CO2 LASER RESURFACING
Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
Right for you?
Am I a Good Candidate for CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Dr. Emer can safely and effectively perform CO2 laser skin resurfacing on patients of most skin tones. However, since the healthy tissue in darker skin tones might absorb laser energy and alter the skin’s color, ablative lasers like CO2 laser devices are often more ideal for patients with lighter skin.
CO2 laser resurfacing is best suited for addressing surface-level problems such as shallow wrinkles, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Some skin concerns may be more efficiently resolved with alternative procedures.
Dr. Emer’s patients enjoy personalized treatment plans designed for their skin type and skin tone. A consultation with Dr. Emer includes a formal evaluation of your skin concerns and a discussion of your medical history, so he can determine if CO2 laser skin resurfacing is the best method of achieving your aesthetic goals.
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CO2 lasers can be used all over the body. Dr. Emer often uses them as part of complex combination treatments for conditions such as acne scarring, or as a complement to improving surgical scarring in procedures such as facelifts and neck-lifts or mommy makeovers (tummy tucks and breast lifts), as well as traumatic scars and burns. A combination approach creates better results and reduces your overall recovery time.
What Is the Best CO2 Laser for Me?
The CO2 laser devices used by Dr. Emer are considered ablative lasers, which means the surface of the skin is purposefully wounded as part of the treatment. While CO2 laser devices have this in common, there are distinct differences between the various CO2 lasers in Dr. Emer’s extensive collection.
Based on the patient’s skin type, skin tone, and skin concerns, Dr. Emer will select the CO2 laser device that can deliver the best outcome. At his Beverly Hills medical practice, Dr. Emer often relies on the Deka Dot ablative fractional laser, the Lumenis UltraPulse laser, and the DeepFX and ActiveFX lasers for CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
What to Expect During CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is an aggressive skin rejuvenation treatment. Dr. Emer will ensure your comfort during the procedure by administering nitrous gas, nerve blocks, topical creams, and/or oral medications as needed.
Before beginning your laser skin resurfacing procedure, the treatment area will be cleansed, and you will be given eye protection to wear for the duration of the laser skin resurfacing session.
Dr. Emer will then calibrate the laser device to most effectively treat your unique skin. He will meticulously direct the laser device across the treatment area to vaporize damaged, superficial skin cells.
What to Expect After CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Downtime can be minimal or extensive depending on the intensity of your treatment. Redness and swelling are normal after laser skin resurfacing. Patients may appear to have a mild to severe sunburn, with similar discomfort to that associated with an actual sunburn.
The most aggressive CO2 laser skin treatments can cause a crust to form over the skin. It is important not to pick at the crust in order to prevent scarring.
Within a week or less of your procedure, the dead skin will start to peel away. The new layer of skin that is revealed after peeling will be pink initially. As you continue to heal, the pink color will fade.
CO2 Laser Combination Treatments
CO2 Lasers are an excellent complement to a number of other cosmetic and medical treatments, including those for fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and skin laxity. CO2 lasers promote collagen production and reduce recovery time.
Dr. Emer often uses it as part of more complex combination treatments for conditions such as acne scarring, or as a complement to surgeries such as facelifts and neck-lifts. In fact, CO2 laser therapy can accomplish more than any other procedure in 60- to 90-minute sessions. New collagen production can continue for months and years.
Targeting the top layers of the skin, carbon dioxide and an ultra-pulse beam is used to eliminate aging and damaged cells. Microscopic heat channels are created to promote collagen production, and blood vessels are cleared and tightened, giving off a renewed texture and brighter complexion.
CO2 Laser Treatments to Enhance Surgical Procedures
At Dr. Emer’s Beverly Hills medical practice, plastic surgeries are often combined with complementary procedures, such as laser resurfacing treatments, in order to provide complete rejuvenation in the treated area.
After plastic surgeries like facelifts, neck lifts, and tummy tucks, Dr. Emer can perform laser skin resurfacing to ensure that the skin looks as youthful as your enhanced facial or body contours. Using the ablative CO2 or erbium resurfacing lasers, Dr. Emer is able to:
- Improve deep layers of scarred and sun-damaged skin
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Provide additional skin tightening
- Create smooth, vibrant, and evenly textured skin
- Decrease discoloration and pore size
- Promote cell regeneration and long-term collagen production for a more vibrant appearance
How Does Dr. Emer Do CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Differently?
A pioneer in advanced, combination treatments, Dr. Emer has found that CO2 lasers are an excellent complement to a number of other cosmetic and medical treatments. Dr. Emer frequently performs CO2 laser skin resurfacing as part of anti-aging protocols to address fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and skin laxity. Dr. Emer also includes CO2 laser skin resurfacing as part of more complex combination treatments for conditions such as acne scarring and to ensure maximum improvements with cosmetic surgeries such as facelifts and neck lifts.
WORRIED ABOUT PAIN?
We have options on hand to keep you comfortable. Dr. Emer’s team controls pain using nitrous gas, nerve blocks, topical creams and oral medications. Downtime can be minimal or extensive depending on what is being treated, but we can help speed up healing using stem cells and growth factors (PRP/acell), hyperbaric oxygen therapy, IV therapy, topical skincare products and RED light therapy.
CO2 Laser Skin Treatment Aftercare
Dr. Emer will help speed up healing with customized aftercare protocols. He often recommends stem cells and growth factors (PRP/Acell), hyperbaric oxygen therapy, IV therapy, topical skincare from his Emerage Skin product line, and red LED light therapy to accelerate healing.
As part of your aftercare instructions, Dr. Emer will advise you regarding an at-home skincare regimen to support optimal improvements. It is vital that you follow his recommendations for cleansing the area, protecting the new, healthy skin with appropriate skincare products, and preventing sun damage with consistent use of an approved sunscreen.
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How Much Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Cost?
The cost of your CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment will be based on the size of the treatment area and the techniques required to resolve your unique skin concerns. Dr. Emer has garnered worldwide recognition for his advanced combination treatments.
His approach to skin rejuvenation often combines CO2 laser treatments with complementary procedures to take your results to the next level. Incorporating companion procedures to enhance your CO2 laser results will affect the overall price of your CO2 laser treatment.