eCO2 Laser
Skin Resurfacing

The eCO2 laser is the most advanced fractional C02 skin resurfacing laser. It provides a faster, full spectrum treatment that penetrates deeper into the skin allowing for better results and a more youthful, glowing appearance. The penetration of the laser into the dermis immediately promotes the production of collagen which rejuvenates the dermis layer and reduces and remove scars, smoothes skin texture, and provides lasting skin tightening results. Years of sun damage and aging can be drastically reduced in just one treatment. It’s a great tool in reducing the appearance of :

  • Lines and deep wrinkles on the face
  • Scars
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sun damage
  • Blotches and enlarged pores
  • Also helps with improved skin tone around eyelids, jowls and neck

Procedure

The eCO2 laser allows tiny beams of light energy to pass through the skin. These beams make tiny micro incisions into the skin and heat regenerates collagen production to the underlying layer. The treatment can take between 15 to 60 minutes to complete. During the treatment, the doctor will choose the level of concentration, depth of ablation, and how many passes he may take over the skin. The wand of the laser has different tips allowing the doctor to reach from small to larger surface areas, providing a greater range of coverage to achieve the individual’s desired results.

Recovery

You will be able to go home the same day as your procedure. The recovery time depends on the intensity of the treatment that can last anywhere between one day and two weeks. Redness and swelling are more common with intermediate and deep laser treatments. Pink discoloration is normal and is temporary, and can be camouflaged with makeup. Light superficial laser treatments require minimal to no downtime and is beneficial for patients with fine lines and discoloration of the skin.

Sun protection after the treatment during your recovery time is required to protect and prevent side effects. You should avoid sunlight during your recovery time and use sunblocks with a minimum SPF of 50.

Results

Results can be seen shortly after the procedure but one reason why the procedure is so effective is that it stimulates production of collagen deep inside the tissue. Due to this, the final results will be seen in 6 to 12 months as the new collagen is generated. You will see healthier, rejuvenated skin with reduced lines, wrinkles, scars and size of pores.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any risks involved?

There is a 10-14 day downtime where you will want to avoid sunlight and limit activity. The skin will become red and swollen with possible bleeding in spots. Some risks involved with the eCO2 laser are acne, infection, scarring or changes in skin color.

Can I go home the same day as my eCO2 laser skin resurfacing?
Yes, you will be sent home with instructions on how to care for your skin and return to see the doctor in 7-10 days.
What anesthesia is used during skin resurfacing with an Eco2 laser?
Sedation can vary depending on the level of intensity. A lower level or light laser can be done with a numbing cream and local sedation. However, a high or deeper level treatment will require a light IV sedation.
Are there restrictions after the procedure?
There is a 10-14 day healing period where you will want to avoid sunlight and limit your physical activities. Make-up cannot be worn for 5- 7 days following the procedure. Also, an ointment and ice will need to be applied periodically.
Can eCO2 be used in conjunction with other surgery?
eC02 laser can often be used in conjunction with other facial surgeries such as facelifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), endoscopic browlift and fat transfers. In fact, many patients will benefit from a combination of aesthetic options.

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The Adler Process

Plastic surgery can be a big life decision. Our team can help answer questions and aid in every step of the way. Here is an overview of our 4 step process.

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Consultation
Meet with
Dr. Adler
Preparation
and Surgery Day
Enjoy the
New You
 

Step 1 - Schedule Consultation

When you schedule a consultation, our administrator will review the cost of the procedure with you, explain what to expect, recovery time and answer any questions you have so you fully understand the procedure. We also schedule your Meet with Dr. Adler.

Step 2 - Meet with Dr. Adler

Prior to surgery, you will meet with Dr. Adler in person for an initial examination and in depth consultation where your case is discussed and any questions you have are answered.

Step 3 - Preparation and Surgery Day

A pre and post op package is prepared for you that is catered to your surgery that will have instructions for surgery prep . You will need to follow the instructions in the package prior to surgery day. On surgery day, you are greeted by a nurse and escorted to our on site surgical suite where you are made comfortable and a pre-op interview is conducted before surgery begins.

Step 4 - Enjoy the New You

The post operative phase is the healing period where you will follow instructions according to your post op surgery package.  You will receive attentive after-care by our staff during the healing process and afterwards you can enjoy the new you!

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