CO₂ Skin Resurfacing

At Cumberland Skin, we offer CO₂ Skin Resurfacing, a carbon dioxide laser used to improve the appearance of the skin. It works by removing damaged outer layers of skin to reveal smoother, more youthful-looking skin underneath.The treatment is customizable to target specific areas of concern and can be performed on the face, neck, chest, or hands. CO₂RE® features a variety of different treatment modes.

We have the power to treat a wide range of cosmetic skin problems, including CO₂RE Light for sun spots and age spots, CO₂RE Mid for skin tone and texture, CO₂RE Deep for facial lines and wrinkles, CO₂RE Fusion to treat multiple layers at the same time.

Benefits of CO₂ Skin Resurfacing

  • Improved Skin Texture: Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
  • Even Skin Tone: Targets areas of hyperpigmentation, such as sun spots or age spots.
  • Stimulates Collagen Production: Stimulates the production of collagen.
  • Tightens the Skin: Can help tighten loose or sagging skin, particularly in areas like the face, neck, and décolletage.
  • Minimally Invasive: Performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Long-lasting Results: Results can last for several years.

Common Side Effects of CO₂ Skin Resurfacing

  • Redness and Swelling: Typically resolve within a few days to a week.
  • Itching or Stinging: Some discomfort may occur during the healing process.
  • Skin Sensitivity: The treated skin may be sensitive to touch, sun exposure, or skincare products.
  • Crusting or Peeling: The skin may crust or peel as it heals.
  • Changes in Skin Color: Temporary changes in skin pigmentation, such as darkening or lightening.

What to Expect at Your CO₂ Skin Resurfacing Appointment

Your CO₂ skin resurfacing journey will start with a consultation where your dermatology provider will evaluate your skin and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if CO₂ resurfacing is the right treatment for you. Prior to treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and a numbing cream or local anesthetic may be applied to ensure your comfort. During the treatment, the CO₂ laser will be carefully applied to your skin, targeting the areas of concern. You may feel some heat or tingling sensations, but the procedure is generally well-tolerated.

CO₂ Skin Resurfacing Maintenance Recommendations

After CO₂ Skin Resurfacing, your skin will be red and may feel warm, similar to a sunburn. Your dermatology professional will provide you with post-care instructions, that include applying soothing creams and avoiding sun exposure. Over the following days to weeks, your skin will heal, and you may experience some redness, swelling, and peeling, which are normal parts of the healing process. Your dermatology provider may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your skin's progress and determine if additional treatments are needed. It is important to follow all of these post-treatment instructions to achieve the desired result. 

CO₂ Skin Resurfacing Maintenance Schedule

While this may vary depending on your skin and cosmetic goals, most patients receive a series of treatments spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart after the inital treatment. After this inital series, maintenance treatments may be recommended every 6 to 12 months to maintain the results. However, the exact schedule will depend on factors such as the condition of your skin, your age, and your skincare goals. Your dermatology provider will talk to you about an individualized treatment plan.

CO₂ Skin Resurfacing

The treatment is ideal for lighter skin types. If you are interested in CO₂RE, schedule a consultation with a Cumberland Skin provider and we will go over your complete medical history, evaluate your skin, and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if you are an ideal candidate.

Patients often notice a difference after only one treatment. You can expect your skin’s appearance to gradually improve in the first few days following your treatment, and dark spots and uneven textures will begin to look better immediately.

After your initial treatment, most patients benefit from a series of treatments spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. After completing the initial series, maintenance treatments may be recommended every 6 to 12 months to maintain the results. At your consultation, your dermatology provider will discuss a customized treatment plan with you/

There is typically some downtime associated with CO₂ skin resurfacing, during which the skin may appear red, swollen, and peel. The downtime can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment.

CO₂ skin resurfacing results can be long-lasting, but they are not permanent. Factors such as sun exposure, skincare routine, and aging can affect how long the results last. Maintenance treatments may be recommended to maintain the results over time.

How Cumberland Skin Can Help

If you are experiencing sun-damaged skin, age spots, fine lines, rough texture, discoloration, or other skin imperfections, there’s a good chance that CO₂RE® can deliver impressive results for you. Schedule a consultation with your trusted Cumberland Skin provider today to discover what CO₂RE® can do for your skin.