Fractional CO2 Laser & Skin Resurfacing in Virginia
(Jan/Feb Special $2000) includes Fractional CO2; Pixel Fractional &Travel Obagi
An Introduction to Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Treatments Hailed as the anti-aging breakthrough of the century, Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is the newest and most innovative wrinkle removing and skin resurfacing procedure on the market. Impressions is proud to have the staff to provide this groundbreaking procedure available to clients. Impressions is so excited to offer this service, because the results are outstanding! Traditional laser therapy skin resurfacing has high complication rates and extensive downtime. The Fractional CO2 laser procedure eliminates these pitfalls and makes the laser a more favorable option for skin rejuvenation. It is designed for patients that struggle with scars, superficial lesions, excessive wrinkles, skin tags, or keratoses. A single treatment can significantly lighten sun damage, tighten skin, and lift wrinkles. Impressions Medispa is the leader in Fractional CO2 treatments in Fairfax, Mclean, and surrounding Northern Virginia.
What is it? Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is a procedure that works to correct what nature has undone. Over time, the sun and pollution can lead to a natural breakdown of collagen in the skin. Collagen is the body’s main protein in connective tissue that keeps skin firm, plump, and wrinkle free. The unique laser used in this procedure uses tiny beams of light and heat to go deep in the tissue, and destroy old, worn out collagen. The body reacts by removing the dead and damaged tissue and replaces it with new healthy tissue, , thus increasing the body’s natural collagen production. This procedure is incredible because it is able to accomplish collagen production without damaging the top layer of the skin! This ensures maximum results and a quick recovery.
What is the procedure like? To begin the procedure, patients receive a topical numbing cream or a local anesthetic injection. Some doctors also provide the option of intravenous sedation. After the surgery, patients look like they have a medium grade sunburn, but with most patients, pain medication is not necessary. To promote healing, your doctor may provide antibiotics, moisturizers, or a mineral water spray. The skin will peel for the first week, and then start clearing up. Patients can immediately see the difference in their skin, and others will too!
What can I expect after? The Fractional CO2 procedure has benefits that can last eight to ten years. This makes it comparable with a face lift, with a much smaller cost and much lower downtime. The procedure can be completed in one or two sessions, and only a few (three or four) days of down time. The most common side effects are several days of redness and swelling, followed by peeling of the skin. Many people return to work in two days after this procedure. Some patients are not candidates for CO2 laser skin resurfacing because of their pigmentation, but only a doctor can give an accurate assessment. Visit us in Vienna today for a free consultation. You’ll be on your way to a lasting impression in no time!