CO2 Skin Resurfacing
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is one of our most exciting and effective procedures to rejuvenate skin and restore its youthful glow.
Our Secret PRO device, equipped with a precise CO2 laser, revitalises skin by removing damaged layers and stimulating collagen for a radiant, youthful glow. Addressing wrinkles, sun damage, scars, uneven tone, and pores with remarkable precision, this advanced technique promotes healthy new skin. By customising the laser beam to fit each imperfection, our doctors deliver precise, controlled energy, resulting in improved texture and tone for long-term skin health.
Our customised CO2 laser treatment options at Fitzrovia Clinic include:
- Ultra-Light: A gentle CO2 laser peel to reveal healthier, refreshed skin. Ideal for uneven texture and dullness, and as a preventive measure for youthful-looking skin.
- Ultra: A powerful CO2 treatment to reverse signs of ageing and unveil a brighter, resilient, and radiant appearance. Targets wrinkles, pigmentation, crepiness, and enlarged pores.
- Secret Pro Revive: A potent combination of CO2 laser resurfacing and radiofrequency microneedling to address scarring and age-related changes. Experience multi-layered skin improvement for a youthful glow.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing works by using a concentrated beam of light, specifically the CO2 laser, to target and remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. The laser energy is absorbed by the water in the skin cells, causing the cells to vaporise. This process removes the damaged skin and stimulates the body’s natural healing response.
As the skin heals, new collagen and elastin fibres are produced, which helps to tighten and firm the skin. This leads to an improvement in skin texture, tone, and appearance. CO2 laser resurfacing can effectively address a wide range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, pigmentation, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and large pores.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is considered highly valuable and worth it for many individuals seeking skin rejuvenation. The procedure effectively addresses various skin concerns, such as wrinkles, sun damage, scars, and uneven skin tone, providing remarkable results with minimal downtime. The long-term improvement in skin texture and tone, coupled with the stimulation of collagen production, can lead to a more youthful appearance and enhanced skin health. Patients often find the benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing, including a radiant glow and smoother skin, to outweigh the investment, making it a popular choice for those seeking significant and lasting skin improvements.
The results of CO2 laser skin resurfacing can vary depending on several factors, including a patient’s age, skin type, and the severity of their skin concerns. However, in general, the results of CO2 laser skin resurfacing can last for several years. This is because the treatment stimulates the production of collagen, which is a protein that helps to keep skin firm, smooth, and youthful-looking. With proper skincare and sun protection, patients can maintain the results of CO2 laser skin resurfacing for a long time.
It’s important to note that the natural ageing process and environmental factors such as sun exposure can eventually cause new wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging to appear. To maintain the results of CO2 laser skin resurfacing, patients may need to undergo occasional maintenance treatments over time.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is designed to be a well-tolerated procedure. Most patients experience only mild discomfort during the treatment. The sensation can be likened to a warm prickling feeling on the skin. To enhance your comfort, our skilled practitioners will apply a strong topical numbing cream before the procedure. This minimally invasive technique can deliver remarkable results in rejuvenating your skin without causing significant pain. Rest assured, our Fitzrovia Clinic team prioritises your comfort and ensures a positive experience throughout the process.
All Fitzrovia Clinic patients are emailed guidelines before treatment, including the following recommendations:
- Avoid sun exposure and self-tanners.
- Stop certain skincare products that may irritate skin, such as retinols.
- Avoid skin treatments two weeks before.
- Arrange transportation due to possible redness and swelling.
After CO2 laser resurfacing, expect 5-day social downtime and 1-2 weeks for total recovery. Swelling, redness, and mild pain are common, managed with medication and aftercare. The skin may appear scabbed, flaky, or crusted, requiring cleanliness and sun protection. Significant improvement may be noticed after a week, with full benefits seen in months. Regular sunscreen use is essential to protect the resurfaced skin.
For those seeking non-injectable alternatives to dermal fillers, there are several treatments that can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Here are some options:
- Skincare products: There are many topical treatments, such as retinoids, vitamin C, and alpha hydroxy acids, that can improve the appearance of the skin over time. These treatments can be used alone or in combination with other procedures.
- Skin boosters: Hyaluronic acid injections hydrate and plump the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. They also improve overall skin texture and tone.
- Skin peels: A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of skin, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin underneath.
- Radiofrequency microneedling: Our Secret PRO device combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin.