There are many treatments for facial or skin rejuvenation. They range from quick skin brighteners, acid facial peels, roller skin penetration, Vitamin A topical pharmaceuticals. All of these result in some change to the skin. The objective of skin care is to maintain or improve the color, collagen, wrinkles or skin defects. The CO2 fractionated laser treatment accomplishes all of these concerns in one treatment and is the Gold standard for effective skin improvement. The laser in fact creates a very small thermal injury that stimulates a healing and repair response from your body. It utilizes pluripotential cells adjacent to the injury resulting in rapid healing and very little down time.
The response to the treatment is that the dermal layer (Active cell layer) of the skin is the active growth and repair layer. It produces Collagen and Elastin which give elasticity and fullness to your skin. It also removes the later of dead skin called the stratum Corneum which contributes to the appearance of aging skin. It reduces the hyperpigmentation seen after years of skin exposure to the sun. Best of all it causes the skin to contract so many of the very fine lanes associated with aging and sun damage are reduced or eliminated.
Microdermabrasion works well on al skin types/colors and makes subtle changes. It doesn’t require anesthetic or surgery and while the skin in the treated area is pink, that typically goes away in about 24-48 hours. Most patients return to work or their normal activity immediately following the treatment. This is usually a good solution for those who want results with very little to no “down time”.