Does A CO2 Laser Work For Facial Wrinkles?

Does A CO2 Laser Work For Facial Wrinkles

When dealing with wrinkles, it can feel like an infinite number of options. There’s no doubt that treating wrinkles with a laser is more complex than treating fine lines. Fortunately, modern technology allows even the most severe wrinkles to be effectively treated. Our clinic proudly presents C02 laser technology, the next step to treating deep facial wrinkles.

C02 Laser Treatment For Facial Wrinkles

There are a lot of distinct treatments for skin resurfacing, but very few of them are as effective as the CO2 laser. This wrinkle laser treatment is non-invasive, meaning that it does not require using harsh chemicals, foreign substances, or invasive surgical procedures. Instead, it simply alters the surface of your skin to treat wrinkles in a way that is invisible to the naked eye.

The CO2 laser is a resurfacing treatment that uses cutting-edge technology to stimulate your body’s inherent capacity for natural regeneration. But before you try out the treatment, here’s an in-depth explanation of C02 laser technology and how it works.

What Is A CO2 Laser Treatment?

The CO2 laser resurfacing procedure removes the skin’s outer layers to treat sun or aging-related skin damage.

The procedure has many other advantages besides just reducing deep wrinkles. The laser encourages the production of collagen while removing excess unwanted skin cells. Additionally, CO2 laser resurfacing addresses hyperpigmentation, a common issue with acne scars.

It is a safe, efficient procedure that can assist you in achieving your aesthetic objectives. Recently, CO2 laser resurfacing has grown in popularity as a cosmetic procedure because of its adaptability, efficiency, and affordability.

How It Works

Perhaps a lot of questions have crossed your mind. How will peeling off some skin benefit you? Won’t peeling off a skin layer pointless and only cause damage?

Or perhaps you’re wondering how CO2 lasers encourage more collagen production. Don’t you need to inject a formula into your skin to promote the production of more collagen, similar to fillers?

To help you comprehend what to anticipate from the procedure, we will discuss how CO2 laser resurfacing functions.

Why It Is Referred As Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing terminates the outer layer of skin and the upper dermal layer. An area of skin can be targeted for removal, but the underlying tissue is spared.

Removing a layer of skin doesn’t sound fun, but that’s the point. The old you—the dead skin cells that cover your entire face—must be removed before the new you can be revealed.

It’s possible to remove it with more conventional methods. Still, laser resurfacing’s precise lasers make it easier to use, more comfortable, and more practical. It’s possible to make mistakes that have unintended consequences on other skin layers when using conventional methods.

Why C02 In C02 Laser?

As the name suggests, the carbon dioxide laser resurfacing uses CO2 to generate heat and light. Carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen (N), and helium (H) make up the majority of the laser’s gas mixture; it’s called a CO2 laser despite this fact.

To produce a specific wavelength of light within the infrared spectrum, CO2 lasers are used by industries, medical, and cosmetic fields. Compared to other gases, the CO2 mixture can consistently produce high power while preserving high efficiency.

How C02 Enhances Collagen Production

Many people want a CO2 laser because it can produce a specific infrared wavelength of light, as we discussed earlier. But on top of that, it has another feature.

The specific infrared wavelength of light also produces a particular heat temperature, making it possible for the laser to remove dead and old skin cells. Heat energy stimulates the body’s collagen production, which helps rejuvenate the skin.

CO2 laser light energy penetrates the skin’s surface to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. CO2 laser light energy also causes the release of cytokines, which are proteins that aid in the healing and regeneration of damaged tissue.

How Increased Collagen Production Addresses Deep Wrinkles

Skin is soft, smooth, and firm when collagen levels are high. Collagen aids in skin cell renewal and self-healing. The quality and quantity of collagen impact the skin, positively or negatively.

As people age, collagen structure changes weaken the connection between the various skin layers. This is why people get wrinkles and other signs of aging skin. So by using C02 lasers to increase collagen production, we revitalize the skin’s connection between the various skin layers, making it young and healthy again.

Other Benefits Of C02 Laser Treatment

Knowing how it functions and how it came to be the way it is, you can now be sure of its advantages. CO2 Laser therapy has several advantages, besides addressing deep wrinkles, some of which are listed below:

  • more supple skin
  • reduces the appearance of scars
  • tightens the skin
  • addressing sun-damaged skin
  • reduces hyperpigmentation

What To Expect From A C02 Laser Treatment

In terms of skin resurfacing treatments, CO2 lasers are the gold standard. Easy to do and mandates little to no downtime. Simply put, you can count on a pleasant stay.

But if you’d like to get more specific, here’s what you can expect:

How It Feels Like

Most of our patients say they only feel a slight stinging or tingling. Because we’re using a topical anesthetic, the treated area will be numb and painless.

How Long It Takes

The length of treatment depends on the number of areas that need to be addressed. Topical anesthetics take about 30 minutes to apply and take effect, so most patients will be done with their treatment in under two hours.

The Number Of Treatment Sessions Needed

Patients with more severe scars and creases may need more than one treatment, but this is rare. Your provider will confer how many treatments you’ll need in greater detail.

Skincare Products

Your provider may recommend skin care products to improve the results of your treatment. Complications from the treatment are less likely with the use of these products.


When it comes to treating wrinkles, a CO2 laser is considered to be the gold standard. If you are curious about learning more, don’t hesitate to contact our Frost Aesthetics clinic. We also provide additional services that address various issues concerning aesthetics.

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