Skin resurfacing with CO2 lasers has been a longtime gold standard treatment for reversing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Men and women looking to improve their skin’s texture and tone and develop a youthful glow have been able to reap the benefits of CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments for many years, but those benefits have come with risks. CO2 lasers are ablative lasers, meaning they remove the outside layers of skin. Scarring, swelling, bacterial infections, hyperpigmentation and acne flares are all among potential side effects that can occur after CO2 laser treatments.
To reduce the chance of these uncomfortable side effects, we are are so pleased to announce that we now offer Lutronics eCO2 to our patients—a treatment that makes the benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing more accessible.
eCO2 treatments are conducted with a special form of CO2 laser, offering similar results to standard CO2 laser treatments but by using lower power settings over several sessions you will not have the same amount of downtime and level of risk after each session. If you are interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines, sun damage and pores as well as improving skin texture with virtually no downtime, eCO2 could be the ideal treatment for you.
Predictable Skin Renewal with Minimal Downtime
eCO2 treatments are unique in that treatments are fast (often under ten minutes) and offer predictable outcomes with minimal downtime. The ablative nature of the eCO2 triggers your body’s wound healing response that stimulates new collagen growth in the layers of the skin. While a typical CO2 laser treatment depends on heat damage to surrounding tissues, eCO2 it does not deliver the same level of thermal damage. Rather, it delivers laser energy in short pulses that keep you comfortable while still delivering impressive skin resurfacing results.
Reveal Younger, Healthier Looking Skin
eCO2 provides an immediate aesthetic effect with minimal downtime that can be adjusted based on your lifestyle needs. It can reduce fine lines, reverse sun damage and shrink the size of pores while improving skin texture. It targets only the most superficial layer of skin tissues to remove damaged skin, thereby revealing healthier, younger-looking skin. The best candidates for eCO2 are those looking to reduce fine lines, sun damage and mild texture irregularities in the skin.
For patients looking to reduce deeper wrinkles or severe texture issues caused by scars or other pigment or loose skin, CO2 laser treatments are still an excellent choice to deliver dramatic results. The benefits of CO2 laser treatments are impressive, long-lasting results that can be achieved in only two to four treatments. When administered by highly trained laser experts like Dr. Brian Hudes, CO2 laser resurfacing can be a life-changing experience that is well-worth the downtime and potential discomfort.
Leverage the Power of CO2
Whether you would prefer the benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing via eCO2 treatments or traditional CO2 laser resurfacing treatments, the power of CO2 can be leveraged for anyone. eCO2 is an innovative way to enjoy similar benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing treatments without the downtime and risks. Traditional CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are still ideal for patients seeking dramatic results in as few treatments as possible. As a patient of Hudes Laser Aesthetica, LLC, you will consult with Dr Hudes to advise you on your individualized treatment recommendations based on your unique skin profile and aesthetic goals.
Combining eCO2 with Other Treatments for Enhanced Results
If you are interested in eCO2 treatments but want to pack a more powerful punch, Dr. Hudes may recommend combining eCO2 with other skin-improving technologies to achieve impressive results while maintaining low downtime. For example, we often combine eCO2 with Genius RF (radio frequency microneedling) in the same treatment session to achieve a superficial and deep skin injury. This combination approach to triggering collagen regrowth is much more powerful in tightening the skin and improving texture than what eCO2 can accomplish alone. These combination treatments can be done on the same day with minimal discomfort and similar downtime (redness for one to two days). Additionally, we can alternate eCO2 with Lutronic Ultra (thulium laser) if pigment issues are a more prominent concern.
In keeping with our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of patient safety, these combination procedures are only conducted by our licensed physician, Dr. Brian Hudes.
Enjoy the Benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing
There has never been a better time to take advantage of the benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing. If you’ve always been interested in CO2 laser resurfacing but were wary of its potential side effects, we encourage you to try eCO2. You will be pleasantly surprised to see impressive results with only a few days of down time.