CO2 Laser

This non-invasive procedure uses advanced laser technology to target fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin, resulting in a tighter, smoother complexion.  CO2 lasers have been the gold standard in addressing these issues for over 30 years. 


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What should I avoid after the CO2 laser procedure?

It is recommended you avoid direct sun exposure immediately after treatment.  It’s also important to wear a physical barrier sunscreen with a broad spectrum composition for proper protection.  Additionally, it’s important to reduce direct sun exposure at least two weeks prior to treatment to avoid unwanted complications like burning, increased risk for infection, or skin discoloration.  

What are the benefits of having a CO2 laser treatment?

CO2 laser treatment stimulates collagen production, resulting in firmer, tighter skin.
The laser energy penetrates up to 2.5mm deep into the skin to target wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
The laser energy helps improve skin texture, it also helps to smooth out rough, uneven skin texture and promotes a more youthful appearance.
Unlike surgery, CO2 laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure, there are no incisions, no stitches, and manageable downtime.
Patients can expect to see improvement in skin texture and tightness almost immediately, with continued improvement over the next few months.

What are the disadvantages of fractional CO2 laser treatment?

Fractional CO2 laser versus fully ablative have different coverage zones and produce dissimilar tissue remodeling.  Fully ablative requires more downtime as the new tissue takes longer to recover.  Fractional CO2 relies on a grid system that may produce uneven results in comparison to fully ablative, however.  Both are excellent options to treat unwanted wrinkles and textual deficiencies.  

Is the procedure safe to have if you’re pregnant?

There is no evidence to suggest having a CO2 laser procedure is harmful to an unborn child, however.  Due to an abundance of caution, we are unable to perform the treatment as it’s industry standard practice to not undergo laser treatment while pregnant.

What is the cost of a CO2 treatment?

CO2 costs vary by location and the intensity of the procedure.  For example, a fully ablative CO2 treatment of the full face is $3,200, whereas a non-ablative cool peel is $1,500 or more.  We offer competitive package promotions during our free consultation so you’ll always know the full cost prior to your session.

What is the recovery time for a co2 laser treatment?

Most people are fully recovered within a month.  During the first few weeks, there is significant cellular regeneration.  Expect to bruise, mild to moderate erythema, and blistering as well as scabbing.  All of these post-procedural symptoms resolve within a month or two, however.  Erythema or pigmentation can last 6 to 9 months depending on your healing process.  

How do you treat complications that may arise from the healing process?

Wsupply our patients with a variety of in-house products that have been scientifically tested to enhance the healing and overall effectiveness of the procedure.  We only carry skincare products that have been shown to complement laser procedures and that are backed by research and real-world use.  Additionally, we are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to address most concerns post-procedure.    

We have two convenient locations in Southern Maine, one in Portland, Maine, and the other in Wells Maine.

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