#1 Anti-Aging Breakthrough
Imagine smoother, firmer, more even toned skin with fewer wrinkles in just days, without surgery or a lengthy recovery. With Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, you can look younger by five, ten years or more!*
Benefits of CO2 Skin Resurfacing
If you are looking for best treatment that will deliver the most results in a single visit, Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is the answer. Many traditional resurfacing treatments require long periods of downtime but after this treatment, you can return home immediately with minimal discomfort. This treatment will give patients who are in their 30’s (or older) younger looking skin after just a few days of healing.
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
- Tighten loose upper eyelid and neck skin
- Improve appearance of acne scars
- Minimize dark circles under the eyes
- Reverse signs of aging
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. You will experience a sensation that is similar to that of a sunburn. This should subside in a few hours.
While there is no “downtime”, Dr. T says most patients will take 4 – 8 days of “no social time”. During this time, you will experience dead skin that will gently peel away. This is completely normal and should be expected during this natural exfoliation process. How long the effects of your treatment will last is dependent on your age, health, and commitment to your skin care. The more you take care of your skin, the longer your results will last.*
*results may vary
Frequently Asked Questions
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*