Did you know that laser treatments for the skin are quickly becoming counted among the most popular cosmetic treatments in Canada? That’s because these non-invasive, non-surgical interventions can resolve a variety of skin problems efficiently and affordably. While there are many different kinds of laser skin treatments, each with their different preferred applications, CO2 laser skin-resurfacing treatments have become a tried and true method of skin rejuvenation.
CO2 laser skin-resurfacing treatment works by administering a precise laser beam onto the outer layers of the skin—the areas that are most likely to have become damaged over time from exposure to the environment, including sun damage, smoking, and the simple reality of the ageing process—which can result in not only lines, wrinkles, and creases, but also age spots and irregularities in the pigmentation. This effective treatment removes the outer layer of the skin so that the skin beneath can emerge, which after a brief recovery period, introduces new, healthier, and far more youthful-looking skin.
This form of laser skin resurfacing can be effectively used to treat more than just deep lines and creases in the face, hands, chest, and neck. It can also effectively treat acne, acne scarring, and other undesirable skin conditions. For example, with acne, the laser removes the outer layer of the skin as well as the bacteria that is responsible for promoting the continued outbreaks of acne that so many patients seemingly must endure. It may also reduce the amount of oil produced by the sebaceous glands, which results in fewer or no acne outbreaks.
CO2 laser treatments are a versatile and advanced technology that thousands of Canadian men and women have benefited from. If you’d like to learn more about this procedure and other forms of laser skin-resurfacing treatments, the first step is to speak to a qualified plastic surgeon or other certified medical professional.
To begin taking action and control over your appearance, please feel warmly welcomed to schedule an initial consultation with the offices of Dr. Cory Torgerson. This certified, award-winning plastic surgeon is based out of Toronto and has helped countless patients like you reach their individual and unique aesthetic goals. Call (647) 343-0207 today to learn more and to set up a consultation for laser treatments or nearly any other kind of cosmetic treatment.
How Do I Know if I’m a Candidate for CO2 Treatments?
Since the natural ageing process, combined with exposure to environmental factors, can have a severe effect on the elasticity and appearance of the skin after enough years pass, in most cases, the preferred candidates for CO2 laser skin resurfacing have deep lines, creases, or pigmentation irregularities. In the event that the patient has scarring—either from acne or other sources—this form of laser treatment may be ideal as well.
Is This Form of Laser Treatment Safe?
In the hands of a skilled medical practitioner, yes, CO2 laser treatments are considered to be quite safe. These lasers are designed to provide patients with precision treatments. A competent professional such as Dr. Cory Torgerson, who has performed many of these treatments before, will have not only the qualifications necessary to administer the treatment properly, but the experience as well.
After your procedure, the medical professional that you’ve chosen to work with will also provide you with all of the information you need to have a speedy and effective recovery. Generally speaking, CO2 laser skin-resurfacing treatment patients will need to avoid direct exposure to sunlight and any strenuous activity for a short period of time while the new skin begins to grow.