Unfortunately, at some point during our lives, all of us will become familiar with the obvious and unavoidable signs that we have begun to age. The wrinkles that plague our face, the drooping skin and the lost jawline are just some of the symptoms that you might expect to see. However, sun damaged skin, brown spots, and fine wrinkles also go some way to ruining a youthful appearance.
In the past, treatments for such ailments have involved the use of chemical peels and surgery, but now CO2 laser resurfacing could be an option that allows individuals to avoid the expense and discomfort of going under the knife. With this innovative technology, renowned Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shoib A. Myint has begun to offer patients a non-invasive and easier way to reclaim their youth.
How a CO2 Laser Works
Collagen is the primary protein within our skin that keeps us looking wrinkle-free and younger than over. Over time, the natural process of aging, alongside sun exposure and pollution, begins to destroy the natural collagen within our skin, leading to wrinkles.
A fractional CO2 laser creates thousands of microscopic perforations within the surface of skin, making tiny holes which can reach into the dermis of the skin and cause it to tighten, whilst stimulating the natural production of new collagen. This procedure helps to improve the tone and texture of the skin, fighting the appearance of deep wrinkles, fine lines, and even acne scars.
Using short pulse light energy, known to professionals within the field as ultrapulse, Dr Myint of Myint Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is able to use continuous light beams in a careful scanning pattern to remove thin layers of skin without causing unnecessary heat damage. This method has been proven to treat various skin issues, including warts, enlarged oil glands on the nose, wrinkles, and scars.
Unlike other, more invasive surgeries, the time taken to recover from a CO2 laser procedure is anywhere up to two weeks, which could mean that you’ll be back on your feet and showing off your new, younger appearance in no time.
What You should Know
One of the greatest things about fractional CO2 lasers is that they can be used with just about any skin type, whereas other lasers can struggle to produce good results in individuals with darker skin. As long as there’s a trained physician such as Dr. Myint performing the procedure, a CO2 laser can be used safely and effectively, to produce amazing results.
After your treatment at Myint Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, you may find that you experience a small amount of swelling and redness, which will last for approximately two to seven days. The amount of time the treatment will take to complete will often vary depending on the individual, however, an appointment can last anywhere up to three hours.
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