CO2RE Ablative is a traditional resurfacing treatment where 100% of the epidermal layer of skin is removed.
For those who want a complete skin rejuvenation procedure in one session that will give the optimal results. The CO2RE ablative treatment allows for a complete removal of the layer of photo damaged skin and a new-collagensis as the skin re-epithelializes will occur.
Darker Skin patients present a high risk of adverse events and therefore a CO2RE treatment is not recommended. Sublative is a nice alternative for these darker skin patients.
Depending on the desired results and recommendations of your provider/physician; patients typically receive topical anesthetic/local or regional blocks, cleanse the area with antibacterial soap and water and then treatment with the fractionated CO2RE device begins. Patients will hear a quick scan of the epidermal layer with each laser pulse and there will be a fractionated ablation occurring at a variety of intensities and depths depending on the desired results you and your physician have discussed in the pre-treatment consult.
Patients will feel as if they an aggressive sun burn to which they will have immediately post treatment a cooling gel applied to their skin along with a cold compress. Patients will be encouraged to hydrate and use SFP 30+ and avoid going to the beach. Patients will have, at least, 12-14 days of downtime.
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