What Is Pixel CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing? What Is it Used For?
Pixel CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing precisely removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin which is softer, smoother, and younger looking. It is ideal for the treatment of enlarged pores, skin laxity and texture, skin discoloration and brown spots, acne scars, and sun damaged skin. Patients experience skin tightening, reduced wrinkles and fine lines, softening of deeper frown lines and wrinkles, noticeably improved skin tone and textures, and stimulated collagen formation.
How Long Is Each Treatment? How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The appointment time for a Pixel CO2 treatment is around two hours. You come in to sign consents, take ” before” pictures and then sit with a topical numbing agent for about an hour. After that, the procedure itself is very quick. Depending on the area being treated, it is usually over in twenty minutes. Typically, a single treatment is all that is needed; however, some patients may decide to repeat this treatment in a year or two.
The Pixel CO2 laser treatment can also be combined with a facelift or other surgical procedure to further enhance your results.
Is Pixel CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Painful?
Most patients say they feel heat similar to a sunburn. A topical numbing agent will be used prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort.
What Can I Expect Before Treatment?
Prior to the day of your treatment, your laser nurse will discuss whether there are any products you need to start using beforehand, and if there are any medications you may have to stop taking for a brief period. On the day of your treatment you will have a topical numbing agent applied to the treatment area that will take full effect within an hour of its application. If the eyelids are being treated, numbing eye drops will be instilled, along with protective corneal shields (steel contacts).
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
During the consultation, your laser nurse will go over all of your post care instructions and what to expect after your treatment. Immediately after the procedure, your face will feel hot (similar to a sunburn); however, the topical numbing cream will take effect again and work for another hour or two. Cold compresses are applied to your skin along with a post laser balm.
Schedule Your Pixel CO2 Treatment in Raleigh, NC
If you’re ready to learn more about Pixel CO2, please contact The Museum Spa and Laser Center at (919) 785-9696 in Raleigh to schedule a consultation.