CO2 Laser Resurfacing in Phoenix, AZ
Improving skin health is the best way to reduce and eliminate acne and other imperfections. At Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, our board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, recommends CO2 laser resurfacing for men and women who live in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona who want to eliminate acne and improve the overall appearance of their skin.
What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing with carbon dioxide (CO2) is clinically proven to improve the texture, tone, and health of your skin. The treatment works by removing the thin outer layers of skin. This approach serves two purposes:
- Eliminate superficial skin blemishes
- Promote the development of new, younger skin
Benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Dr. Taghizadeh recommends CO2 laser resurfacing because of the many benefits of the treatment, such as:
- Addressing blemishes and acne
- Removing layers of damaged skin
- Softening wrinkles and fine lines
- Giving the skin a refreshed and vibrant appearance
- Achieving dramatic improvements without surgery or downtime
What Can I Expect from CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
During the consultation appointment, Dr. Taghizadeh will describe your entire treatment process that is needed to achieve optimum results with CO2 laser resurfacing. Depending on the type of skin conditions that are being targeted, you may need one or more sessions. After each session, you will notice immediate improvements.
How CO2 Laser Resurfacing Differ from Other Types of Skin Tightening and Resurfacing?
CO2 laser resurfacing is unique amongst other types of skin resurfacing because the procedure removes damaged layers of skin. The treatment is also appropriate for treating the entire surface of the face. Other types of skin resurfacing are designed to target specific problems deeper in the skin.
Recovery from CO2 Laser Resurfacing
You should expect each session for CO2 laser resurfacing to take 30 to 60 minutes, and you can go home immediately after the session. Dr. Taghizadeh may place a dressing over the area to promote healing, protect the skin and prevent infection. The area of skin that is treated will have a slight pinkish hue and may be tender. The skin may also be slightly swollen. Ice packs and non-prescription pain medications will help with any discomfort. You should expect the redness to remain for two to three weeks. Dr. Taghizadeh will provide guidance on the use of moisturizers, make-up, and sunscreens during the recovery period.
What Will CO2 Laser Resurfacing Do for My Skin?
In the weeks following your CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, your skin appears smoother and healthier. You will also see a renewed glow to the skin that you may not have had in many years. If your CO2 laser resurfacing was performed to treat acne, you would have fewer outbreaks and any blemishes that do develop disappear quickly.
Will Everyone Benefit from CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
While CO2 laser resurfacing is a safe and effective treatment for acne, fine lines, wrinkles and other types of skin problems, the treatments may not be the right option for you. After examining your skin and discussing the ways that you want to improve your appearance, Dr. Taghizadeh will recommend CO2 laser resurfacing or another of our skin resurfacing treatments.
How Much Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Cost in Phoenix?
With regards to your medical insurance, CO2 laser resurfacing falls under the category of “elective,” so the cost is not covered by your insurance policy. To help our patients afford the cosmetic treatments they want to feel better about their skin, we offer several payment options, including cash, check, major credit cards and financing through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®.
Do you live in or near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley or the surrounding communities of Arizona and want to find an experienced and reputable provider of CO2 laser resurfacing treatments? If so, contact Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, to schedule a personal consultation for CO2 laser resurfacing by Dr. Taghizadeh.