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What You Should Know About Fractional CO2 Lasers Before Your Appointment

Many professionals will sell you on the idea of looking several years younger with a single fractional CO2 laser treatment, but then decline to give you information about the laser itself or how it works. The truth is all lasers are not created equally, so it’s important to gather as much information as you can about them before you get a fractional CO2 laser treatment. The best way to do this is by doing your own preliminary research to gain some basic knowledge and then ask questions to a professional. Here are a few of the most common questions we get to help you decide whether treatments are right for you.

How Laser Treatments Work

A fractional CO2 laser treatment works by sending a laser beam through the layers of skin, creating tiny spaced columns in the skin. Your skin will then go to work naturally to repair these columns by pushing out the old and damaged skin and replacing it with new and fresh skin. Since the laser technology is targeted, other areas of your skin will not be impacted at all. The treatment process promotes elastin and collagen production so the skin will continue to heal for several months after the treatment.

Post-Care Actions To Take

Before you make your appointment, it’s important to plan ahead and understand what the CO2 laser post treatment entails. Most people need to take the remainder of the day off from work, and many people opt to take a full week off to allow some of the redness to subside as much as possible. It’s also critical to avoid sun exposure as much as possible and protect the treated area when you do have to be out in the sun. Your professional will provide you with some moisturizer or other skincare products to help relieve any discomfort you may feel. Be sure to ask the technician in your initial consultation what the CO2 laser post treatment will be like so you can plan for the best results.

Cost of Each Laser Treatment

One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking every laser is the same, so they can opt for the lowest fractional laser resurfacing cost. However, most of the time a lower cost means you’ll be treated with a lower quality laser, which could bring about various complications. For one, the treatment may not be as effective. It’s also possible the laser could damage your skin if it’s not a good quality laser or if the professional is not experienced. When you ask your professional about the fractional laser resurfacing cost, be sure to understand the laser technology they use and do your homework to verify the accuracy of the statements made as well.

Skin Deep Laser Services wants to educate every client about the fractional CO2 laser treatment before we even begin. There is some great information you can find online about these treatments, but there is also plenty of misinformation to sort through. During your initial consultation, we will provide you with everything you need to know about our lasers and answer any questions you have about the process. The more you know, the better experience you’ll have, so contact us today to have all of your questions answered.

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