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Laser Resurfacing Treatments | Illinois Dermatology Institute

There are two methods of CO2 Laser Resurfacing: Traditional (100% of the treated surface) and Fractional (dots affecting 20% of the treated surface).

Traditional Laser Resurfacing

Traditional (Ablative) Laser Resurfacing is performed with a CO2 Laser equipped with an ultra pulse device that emits a succession of extremely short and focused pulses whose trajectory is determined by a computer pattern generator. In this way, very thin layers of skin can be removed one at a time.

With multiple passes, relatively deep wrinkles and scars can be eliminated. This requires skill on the part of the surgeon.

We’ve done ablative CO2 Laser Resurfacing with a computer pattern generator on many patients to treat acne scars and wrinkles. We use the Luxar CO2 Laser.

We perform this procedure under local, tumescent anesthesia without sedation. Following the treatment, the patient must adhere to a strict schedule of wound care and sun avoidance for 7 to 9 days.

Punch excision and Punch elevation of deep scars can be used to enhance the results of facial laser resurfacing greatly. We have used this technique with gratifying results.

Laser Resurfacing Treatments before and after

Recently we have used Botox in combination with Laser resurfacing in certain areas. This way, the healing occurs on more relaxed skin, and the results are better.

Results can be further refined and improved by subcision with and without Sculptra injection for the deepest scars.

 


Length of Treatment: 1 – 3, 1 hour treatments
Price: $2000-$3000
Covered By Insurance: No
Pain Factor: Severe (requires local anesthesia)

Prices on website subject to change and may not reflect actual prices after consultation.

 

To discuss your laser resurfacing treatment or other cosmetic dermatology service with a Board Certified Dermatologist, please make an online appointment or call today.

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