CO2 Laser Resurfacing
About your skin
We were all born with smooth, baby-soft skin. As we age, our skin is subject to numerous experiences that leave it less than perfect. For many of us, our first exposure to skin problems is with chicken pox in childhood then acne scars in our teen years.
Some of us are lucky enough to escape these hazards, however time, heredity and gravity are still doing their part to create fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes. Excess-exposure to the sun, alcohol use and smoking are all known to significantly accelerate the development of these signs of aging. Other surface imperfections, such as moles, warts, pre-cancerous lesions, superficial skin cancers and skin tags also may develop over time.
Paragon Laser Skin Resurfacing
We are now able to remove surface imperfections and dramatically reduce lines and wrinkles with a proven procedure called laser skin resurfacing. Using the Paragon C02 laser with a computer-controlled handpiece, Dr. Jensen and his staff can gently remove sun-damaged, aging skin, layer-by-layer, helping to protect and stimulate regeneration of the deeper, healthy skin producing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin.
The laser uses a very high energy light-beam to vaporize scarred, lined, wrinkled and other skin imperfections. Laser light penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth, making the procedure safe and predictable, and reducing the risk of scarring or pigmentation problems. Because the laser is so precise, comfort both during and after the procedure is improved, and helps provide you with a more rapid return to your normal routine.
About The Procedure
Paragon laser skin resurfacing is rapid and gentle. Because the treatment is bloodless and does not involve chemicals that cover the surface of the skin, we are able to clearly see precisely how much tissue is being removed during the procedure.
In the first few days after the procedure, your skin will weep as new collagen is formed to rebuild the skin from the bottom up. Some crusting may develop as a new skin surface is formed. This new skin will have a pinkish-red quality which fades over the next several weeks.
Post-operative discomfort is usually minimal. A special porous dressing and ointments are applied liberally for the first few days to protect the new skin, followed by moisturizers with sunblock. Makeup can usually be resumed after 7 - 10 days. The effect of the treatment will be seen immediately and continue to develop over a few months following the procedure and can be expected to last for several years. The results of any cosmetic procedure can be expected to fade over time, at which time the procedure can be repeated.
To find out if you're a candidate for Paragon laser skin resurfacing contact Dr. Jensen's office for a complimentary consultation.