Clear your skin with fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments
No two patients have the same skin type and irregularities. So why should treatment be a “one size fits all” solution? Instead, at United Medical and Aesthetics of Wilmington, North Carolina, our experienced team is committed to providing custom-tailored services that meet–and exceed–the needs of our patients. When considering skin resurfacing options, Aleta Sloan, PA-C, and her providers may suggest fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment available at our practice.
WHAT IS FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER TREATMENT?
Our fractional CO2 laser treatment is a revolutionary way for patients to enjoy clearer, more youthful-looking skin. This treatment is a non-surgical, innovative solution for many different skin issues and uses both ablative and non-ablative fractional energy that can effectively treat:
- Textural irregularities
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Skin imperfections
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
The number of treatment sessions required to get the desired results varies due to several factors, including the severity of the skin imperfections, your tolerance to laser treatments, and how quickly you want to see results. Faster results are seen with more aggressive treatments, which require more downtime and recovery that some patients may not achieve. Talking with our team to determine how many treatments you might need is necessary to develop a customized skin care plan.
HOW CAN FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER BE CUSTOMIZED?
Our device offers carbon dioxide laser resurfacing and skin rejuvenation with different settings, custom-tailored to the patient and their unique needs. There are several other treatments and modalities that can be used, including:
- CoolPeel. This fractional CO2 ablative treatment removes the upper layer of the skin to address skin irregularities while heating the dermis to boost the production of collagen, all in a single pass.
- Sultra. Sultra uses non-ablative light to stimulate collagen production.
- Fusion. Fusion is a blend of treatments, including CoolPeel and Sultra, for precision skin resurfacing and tightening.
SCHEDULE A VISIT TO TALK TO OUR TEAM TODAY ABOUT OUR CO2 LASER SKIN RESURFACING TREATMENT!
Wilmington, North Carolina, area patients curious about this and other skin treatments available at United Medical and Aesthetics are encouraged to call our office to request an appointment with our team.
The office is located at 1908 Eastwood Road, Suite #218, and accepts new patients who call (910) 226-0355 to schedule a time to work with our team.
Your Complete Guide to CO2 Laser Resurfacing
WHAT IS CO2 RESURFACING TREATMENT?
Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing can be used to treat various skin conditions and work by precisely removing thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage to the surrounding structures.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CO2 RESURFACING TREATMENT?
Potential benefits of CO2 Resurfacing Treatment include:
Improve skin tone
Even out pigmentation
Smooth fine lines, deep wrinkles, and sun damage
Correct color problems/hyperpigmentation
Tighten facial skin
Enhance radiant appearance
WHERE CAN CO2 RESURFACING BE PERFORMED?
This treatment can improve skin tone and texture on the face as well as other areas such as the neck, chest, arms, and hands.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE TREATMENT?
Your dermatologist will give you instructions to prepare for treatment. Depending on your medical history, pre-care typically involves:
– Avoiding tanning or heavy sun exposure for four weeks before treatment
– Avoiding medications that cause sun sensitivity
– Taking antiviral medicines for a few days before and after treatment
– Quitting smoking for two weeks before and after treatment.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Treatment typically takes between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the technique used and the size of the area treated. This approach usually needs only one treatment.
WHAT AFTERCARE ROUTINE TO FOLLOW AFTER TREATMENT?
Your skin might be inflamed for several months after treatment. But as the treated area begins to heal, you’ll notice a difference in your skin quality and appearance. The effects can last for years.
– Avoid retinoids for the first two weeks after treatment and use them gradually.
– Avoid sunbathing or direct sunlight without significant skin protection.
– Wear sunblock daily after the skin begins to scab.
– Avoid dying treatments such as hair dyes and spray-on tan products.
Call us today to Schedule your appointment!
Eliminate Acne Scars And Fine Lines With Co2 Laser Resurfacing & Frax 1550 Laser Treatment
Fractional CO2 laser is a type of skin treatment that reduces the appearance of acne scars, deep wrinkles, and other skin irregularities by removing the outer layers of damaged skin.
It is commonly used to treat acne scars, but it also can be used to treat a wide range of skin problems, such as:
Enlarged oil glands (especially around the nose)
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven skin tone
Generally, it is ideal for people who like to minimize the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, pigmentation, and other skin conditions listed above.
It is not recommended for individuals with extensive breakouts, open wounds, or any face infections, who take oral isotretinoin, or who have chronic medical conditions.
You must schedule a consultation with a dermatologist for them to assess whether you are qualified for the Procedure or not.
The fractional CO2 laser procedure itself lasts for only 15 to 20 minutes. It is often done by applying a local anesthetic cream to the problem area 30 to 45 minutes before ensuring painless treatment.
It uses short-pulsed light energy (known as ultra pulse) that is continuously blasted to remove thin outer layers of damaged skin.
Then, the Procedure activates the production of multiple microthermal zones that reach deep into the skin, stimulating your body’s natural healing process and boosting collagen production. ”
Before undergoing a fractional CO2 laser procedure, following these pre-treatment rules is recommended.
Don’t use products containing retinoids, as it can affect the results.
Avoid excessive sun exposure two weeks before the laser treatment.
Stop taking medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and vitamin E, which can lead to prolonged clotting.
Consult your dermatologist to determine if you’re a good candidate for the fractional CO2 laser treatment.
Patients only have to undergo shorter recovery periods—lasting 5 to 7 days and may find some redness or swelling in the treated area. Some may even experience discomfort and scabs.
The skin treatment results will depend on the problem you are targeting. Eliminating acne scars and fine lines, it may take a while for the results to show up.
So what are you waiting for? Schedule your appointment to say goodbye to wrinkles!
Before & After Treatment Images
Aleta Sloan is United Medical and Aesthetics' founder, owner, and chief practitioner. Her love and enthusiasm for healthy food and exercise is the driving force that makes her want to assist everyone who walks in through the doors of her practice.
Aleta graduated from one of the country's first PA schools at 23 and became the first PA in Eastern North Carolina. She has sustained her privileges at Carolina East Medical Center for the past 30 years and is dedicated to serving her community in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology.
Her passion for aesthetic medicine has motivated her to enroll in many hours of continuing education courses. She looks forward to assisting you in all your requirements while assuring that your trust is always in excellent hands, regardless of your goals!