Fractionated CO2

CO2 Laser is still one of the most requested and effective rejuvenation treatments that aesthetic medicine has to offer. A well-known and results driven modality, fractional CO2 works by ablating the top layer of the skin (epidermis) with heat that penetrates down to the deeper layers of the skin (dermis) to stimulate collagen, tighten tissues, and create a more even skin tone. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing) to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest.

At Anton MD Aesthetics we employ one of the highest-grade lasers, Quanta, from Israel. When you meet with our aesthetic consultant, we will customize your treatment from a light to more aggressive CO2 laser procedure depending on skin type, desired downtime, lifestyle, and expectations. All our fractionated laser packages include your home care products from our medical grade skin care line, CORE, by Anton MD. CORE stands for Correct, Optimize, Renew and Exfoliate. Fractionated CO2 can also be used in combination with other treatment options like Fractora, Forma, and Injectables for those seeking total, non-surgical, facial rejuvenation. During your complimentary skin care consultation, your beauty concerns will be addressed along with other considerations such as budget, available recovery time, lifestyle, plus long and short-term aesthetic goals.

Total CO2 Rejuvenate Package

  • Includes 1 treatment/1 area
  • CORE products – gentle clean, raindrops, zen gel, Elta MD sunscreen

Treatment area(s)

Face, perioral, decollate, hands

Who is a Candidate

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is best suited for light to medium skin types 1-3 on the Fitzpatrick Scale, presenting with signs of aging skin including fine lines, deep wrinkles, sun damage, along with acne scars, irregular or uneven skin texture. All our Total CO2 laser packages include your home care products from our medical grade skin care line, CORE, by Anton MD. CORE stands for Correct, Optimize, Renew and Exfoliate. The Total CO2 package can also be used in combination with other treatment options like FractoraForma, and Injectables for those seeking total, non-surgical, facial rejuvenation. During your complimentary skin care consultation your concerns will be addressed along with other considerations such as budget, available recovery time, lifestyle, plus long and short-term beauty goals. Some medications, lifestyles, and medical conditions may restrict or prohibit treatment.

What to Expect

Treatment area(s) is numbed with a topical numbing cream for 30 minutes before the treatment begins. Our aesthetic nurse injects a light sedative before further administering a tumescent anesthetic. You may feel a slight snap as the laser makes contact with the skin. A Zimmer cooler is on hand if needed for additional comfort. Patients will require a driver to safely get them home. Note: Patients with a history of cold sores will be proactively treated pre and post operatively with a prescription medication.

Downtime and Recovery

The treated area is moderately to significantly red immediately following treatment and can remain for up to 14 days post-treatment. Swelling is typical and usually subsides within 3-10 days. Skin is dry and after several days flakes and peels. It is important to hydrate the skin sufficiently and not pick or rub the face. Sunscreen must be worn at all times during and after recovery when skin is exposed to sunlight, including indirect sunlight such as driving.

Results

The skin’s appearance improves significantly after a 7-14 day healing period with just one treatment. Improvements continue with optimal results seen at three months, as new collagen growth is stimulated. After the post-procedural healing period, skin will be noticeably tighter, brighter, softer, with less pronounced wrinkles, acne scars will be less noticeable, and the overall complexion more luminescent.

How long do results last

After three months, when optimal results are achieved, your new younger looking skin can stay looking that way for years to come. Of course, the aging process never stops so to maintain the great results you get with the Total CO2 Facial Rejuvenation package limit sun exposure by protecting your skin with a physical sunblock such as CORE, made in the shade, or Elta MD, use CORE skin care products, and purchase one of the annual maintenance packages, like the Lumecca Maintain Package.

Individual Treatments

Perioral – $399


Brilliance CO2 laser package

  • Includes a package of 3 laser micro-treatments/area – treatments scheduled 3-6 weeks apart
  • CORE skin care products – gentle clean, raindrops, zen gel, Elta MD sunscreen

Treatment area(s)

Face, perioral, decollate, hands

Who is a Candidate

The Brilliance CO2 laser package is a micro-laser treatment designed for the patient who wants laser results without the extended downtime or recovery period. Rather than one deeper treatment, you get three lighter treatments, best described as a dusting of the CO2 laser to lightly ablate the skin. It is best suited for light to medium/dark skin types 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick Scale presenting with signs of aging skin, including fine lines, sun damage, pigment issues, irregular or uneven skin texture.

All our laser packages include your home care products from our medical grade skin care line, CORE, by Anton MD. CORE stands for Correct, Optimize, Renew and Exfoliate. The Brilliance CO2 laser package can also be used in combination with other treatment options like FractoraForma, and Injectables for those seeking total, non-surgical, facial rejuvenation. During your complimentary skin care consultation, your beauty concerns will be addressed along with other considerations such as budget, available recovery time, lifestyle, plus long and short-term aesthetic goals. Some medications, lifestyles, and medical conditions may restrict or prohibit treatment.

What to Expect

Treatment area(s) is numbed with a topical numbing cream for 30 minutes before the treatment begins. You may feel a slight snap as the laser makes contact with the skin. A Zimmer cooler is on hand if needed for additional comfort. Sedated patients will require a driver to safely get them home. Note: Patients with a history of cold sores will be proactively treated pre and post operatively with a prescription medication.

Downtime and recovery

The treated area is moderately to significantly red immediately following treatment and can remain so for up to 7 days post-treatment. Slight swelling can occur but usually subsides within 3-5 days. Skin can be dry and after several days peels in light flakes. It is important to hydrate the skin sufficiently and not pick or rub the face free of dead skin. Sunscreen must be worn at all times during and after recovery when skin is exposed to sunlight, including indirect sunlight such as driving.

Results

The skin presents with a moderate improvement after a 7-14 day healing period with just one treatment. Improvements continue with optimal results seen at three months as new collagen growth is stimulated. After the post-procedural healing period, skin will be noticeably tighter, brighter, softer, with less pronounced wrinkles, acne scars will be less noticeable, and the overall complexion more luminescent.

How long do results last

After three months, when optimal results are achieved, your new younger looking skin can stay looking that way for years to come. Of course, the aging process never stops so to maintain the great results you get with the BrillianceCO2 laser package, limit sun exposure by protecting your skin with a physical sunblock such as CORE, made in the shade, or Elta MD, use CORE skin care products, and purchase one of the annual maintenance packages.

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