Imagine smoother, firmer, more even toned skin with fewer wrinkles in just days, without surgery or lengthy recovery. With Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, you can look younger by five, ten years or more!*
What Can CO2 Skin Resurfacing Do?
Dr. Thomas Theocharides was one of the first cosmetic doctors in central New Jersey to use CO2 lasers for skin rejuvenating procedure. The CO2 laser can quickly and effectively:
- Stimulate collagen to smooth away wrinkles and tighten skin
- Minimize brown spots, age spots and sun damage
- Reduce the appearance of scars including acne scars
How Does the CO2 Laser Work?
The CO2 laser is gold standard in laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Theocharides uses fractional technology which targets specific problem areas, leaving the surrounding skin untreated for accelerated healing. A single treatment delivers noticeable results that can last for several years.*
Dr. Theocharides will use a special handpiece to deliver the laser energy to the skin. The pulsed laser energy creates microscopic channels in the skin to stimulate a healing response and achieve the desired results.
Treatment with the CO2 laser usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes. No anesthesia is needed, though Dr. Theocharides may apply a numbing cream to the treatment area prior to using the laser. Once your treatment is complete, you can leave our office immediately with minimal pain and swelling. While there is no “downtime”, Dr. T says most patients will take 4 – 8 days of “no social time”.*
*results may vary
Frequently Asked Questions About CO2 Laser
How much does CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing cost?
Typically laser skin resurfacing costs between $1,500 and $4,000. Several factors are considered when determining the price including the condition of your skin, size/location of area to be treated and treatment goals.
How many sessions will I need with the CO2 laser?
Fractional CO2 laser skin rejuvenation delivers noticeable results with just a single treatment. In some cases, Dr. Theocharides may recommend additional sessions for optimal results.
Is CO2 laser skin resurfacing painful?
Everyone’s threshold for pain varies, but the CO2 laser skin resurfacing is generally considred “painless” or moderately uncomfortable. Patients often describe the sensation of the laser as feeling like a series of rubber band snaps. If you are concerned about pain, discuss this with Dr. T at your consultation.
How soon will I see results?
Many patients notice an immediate improvement in the tone, texture and firmness of their skin. The full effect of treatment usually takes about 2 to 3 months.*
How long do the results last?
The CO2 laser doesn’t stop aging, but it can slow or even reverse its effects. With the right skin care routine including our DCL Skin Care products, you can maintain the results of laser skin rejuvenation for several years.
“Recently, Dr.T Performed the laser procedure on my entire face. As a result of this, I was pleased with the results. You can see from the photos, pictures do not lie, there was a marked reduction of wrinkles, notably to the cheek area. The texture of my facial skin is much more even and smoother. Dr. T and his staff, were professional, friendly and knowledgeable to all my questions and concerns. I would encourage you to seek out Dr. T’s skillful techniques for cosmetic treatments and procedures.” – C.B*