How The treatment Works
Technically, the goal of laser skin resurfacing is to ablate a small section of skin and create a channel or injury to the skin so that new skin and collagen can rebuild.
Not many lasers can do it all – but at Cosmetic Laser Solutions we offer three choices that can. These all-in-one treatments can smooth out wrinkles, tighten skin, soften acne scarring, and remove sun damage discoloration of your skin.
Types of Laser Skin Resurfacing
We offer three main laser skin resurfacing devices at Cosmetic Laser Solutions Medspa:
- Fractional CO2 Laser.
- RF Microneedling
- Ematrix Sublative.
During your consultation, we will educate you on treatment options and recommend a treatment that is customized for your situation. These newer laser skin resurfacing procedures can take between 30 minutes to 2 hours. Recovery time also differs between the different types of laser.
Fractional C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing
According to many doctors, Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is the gold standard for aging skin and acne scarring.
Combining the effectiveness of traditional carbon dioxide laser with a safer fractional beam application technique, this laser delivers powerful results without the traditionally long recovery time and side effects associated with the older CO2 technology.
This is typically a one treatment process, although deeper wrinkles or deep scarring may require additional sessions. Laser skin resurfacing with Fractional CO2 can address some or all of these issues:
- Loose skin
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Rough skin texture
- Acne scar depressions
- Precancerous lesions
- Other scars or injuries
This treatment generally comes with about a week of recovery time. Results can last between 2 to 5 years with proper post-care. It will also help postpone or avoid future surgical face tightening procedures.
We also offer light micro peels with the Fractional CO2 to lighten sundamaged skin that has a brown tone. This is called a Laser Peel. It is a great alternative to a series of microdermabrasion as 1 Laser Peel can equal 5 microdermabrasion treatments. This procedure is safe for fair to medium skin types.
RF Microneedling with Scarlet RF or Morpheus8
RF Microneedling is the newest surge in laser skin resurfacing. We love this treatment as it gives you the biggest collagen rebuilding improvement with minimal downtime. By channeling a deeper entry into the skin, a thermal reaction for collagen building is created – yet only minor puffiness and slight redness is visible post-treatment.
This technology utilizes micro thin needle pins to enter the skin’s surface and then a radio-frequency beam is released. Because the treatment is almost exclusively under the skin, this technique results in very little surface damage.
Recovery time with this procedure is minimal. Many people are comfortable enough to go to dinner that night. This procedure is great for addressing concerns regarding:
- Loose or saggy skin
- Acne scars
This is the most versatile resurfacing laser we offer. In addition to your face, it can also treat other body areas like:
- Above the knee
- Inner thigh
- Arm laxity
Despite recovery time being minimal, not all of your concerns may be fully addressed after the first appointment. You may want to return for further treatments in the couple of months following, though you generally only need about 3 sessions. This laser is safe for all skin types.
Ematrix/eTwo Sublative Laser Skin Resurfacing
eTwo Sublative laser skin resurfacing is a multi-session treatment with minimal downtime. There will be small dots covering the area treated on your face. It is possible to apply foundation makeup as a cover-up.
Sublative is a whole new category of skin rejuvenation created by Syneron-Candela. By placing fractionatal bi-polar radio frequency (RF) directly into the dermis, eTwo Sublative stimulates the production of collagen, regenerating a more youthful complexion.
The eTwo laser can treat a number of conditions:
- Loose skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Skin texture
- Sun damage and discoloration
In addition to being used on the face, this laser can be used to treat the chest and neck.
Sessions are spaced 1 month apart with 3-5 sessions until desired results are achieved. There is minimal recovery time and only mild discomfort. It is safe for all skin types.
Before & After
Which laser treatment is best for wrinkles or loose skin??
Many patients ask which laser skin resurfacing device is better. Oftentimes, part of the decision depends on what your lifestyle is like. Do you work and need a treatment that offers no downtime? Then Ematrix or RF Microneedling is for you. RF Microneedling or Ematrix treatments will allow you to wear makeup during the healing process. Can you take a week off work to recover? Fractional CO2 lasers might be just up your alley!
A total restoration can be done for your full face and/or neck. In some cases we can do spot treatments in problem areas. This can include: around and under eye wrinkles, a jawline lift, neck skin tightening, sun damage discoloration or age spots, or smoothing out acne scar depressions. Get more information on the Total Face Makeover.
As we age, our skin becomes less elastic, and unwanted lines and folds start to appear on the surface. A laser skin resurfacing and restoration treatment provides an effective solution to restoring smoother, brighter and tighter skin by removing the outer surface layers of the skin and pushing laser technology waves deep into the skin to stimulate and encourage new collagen production to grow in its place.