The 411 On Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Trending now is laser skin resurfacing – one of the most common and most popular aesthetic cosmetic procedures. It is used to correct troublesome skin problems, such as acne scars, birthmarks, sun-damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Because of cumulative sun damage, genetics and nutritional factors, a gradual loss of collagen thins your skin and eventually fine lines and wrinkles form, age spots appear and your skin tone changes.

Laser ResurfacingDr. Quintana uses the TotalFX Laser which uses a high-energy beam of CO2 light to treat your skin’s surface as well as deeper into the dermis. TotalFX is a revolutionary fractional treatment that combines DeepFX™ (a deeper treatment) and ActiveFX™ in one treatment with minimal downtime. This is ideal if you have a busy lifestyle or cannot be away from work for a long period of time. The beauty of fractional laser treatments is that they treat a fraction of your skin, leaving bridges of untouched skin that aid in your skin’s healing process.

Following a treatment:

  • You will notice an immediate softening of wrinkles, fine lines and scars.
  • Your skin will glow, your skin tone will be evened out and your skin will respond by stimulating the growth of new collagen.
  • There will be some slight swelling following treatment and you must avoid exposure to the sun and apply sunscreen.
  • You should be able to return to work in about seven to ten days.
  • Results are long-lasting and with proper skin care can last for many years.
  • Usually one treatment gives great results but in patients with deeper wrinkles a second treatment may be needed.

Both men and women can benefit from laser skin resurfacing.
With the new year upon us, now is the perfect time to call to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Quintana: (212) 391-8600.

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