At ZONA we use the Rohrer Phoenix CO2 Laser to treat uneven pigmentation, reduce fine lines and coarse wrinkles, help skin texture, and improve acne scarring. The Phoenix CO2 laser scanner divides the CO2 laser beam into tiny shafts of light. These shafts of light penetrate through the epidermis and introduce heat into the sub-dermal layers of the skin. This heat causes skin cells to reproduce more rapidly to heal the injury, thus stimulating collagen.
Resurfacing treatments do come with some downtime but because of how aggressive they are, CO2 can yield more dramatic results. Our Laser Technicians are skilled on all areas of the body and experienced with concerns such as;
CO2 lasers appointments are usually about 1 hour, depending on the area being treated. Topical numbing cream is applied to help with any discomfort. You can expect your skin to be red, textured, and even a little swollen. After the treatment expect something similar to a sunburn feeling with a red/brownish tint to the skin as the day goes on. These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process and should improve within a few days.
Downtime is what we call when your skin is still compromised and red/pink. During this time we recommend avoiding makeup, sun exposure, exercise and any excessive heat. Redness can last up to 7-10 days followed by some sloughing and peeling. Total healing time is usually 10-14 days, but you should be prepared for the full 14 days. We will send you home with a gentle cleanser and post procedure balm to protect your skin through its healing process.
This amazing post-procedure mask immediately reduces the sensation of heat caused by the CO2 Resurfacing treatment and creates a protective barrier to replenish hydration.