As you age, your collagen begins to produce insufficiently, leading to problems with your skin’s structure and support. This is caused by age and a few other factors such as daily exposure to the sun. Along with the sun, other environmental elements can also cause discoloration and premature wrinkles. However, most of these problems can be reversed to varying degrees. One method, supported by Integrated Dermatology of Reno’s medical physicians, is the Cortex CO2 fractional laser treatment which enhances your skin’s strength and elasticity. This method allows for better collagen restoration and produces the best results. See how the treatment works below.
CO2 fractional laser treatment is an extremely effective method for boosting collagen levels and maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin. This collagen treatment will give your skin a smoother, tighter texture and helps your skin color become more vibrant and healthy. Pigmentation problems will begin to diminish with this resurfacing procedure that will make you feel and look your best after just a few appointments. This non-invasive treatment has the ability to repair damage to the skin and prevents wrinkling. Let’s see how it works!
CO2 fractional laser treatment works by targeting both the epidermis and dermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer of skin that contains your pigment-producing cells responsible for coloring. And the dermis lies just beneath the epidermis and serves as the body’s cushion. It helps with stress and strain.
The CO2 laser beam is used to create thousands of tiny, yet deep columns, to treat the skin. Old epidermal pigmented cells will be expelled as the laser penetrates the collagen, remodeling, and restructuring the tissue. While the laser treatment is intense, it does focus on smaller areas of the skin which make the treatment more manageable. This level of focus is important because other parts of the skin, that are healthy, should not be affected. Thus, the CO2 fractional laser treatment results in faster healing due to isolated focus.
Our Reno Medical Skin Care Center offers the Cortex CO2 fractional laser treatment designed for precision and fast recovery. Each individual treatment can be tailored to a specific need and allotted downtime. The Cortex CO2 fractional laser can be applied to most areas of the body including the face, neck, chest, and hands.
This skin laser treatment provides excellent results for wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, skin texture irregularities, and pigmented lesions. Although this skin treatment provides a general lift to the face it is not a replacement for a facelift procedure. However, the CO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatment helps with wrinkles around the mouth and eyes giving a lifted look to your facial structures.
Your skin will continue to improve over a period of about 6 – 9 months following the procedure as long as you ensure proper skincare is used and sun exposure is limited. Aftercare is one of the most important factors in the success of this treatment, so be sure to keep up with it! And depending on a person’s desired results CO2 fractional laser is often combined with other treatment modalities such as photo rejuvenation lasers, injectable neurotoxins, and injectable fillers.
CO2 fractional laser treatments work by promoting the production of collagen in the skin. Not only is collagen essential to having soft, tight, and even skin, but as a prominent protein found in the body, it has many other benefits as well.
Along with wrinkle-free skin, you can expect a boost of collagen to help with:
To learn more about CO2 fractional resurfacing treatments, call Integrated Dermatology of Reno today to schedule a complimentary consultation with the best Reno dermatologists! We’ll help you achieve a youthful, natural look that will help you get your confidence back. Call us at (775) 829-1212 to schedule your collagen restoration treatment.