Laser skin resurfacing, preformed at REN Dermatology, Franklin is very effective treatment for scars, discoloration, wrinkles, and skin laxity. It is minimally invasive and the treatments can be customized to the patient’s desired effects. Performed with our Core CO2 fractional ablative laser, this fractional laser system precisely targets and treats the skin’s surface, middle and deep dermal levels.
The Core CO2 resurfacing laser has the ability to treat both superficial and deep layers of skin simultaneously, and has seven treatment modes to treat a variety of skin issues. The fractional treatment has a faster heal time and has fewer side effects than traditional ablative lasers.
Fractional lasers work by only treating a fraction of the skin at a time with laser beams. Essentially, the laser creates thousands of tiny holes in the skin, vaporizing what it comes in contact with and removing columns of skin. The small columns or “wounds” created by the laser stimulate the body to heal with new and healthy skin, after eradicating any previous damaged skin. The depth of laser penetration determines what levels of skin are treated.
To achieve the best results, the REN Dermatology doctors will evaluate your skin and control and adjust the intensity of treatment, pattern and depth of ablation.
Core CO2 Laser Resurfacing is well-tolerated by most patients, who report only minor discomfort during the procedure. Recovery can take 10 days or more depending on the intensity of your treatment.
Although this treatment is preformed at our office year round, REN Dermatology recommends getting your laser skin resurfacing treatment during the Fall and Winter months or at a time when you can have minimal contact with the sun.
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