlying skin to trigger the body’s natural healing response to produce collagen and form healthy new skin.
Considering each patient has unique skin concerns, the treatment can be fine-tuned and adjusted to carefully address your imperfections with exact precision and control. The procedure takes around 30 minutes to two hours to complete, depending on the treatment option applied.
Usually, a single treatment is enough to achieve exceptional results. However, additional treatments may be required for more advanced aging concerns or severe scarring. Before your procedure, Dr. Shell will discuss your concerns, evaluate your candidacy, and brief you on what to expect from your CO2RE® treatment.
What Is Recovery Like After a CORE® Laser Treatment?
After the procedure, you may experience a slight tingling sensation similar to a mild sunburn. Redness of the treatment area is expected, and the skin may begin to peel off after a few days as the old damaged skin cells slough off to make room for renewed, healthy skin.
Typically, CO2RE® laser recovery requires limited downtime, with most patients taking five to seven days and others going up to two weeks. Recovery timelines vary from person to person, depending on the extent of your concerns/goals and the intensity of treatment.
During recovery, patients should strictly adhere to post-procedure guidelines to ensure optimal healing. Always use sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure for the weeks and months following treatment.
What Results Can I Expect From My CORE® CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Patients achieve significant skin improvement after the first treatment. As the skin continues to heal, you can expect to notice smoother, brighter, even-toned skin and an overall rejuvenated skin appearance. Final results are apparent over the next six months as the new collagen continues to have a transformative effect on your skin.
Your CO2RE® laser treatment results can last for many years when accompanied with proper skincare and a healthy lifestyle.
Interested in CORE® CO2 Laser Resurfacing in Oxford, MS?
Are you struggling with stubborn skin texture or skin laxity issues and would like to transform your appearance? Contact us today at (662) 236-6465 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shell and let us create the ideal treatment plan to achieve your specific aesthetic goals.
At Shell Plastic Surgery, we work diligently to provide our patients with incredible results.