CO2 Laser Resurfacing Montreal

Clinique Face MD

Clinique Face MD

CO2 Laser Resurfacing Montreal

For Improved skin texture and relief from wrinkles, pigmentation issues, and acne scarring, CO2 Laser skin resurfacing delivers dramatic results.

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What Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

CO2 or carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of skin or treat minor facial flaws by removing layers of skin. It’s become the go-to laser resurfacing option for treating a range of skin concerns including pigmentation, fine lines, deep wrinkles, acne scarring, skin sagging, and sun-damaged skin.

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How Does Co2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

A CO2 Laser uses tiny laser beams to treat areas of the skin. Laser beams focus on the water in your skin and gradually remove tiny columns in your skin to a precise degree and depth. Your skin can promote rapid healing without affecting surrounding areas.

CO2 fractional lasers are known as ablative lasers that go deeper into the skin vs Fraxel lasers.

Your practitioner will first numb you with a local anesthetic, and then move the handheld laser device across the face and neck. The beam is usually a square that is moved section by section, lining up each ablated square in a grid-like pattern until the full area has been treated.

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Who Should Get Laser Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a great procedure to treat one or more of the following skin concerns:

  • Age spots & warts
  • Scars
  • Mild or severe acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Saggy skin
  • Uneven skin tone

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Benefits Of Fractional Laser Treatments

CO2 laser resurfacing is one of the most effective treatment options for skin concerns and improving skin appearance. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Deep skin rejuvenation. Ablative laser energy stimulates renewed elastin.
  • Reduced appearance of acne scarring.
  • Enhanced skin texture and tone
  • Improves the appearance of dull skin.
  • Even after treatment, patients see ongoing tissue tightening, increased skin firmness, and reduction in fine lines & wrinkles.
  • Promotes a more even, youthful, and rested appearance of the skin.
  • Removes dark spots
  • Helps with the appearance of surgical scars
  • An effective and non-invasive alternative to plastic cosmetic surgery.

Laser skin resurfacing also promotes your natural collagen production resulting in a smoother, more even skin tone and appearance.

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Treatment Preparation of Co2 Laser Resurfacing:

Before undergoing C02 laser treatments, please ensure you have followed these pre-treatment instructions:

  • Discontinue any irritants or topical agents for 2-3 days before treatment.
  • If medically permitted, anticoagulants should be stopped 7 days before treatment.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, your doctor will prescribe you prophylactic medication to prevent reactivation.

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Recovery Time from a Co2 Laser Treatment:

Co2 laser treatments are non-surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures, however, patients should prepare for 1-2 weeks of downtime before resuming social activities, work, and school.

After your laser resurfacing treatment, follow these tips to promote healing and reduce the chances of negative side effects.

  • Clean the treatment area after the first 24 hours and then four to five times a day thereafter with soft soap.
  • Apply an ointment, such as Vaseline, after cleaning to prevent scabs from forming.
  • Over the next few days, the skin will swell, itch, sting, then slough off, and new skin will start forming. Healing typically takes 10 to 21 days where patients usually avoid social activities.
  • After the area is fully healed, avoid oil-based makeup for three months
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or use sunscreen for six months.
  • Always keep moisturized.
  • Always keep hydrated
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Is Laser Resurfacing safe?

Complications with resurfacing are rare when performed by qualified professionals. Before any treatment occurs, a thorough clinical assessment is performed to ensure the safest, yet most effective treatment settings are selected.

Prescription medications and creams are used to improve skin healing and reduce the rate of complications.

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Risks of CO2 Laser Resurfacing:

Some reactions to co2 laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Pain
  • Skin redness
  • Swelling
  • Prolonged wound healing
  • Skin thickening
  • Cysts
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Herpes simplex dermatitis or cold sore reactivation
  • Skin itchiness
  • Pigmentation changes
  • Skin infections
  • Blindness/corneal burns
  • Flash fires
  • Permanent scarring
  • Eyelid position changes
  • Increased sun damage susceptibility.

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Who Should NOT Have CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment:

While laser treatments are great for most people, some should not have this laser procedure done.

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI, or those using isotretinoin (Accutane®) within 6 months before treatment.
  • Active skin disease in the treated area
  • Bleeding disorder or any anticoagulant use in the last 7 days.
  • Skin resurfacing or surgery to the area in the last 3 months.
  • A pacemaker or any electrical implant in the body
  • Permanent implant in the treated area (such as titanium plates/screws, silicone implants, dental implants).
  • Botox or Dysport in the last 7 days
  • Hyaluronic acid or other filler in the last 6 months in the treated area (except injected performed in a deep periosteal plane)
  • Skin cancer in the treated area
  • Severe concurrent conditions (such as heart disorders, epilepsy, uncontrolled hypertension, liver/kidney disease)
  • Immune suppression
  • Poorly controlled diabetes or thyroid problems
  • Allergy to anesthesia.

If you’re unsure about your risks of getting a CO2 laser treatment, talk to your doctors or medical professionals at Clinique Face MD.

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Warning: These photos are published as an indication to provide information on the nature of the intervention. They do not constitute a guarantee of results.

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We Are Committed To Helping You Achieve Your Desired Look. Trust Your Face To Face MD.

Facial imperfections are what makes each of us unique. But then again, there are those that see it as a flaw – and one that should either be removed or fixed.

Yes, off the counter facial products do provide temporary results. But if you are after something that is permanent, then the sensible option is to undergo a cosmetic enhancement procedure.

Clinique Face MD is an aesthetic medical center that specializes in cosmetic enhancement procedures for the face and neck – and is the only medical center within the greater Montreal area that offers that specialization.

Our team of facial specialists – overseen by the highly decorated head and neck specialist Dr. Sami Moubayed – are able to get rid of facial imperfections and help you achieve the desired look you’re always dreamed of.

We use safe and effective treatment methods using the latest technology – with results that will not only enhance your appearance – but make you feel proud and confident about how you look.

For long lasting, safe and evidence based facial enhancement procedures, go with a name that many other Montreal residents trust.

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