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Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide lasers can precisely remove thin layers of skin with minimal damage to the surrounding structures. These lasers treat sun damage, wrinkles, scars, warts, birthmarks and other skin conditions.

What is carbon dioxide laser resurfacing?

Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Carbon dioxide lasers very precisely remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage to the surrounding structures.

Carbon dioxide lasers treat:

Wrinkles (rhytides).
Photodamage.
Scars.
Warts.
Linear epidermal nevi (birthmarks).
Rhinophyma (enlarged oil glands on the nose).

The lasers have been in use for many years to treat non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) skin conditions. A new generation of carbon dioxide lasers uses very short-pulsed light energy (ultrapulsed) or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern.

The ability to rejuvenate sun-damaged, wrinkled skin has been revolutionized by this new technology.

In general, the areas heal in 10 to 21 days, depending on the nature of the condition that was treated and the intensity of the laser settings. The stronger the settings, the longer the recovery time.