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Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Written by Dr. Rokhsar

What Can Lasers Do For You?

Advanced laser technology is a popular minimally-invasive technique that can regenerate the skin and improve its overall texture and tone. Lasers can be used to treat a range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, deep lines, fine lines, poor skin tone and texture, large pores, acne, and surgical scars, uneven pigmentation, melasma, stretch marks, and pearly penile papules. Dr. Rokhsar offers laser resurfacing at his New York office. During a consultation, Dr. Rokhsar can tell you whether a laser treatment can address your aesthetic concerns.

Be Sure to Get Treated by a Highly Trained Professional

There are many laser resurfacing options out there today, so it’s important to emphasize that the quality of the practitioner is exceptionally important. Laser treatments are only as effective as the medical professional in control. In many cases, patients seek out a “budget” solution and then have to pay more to get poor results corrected. Getting excellent results with a laser system is possible, but you must seek out a highly respected surgeon such as Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, who offers Fraxel in Garden City and Manhattan. Dr. Rokhsar has been trained by the inventor of the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure and has extensive experience in laser resurfacing. He is considered an international authority with laser resurfacing and has spoken on this subject all around the globe.

Treating Moderate to Severe Wrinkles

For patients who do have severe wrinkles, and are not smokers or are able to stop smoking, this procedure remains a popular treatment choice. A one-pass laser resurfacing procedure typically has one week of downtime and multiple passes CO2 laser procedure typically has two weeks downtime. Treatment of wrinkles with the CO2 laser is limited to the face. For those individuals who do not have 1-2 weeks available for downtime or who wish to resurface other skin areas, the laser of choice is the Fraxel laser.

The following conditions can be safely and effectively be addressed with laser resurfacing procedures: Wrinkles, deep lines, fine lines, poor skin tone and texture, large pores, acne, and surgical scars, uneven pigmentation, melasma, stretch marks, and pearly penile papules. Dr. Rokhsar will tell you which laser is best for you during your consultation.

What Are Fractional Lasers?

The Fractional C02 lasers are powerful, ablative lasers used for skin resurfacing. C02 lasers can improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines, and deep wrinkles, acne scars, and sunspots. Fractional C02 lasers work by creating tiny holes in the skin. The skin responds by rapid healing and peeling of old damaged cells to reveal new healthy skin. The depth of tissue that this laser reaches results in significant crusting, scaling, and peeling; and longer recovery time. In many patients, these lasers are preferred for sun damaged skin, wrinkles, and improving the overall skin texture. C02 lasers typically provide incredible results with only one treatment.

Laser skin resurfacing with the CO2 or erbium lasers involves the removal of a layer of skin so that the new skin can flourish and fill in the wrinkles and crevices. The laser vaporizes the old wrinkled, sun damaged and scarred skin which initiates a cascade for new skin formation. The new skin is healthier with fewer visible lines, wrinkles, sun damage and scars.
 Laser skin resurfacing with the CO2 laser remains the gold standard for treating age-related surface imperfections. The CO2 laser also can have a tightening effect on the skin.

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing - Before and After Photos patient*Results may vary.

Fractional Resurfacing for Acne Scars

Acne is the most common skin disorder affecting adolescents and young adults. In fact, 85 percent of all teenagers have had some degree of acne, most commonly a very mild form. It may seem incredibly difficult to have patience when you start your treatment for acne. However, keep in mind that if you stick closely to your individualized treatment plan, you can see results. When dealing with severe acne, even though there is healing, the patient is always left with scarring.

Fractional C02 lasers are used to resurface skin that has been damaged by acne scars, age, and sun exposure. The laser beams stimulate the skin to produce more collagen, a protein found in abundance in young skin. These lasers are used to improve uneven skin tone, smooth scars, improve elasticity, and erase wrinkles. These lasers target and remove damaged areas of skin on a microscopic level by creating controlled ‘holes’ of damage. This damage stimulates the damaged or scarred areas of skin to heal more rapidly; replacing the damaged, aged, scarred areas with fresh skin. These lasers are more powerful than Fraxel lasers because they create more damage. Fractional C02 lasers can provide incredibly dramatic results with few treatments.

Most patients begin to see results in about one-week post-treatment. Results are cumulative and take about six months to see peak improvement. The skin will gradually heal as it regenerates from the inside out. These lasers are considered safe and effective on all skin types, including African-American, Indian, Asian, and Mediterranean. Individual results will depend on a variety of factors, including the condition of the skin, the of extent scaring, and other signs of damage.

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar has trained more doctors in fractional lasers than any other doctor. He has introduced this technology to countries such as Australia, Europe, South America, Canada, Thailand and virtually every continent across the globe. Because Dr. Rokhsar had significant involvement in the fractional laser development, he is one of the most trained and skilled doctors to perform skin resurfacing in the world. Contact us today!

Smoother Skin with Laser Treatments

Smooth, radiant skin can be a sign of both youth and health. As a result, many of our patients want fewer wrinkles and blemishes, and they’re looking to laser resurfacing to achieve those results. Laser skin resurfacing with the CO2 or erbium lasers involves the removal of a layer of skin so that the new skin can flourish and fill in the wrinkles and crevices. The laser vaporizes the old wrinkled, sun damaged and scarred skin which initiates a cascade for new skin formation. The new skin is healthier with less visible lines, wrinkles, sun damage and scars.

Laser skin resurfacing with the CO2 laser remains the gold standard for reversing the signs of aging associated with wrinkled skin. The CO2 laser also causes dramatic tightening of the skin. For patients who do have severe wrinkles, and are not smokers or are able to stop smoking, these procedures remain the treatment of choice. A one-pass laser resurfacing procedure has one-week downtime and multiple pass CO2 laser procedure has two weeks downtime. Treatment of wrinkles with the CO2 laser is limited to the face.

New York’s Laser Expert

Dr. Rokhsar has been trained by the inventor of the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure and has extensive experience in laser resurfacing. For those individuals who do not have the 1-2 weeks downtime or who wish to resurface other skin areas, the laser of choice remains the Fraxel laser. Dr. Rokhsar is considered an international authority with laser resurfacing and has spoken on this subject all around the globe.

With multiple advanced lasers on site, Dr. Rokhsar is able to combine several lasers at the same time for the best results, depending on your skin’s unique needs. After all, there are many laser procedures on the market today. These lasers do everything from removing unwanted wrinkles to remove unwanted hair. Knowing which laser is right for you and which procedure will help you get the look you want is a vital step in any cosmetic surgery procedure.

Advanced Laser Technology for Excellent Results

Dr. Rokhsar has been trained by the inventor of the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure and has extensive experience in laser resurfacing. For those individuals who do not have the 1-2 weeks down time or who wish to resurface other skin areas, the laser of choice remains the Fraxel laser. Dr. Rokhsar is considered an international authority with laser resurfacing and has spoken on this subject all around the globe.

The following conditions can be safely and effectively be treated with laser resurfacing procedures: Wrinkles, deep lines, fine lines, poor skin tone and texture, large pores, acne, and surgical scars, uneven pigmentation, melasma, stretch marks, and pearly penile papules. Dr. Rokhsar will tell you which laser is best for you during your consultation. If you are interested in a laser resurfacing procedure, contact Dr. Rokhsar to schedule a confidential consultation. Your transformation could be a phone call away.

With multiple advanced lasers on site, Dr. Rokhsar is able to combine several lasers at the same time for the best results, depending on your skin’s unique needs.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing (FAQ)

What is CO2 laser resurfacing treat?

Erbium laser resurfacing is designed to remove moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck or chest. The technique emits concentrated pulse beams of light to the skin in order to remove layers in fractions.

How does laser resurfacing work?

Its most effective capability is minimizing wrinkles and brown spots on the skin of the face, neck, chest and hands. This laser works by creating minimal burns to the skin resulting in collagen production. It only treats microscopic laser columns which penetrate deep into the skin. Each pulse stimulates new skin production while evening out the irregularities in the skin.

What are the different kinds of laser resurfacing?

There are two types of lasers that are most commonly used for resurfacing which are carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers and erbium lasers. Each laser treats the skin cells at a surface-level, which means this isn’t a deep treatment.CO2 laser resurfacing emits a short-pulsed light energy or continuous light beam to create micro-damage sites. This minimal heat damage stimulates collagen production, ultimately leaving behind a newer and tighter layer of skin. CO2 laser resurfacing is considered one of the most effective treatments for those with wrinkled skin.

Does laser resurfacing hurt?

Patients have said laser resurfacing feels hot on their faces but easily tolerated with topical anesthetics that are applied to the treatment area an hour prior to the procedure.

What are post treatment instructions?

Dr. Rokhsar will provide clear instructions for after treatment care. The skin has gone under a treatment process so it is important to keep the skin hydrated, preferably with Aquaphor throughout the days following until dryness decreases. Allowing the skin to dry out will slow down the healing process. Cold compresses are also used to help reduce any swelling and sunburn feeling you may experience.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are rare, and with a skilled physician such as Dr. Rokhsar they are very unlikely. Scarring, bacterial infection, changes in skin pigmentation in areas of darker or lighter skin, and burns are the rare cases, however the precision of the laser provides the physician with enough control to avoid said from happening.

How long is recovery time?

CO2 laser resurfacing causes dramatic tightening of the skin and for those that undergo one treatment, only one week of downtime is necessary. For those that undergo multiple treatments in order to treat severe wrinkles, full recovery may take up to 2 weeks. Because the skin is being damaged at a microscopic level there will be redness and downtime, but nothing extensive.Erbium laser resurfacing treatments will result in some swelling and redness, however the full recovery time should only last up to a week.

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