Co2 Aesthetics

Facts about CO2 Aesthetics

  • Removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin removed with surrounding tissue untreated to aid in healing).

  • Reduces age spots, deep wrinkles, texture irregularities, scarring (acne/trauma), stretch marks, and dull

  • CO2 is the best treatment for the most results with one treatment

  • If you have the time to heal (7-10 days), it is like having multiple non-invasive treatments at once.

  • CO2 Laser is an in-office procedure that may require pre and post medication and management (antibiotic, antiviral, pain management)  Depending on the depth of the treatment.

  • This is the only treatment that will actually reduce pore size.

Q: How do you know if the CO2RE is right for you?

Ideal candidates for CO2RE are in their 30s or older with skin damage caused by exposure to the sun, aging, discoloration and other skin imperfections. It is ideal for anyone seeking younger-looking skin without the long downtime associated with conventional resurfacing procedures. 

Other candidates include those with acne scarring and stretch marks.

Q: What is the procedure like? 

You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but the anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort very tolerable. For more aggressive, higher powered treatments, Lindsey Gillum, ARPN may decide to use a subcutaneous anesthetic. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.

Q: How many treatments will I need:

Generally, you will achieve significant improvement after only one treatment. In the days after the treatment, your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. Age spots and uneven skin texture will start to show immediate improvement

Q: How long do results last?

The durability of CO2RE results approaches that of surgical procedures. However, there are a number of variables that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age and how well you care for your skin. Lindsey Gillum, APRN and her staff will be happy to provide you with useful skin care tips to make your results last as long as possible.

Q: What can I expect after my procedure

Immediately following the procedure, you can expect a sensation similar to sunburn, which may last for several hours. In the days following treatment, you will experience peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process and may last seven to 10 days.

Q: What is the cost for a Co2re treatment?

Cost depends on the area being treated, the condition being treated and the aggressiveness of the treatments themselves. After a throughout consultation, Dr. Tanne will create a treatment plan to meet your personal needs. Her staff will help you understand your estimate.

+The Co2RE Laser Procedures includes pre- and post care visits; and the core products needed for after-care including Elta Gentile Cleanser, Post Procedure Balm, and Colorescience Post Care Kits.

The Syneron Candela Laser is the newest laser with Fractional technology.  The pattern and variability of depth control of this laser is like driving a Ferarri.  The benefit is that the patient will be more comfortable and there is less tissue destruction, faster healing times due to the pattern of the laser beams.  (The come out in a random pattern, so one area of the skin doesn’t receive too much heat at the same time.).