Restore Your Glow in Austin

Your skin may lose its vibrancy, and a once youthful glow may be diminished. Excessive sun exposure and the passage of time can result in fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots. CO2 laser resurfacing emerges as a leading solution, targeting the skin's top layer while addressing damage in the deeper layers. If you're seeking a timeless look, CO2 laser resurfacing is the answer. It erases years of sun damage and rejuvenates the skin's luminous glow.

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What Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

The Buckingham Center in Austin, TX, offers state-of-the-art CO2 laser resurfacing treatments in conjunction with surgical procedures. This treatment stands out by using fractional laser technology with precision, allowing our doctors to tailor treatments to each patient's unique needs. The CO2 laser treatment uses focused beams of light to remove damaged skin layers, stimulate collagen production, and promote the growth of new, healthier skin. CO2 laser resurfacing is effective for those with rough or uneven skin, pigment discoloration, reduced tone, large pores, dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles. It delivers comparable results to more aggressive procedures but with minimal downtime.

Good Candidates for CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Most individuals seeking improved skin appearance, reduced pore size, minimized wrinkles and fine lines, even skin tone, and enhanced texture can achieve remarkable results with CO2 laser resurfacing. A consultation with our providers will determine if you're an ideal candidate and if CO2 laser resurfacing is the right choice for you.

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During Your Consultation

Your initial 60-minute consultation is an opportunity to express your desires, hopes, and expectations. Our doctors conduct a facial analysis to ascertain if CO2 laser resurfacing aligns with your goals.

Open communication ensures your results meet your expectations. Our commitment extends beyond the treatment tailoring services to match your aesthetic goals, budget, and recovery time expectations.

Why Choose the Buckingham Center?

Embark on a journey of unparalleled expertise in CO2 laser resurfacing at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. With over two decades of Austin-based experience, our devoted team of facial rejuvenation specialists employs a science-driven approach to achieve results that align seamlessly with your aesthetic desires. Going beyond the treatment itself, our commitment involves fostering enduring connections and cultivating a supportive, friendly atmosphere from your initial consultation to realizing your unique aesthetic goals. Trust the Buckingham Center for precision, safety, and attentive, patient-centric care.

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What to Expect During the CO2 Laser Treatment

On the day of the treatment, the skin is usually cleansed, and a topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure. In some cases, patients may also receive sedation or local anesthesia. The CO2 laser emits short pulses of high-energy light that precisely removes layers of damaged or aging skin. The laser can be adjusted to different intensities, allowing for customization based on the specific issues being addressed.

The procedure may take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients may feel a warming or burning sensation during the treatment, but the anesthetic helps minimize discomfort. Some discomfort can be expected, and the sensation is often likened to a mild sunburn.

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Recovery

After the treatment, the skin will be raw and may ooze for a few days. It's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by the practitioner. Swelling and redness are common; the skin will gradually form a protective crust as it heals.

CO2 laser resurfacing typically involves a downtime period during which patients may need to take time off from work and social activities. The duration of downtime can vary depending on the intensity of the treatment.

Co2 Laser Results

CO2 laser resurfacing provides complete facial rejuvenation, addressing visible signs of aging, skin discoloration, sun damage, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone. Initial results appear in 2-3 days, progressively improving over months. Results can last several years with proper care.

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CO2 Laser Resurfacing FAQ

What results can I expect from CO2 laser resurfacing?

How many CO2 laser treatments are needed?

What happens during the CO2 laser treatment?

How does the CO2 laser treatment feel?

When can I resume regular activities?

When will I see rejuvenation results?

How long will my CO2 laser results last?

What are the possible side effects?

How much does a CO2 laser treatment cost?

What results can I expect from CO2 laser resurfacing?

CO2 laser resurfacing delivers noticeable improvements in skin tone, texture, discoloration, sunspots, fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size. Expect an enhanced glow and radiance.

How many CO2 laser treatments are needed?

The number of CO2 laser resurfacing treatments needed can vary based on individual factors, such as the specific skin concerns being addressed, the severity of those concerns, and the desired outcome. In many cases, significant improvements can be seen after a single treatment. However, some individuals may opt for a series of treatments to achieve more comprehensive results.

What happens during the CO2 laser treatment?

A topical anesthetic is applied, and the CO2 laser handpiece is used over the skin. Patients may experience occasional prickling with heat.

How does the CO2 laser treatment feel?

Patients typically describe a tingling sensation with occasional warmth, ensuring minimal discomfort.

When can I resume regular activities?

Most activities can be resumed the same or the following day, with makeup application permitted after 24 hours.

When will I see rejuvenation results?

Initial changes appear in 2-5 days, with continued improvement over weeks and months.

How long will my CO2 laser results last?

With proper care, results can last a couple of years. Regular use of sun protection is crucial.

What are the possible side effects?

Swelling and redness are common side effects, manageable with proper care. Avoiding sun exposure and following post-treatment instructions is crucial for optimal results.

How much does a CO2 laser treatment cost?

Cost varies based on the number of treatments and any combined procedures. Consult with your doctor to determine the most suitable plan for you.

Schedule a Consultation in Austin Today

Call today to request a CO2 laser resurfacing consultation with our expert facial rejuvenation providers in the Austin, TX, office at General Cleaning Instructions. Your one-on-one consultation includes digital imaging to help you choose the best treatment results.

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