Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

The Phoenix CO2 Laser System is a next-generation device proven to improve skin’s texture and appearance. This fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment erases signs of aging to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. It can be performed on the hands and face with minimal downtime.

You can learn more about fractional CO2 laser resurfacing and other laser treatments by speaking with Dr. Sean Weiss in person. Call 504-814-3223 today to schedule your consultation. We serve patients from Metairie, New Orleans, Mandeville, and nearby areas of Louisiana.

What is Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that helps improve the overall health and quality of the skin. Fractional devices such as the Phoenix CO2 Laser System work by dividing a single laser beam into tiny shafts of light. These shafts of light pass through the surface of the skin, creating small channels and introducing heat to the deeper layers.

This process may sound intimidating at first, but it is a very popular and effective way to rejuvenate the skin. It eliminates old skin cells while boosting collagen production, cell turnover, and elasticity. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing also offers benefits such as:

  • Short treatment sessions
  • Customizable treatment area
  • Minimal downtime
  • Lasting, natural-looking results

Who is a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a great option for many people. It can be used to treat one or more of the following complexion issues:

  • Uneven pigmentation and age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging and laxity
  • Surgical and acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Rough or uneven skin texture

If you have dark skin, active acne, or are taking an isotretinoin medication such as Accutane, you may not be an ideal candidate for laser resurfacing. This service may also be unsuitable for those looking to correct excessive sagging, something that can be achieved through facial plastic surgery. Dr. Weiss will discuss these considerations during your consultation.

What to Expect From Your Phoenix CO2 Treatment

Laser skin resurfacing with the Phoenix system is performed from the comfort of our office. A session typically takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the treatment area.

Dr. Weiss takes many steps to ensure patient comfort during laser skin resurfacing. He may offer medications beforehand, apply a topical numbing cream, and provide numbing injections depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment and your tolerance.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Aftercare and Results

Healing from this type of laser treatment typically takes a week. The bigger the treatment area and the stronger the laser settings, the longer the recovery time.

Following your laser procedure, you may experience some swelling, redness, and itching. Your skin may also peel slightly during recovery. Expect to receive detailed aftercare instructions that explain how to clean and care for the treated area as it heals.

After 8-12 days, the skin should look healthier and more radiant. The texture and elasticity of the skin will continue to improve for several months due to increased collagen production.

Patients often see a significant improvement in their skin after a single laser treatment. A series of treatments may be required to achieve optimal results. Results tend to last for several years, though you may need to repeat the treatment in the future to maintain your revitalized appearance.

Schedule Your New Orleans Laser Consultation

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is an excellent way to reduce wrinkles, age spots, discoloration, and other imperfections while tightening the skin. If you’re interested in a laser treatment with the Phoenix CO2 Laser System, call 504-814-3223 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weiss.

Dr. Weiss is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has the skill and experience needed to offer exceptional results using laser therapy. Our practice proudly serves Metairie, New Orleans, Mandeville, and nearby areas of Louisiana.