CO2 Laser Treatment: Is it is a good idea to get it done?
Our skin gets exposed daily to the vagaries of the environment in its many forms. From dust to heat to sun to pollution, there are many things that our skin has to deal with on a daily basis. This can very well leave it less than perfect. Age, the gravitational pull of the earth and one’s genetic makeup work in tandem to create all those open pores, pimples, furrows, fine lines and wrinkles that are so common among most people. If you are someone who gets exposed to the harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun regularly or if you happen to be a regular smoker, your chances of having bad skin only increase.
CO2 laser treatment
Carbon dioxide is the gas that was one of the first ones to be developed in the laboratory by man. It is still one of the most effective and most used gases when used in laser therapy. CO2 laser has the ability to create a beam of infrared that is not visible to the naked eyes at all. However, when used in the right manner, it can improve the skin’s texture by a lot. ‘’Photorejuvenation’’ is one of the most highly recommended skin treatments and it not only helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but open pores, stretch marks and acne marks as well. Controlled wounds are created with the result that collagen is formed naturally on the skin. This is a process which can be highly effective in reversing the signs of photo aging on the skin. Not only does this procedure have anti-aging properties, it also will remove skin irregularities, something that most people have of some sort.
Video of Carbon Dioxide Cosmetic Laser Therapy for Acne Scars in an Indian patient (Laser by Dr. Rinky Kapoor):
How safe is CO2 laser treatment?
In an earlier time, CO2 laser treatment was considered to be somewhat unsafe for people who had pigmented skin. Indians are known for their pigmented skin and because of this, people did not go for it. But not anymore. With the recent advancements in technology available, it is now easier than ever to go for such a treatment if one is interested in improving the quality and texture of one’s skin and to stop the photo aging process on its tracks.
More and more people are concerned about how their skin ages and apart from some really good anti-aging creams available, people now have the option to go for such cosmetic procedures as well. The ease with which such treatments are done make it possible for a normal person to undergo such a treatment without any cause for worry. Whether one has too many scars, open pores or stretch marks, going for CO2 laser treatment is highly recommended for these ease of the process as well as for the high chances of success that can be expected.
If you are looking to get a laser treatment done to improve the appearance of your skin and also to arrest the process of photo aging, it is important that you spend enough time and effort in looking for the right plastic surgeon. It is essential that not only is the surgeon you choose someone who has a lot of experience in the same, but also that he has reputable credentials. In the cosmetic surgery sector, reputation is of prime importance and it is a good idea to choose someone after he has been thoroughly researched. Before going for such a procedure, it is important that you have a talk with your doctor to find out what you can expect before or after the surgery. It is only when you go in with open eyes that you can expect the best results.
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