What is the treatment like to experience?
At The Spa at Yarrow Bay, our commitment is to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure. The CO2 laser resurfacing treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of the skin, followed by the application of a topical numbing agent to minimize any discomfort. Protective eyewear is provided to shield your eyes from the laser.
The actual resurfacing procedure involves passing the CO2 laser over the targeted areas. You may feel a warm sensation as the laser works its magic. The treatment usually takes no more than 30 minutes, depending on the extent of the area being treated.
Recovery and results
Post-treatment, expect some redness, swelling, and a sensation similar to sunburn. This is a natural part of the healing process as your body produces new skin cells and increases collagen production. Over the next week, the treated skin will peel, revealing a brighter, smoother surface beneath.
It's crucial to follow the post-care guidelines, which include moisturizing, avoiding direct sunlight, and using a high-SPF sunscreen. Within a few weeks, the full benefits of the treatment become evident as the skin looks rejuvenated, smoother, and more even-toned.
Are there risks?
While CO2 laser resurfacing is generally safe when performed by trained professionals, like those at Liebertz Plastic Surgery, any treatment can have potential side effects. It's essential to discuss any concerns with Dr. Liebertz during your consultation to ensure you're well-informed.