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Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment

The Gold Standard in Laser Skin Resurfacing.

The cortex provides outstanding treatment results for wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, and skin texture irregularities.

Understanding your skin:

The epidermis, the most outer layer of the body, is responsible for the look and health of the skin. It protects the body by continually working to renew itself by shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with new healthy cells. This renewal process slows down as we age. The skin can become discolored causing an undesirable appearance while the texture of the skin can become dry and rough.

The dermis, the inner layer of the skin, is comprised of dense connective tissue containing collagen and elastin fibers that form a support structure for the skin’s shape, strength, and flexibility. Over time, degenerative alteration in the dermal layer can significantly reduce the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin causing the skin to become loose and thinner.

How the Cortex Laser technology works:

The Cortex Laser will direct a grid pattern of tiny pulses of light at the skin. Each pulse delivers a column of energy that can reach the skins dermal layer. This stimulates a natural renewal process of the body’s own collagen. Also, because the laser beam has been fractionized, small areas of untreated skin will be left between the treated spots. By strategically performing the procedure in this manner, the healing process is accelerated.

How long will my treatment take?

A typical treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes.

What does the laser treatment feel like?

Treatment sensations vary from person to person. As tiny pulses of energy are delivered into the skin, most patients experience a warm sharp feeling and an immediate tightening of the skin. Anesthetic ointments and cooling devices may be used to reduce any discomfort during and after the procedure.

What are the post treatment results?

Day 1: Immediately after the treatment the skin will be pink and have a sensation similar to a mild sunburn.

Days 2-3: The skin will be pink or red.

Days 3-6: The skin will begin to exfoliate as new skin cells replace the dry, dead ones.

Days 7-10: Most signs of the procedure will have vanished, leaving your newly-revealed skin looking and feeling tighter, younger, and naturally healthy.

How do I take care of my skin after the treatment?

Depending on the desired outcome, post-treatment care will vary from patient to patient. Most patients that have a full facial skin treatment must avoid direct sun for a few days while applying a topical ointment as directed by our physician.

Complimentary makeup application offered at the end of every service.

Schedule your complimentary consultation today at 603.685.0046

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