Giving You Younger Looking Skin
Many patients who suffer from sun damage, wrinkles, and textural concerns, are now opting to use CO2RE Fractionated treatment. It provides patients with amazing results in as little as one treatment. The team at Imagine Plastic Surgery provide patients with optimal care and helps them to imagine the difference for their skin. Dr. Hardesty is a board-certified surgeon who has decades of experience helping patients realize their skin rejuvenation dreams.
CO2RE is a fractional therapy CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. Fractional therapy is referring to the pixilated distribution of laser light. Fractionated treatment allows for smaller thermal injuries as opposed to fully ablative resurfacing thus allowing for shorter downtime and fewer complications. As opposed to older traditional CO2 lasers, CO2RE is versatile, giving physicians the ability to treat the patients both superficially and deep skin layers simultaneously while maintaining precise control. Dr. Hardesty wants to provide his patients with optimal care and the best results, which is why he uses the CO2RE treatment system.
The CO2RE Fractionated treatment is a safe, effective skin rejuvenation option created by the Syneron Candela company. This company is a world leader in cosmetic technologies, which is why Dr. Hardesty uses their products so that he can give his patients the best treatment with amazing results. The treatment itself quick and can be done on almost anyone.
Depending on the desired results and recommendations of Dr. Hardesty, patients typically receive a topical anesthetic. Dr. Hardesty will cleanse the area with antibacterial soap and water, then treatment with the fractionated CO2RE device begins. Patients will hear a quick scan of the epidermal layer with each laser pulse. There will be a fractionated laser beams occurring at a variety of intensities, packing and depths depending on the desired results you discussed with Dr. Hardesty during the consultation.
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Prime candidates for CO2RE Fractionated Skin Rejuvenation Treatments are those of light to moderate skin color or tone who have experienced skin damage from exposure to the sun, have age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture, acne scars or other imperfections. Generally, patients will see the difference they want after only one treatment. Within days of treatment, patients will notice that their skin gradually appears softer, smoother, and tighter. To know if this treatment will benefit you, Dr. Hardesty will review your medical history, perform a thorough examination of your skin and listen to your concerns.
Before undergoing the treatment, Dr. Hardesty will provide instructions for pre-treatment as well as post-treatment care. Patients will feel as if they had a moderate to aggressive sunburn. Immediately post-treatment a cooling gel will be applied to their skin along with a cold compress. Patients will be encouraged to hydrate and use SFP 30+ to protect from the sun. Patients will have, at least, 2-5 days of downtime before applying makeup. The CO2RE Fractionated Skin Rejuvenation treatment can provide excellent skin resurfacing results and shorter recovery time that will leave you feeling confident about your skin appearance.
CO2RE is the right procedure for you to achieve light, moderate and even deep wrinkle reduction as well as skin resurfacing and scar reduction in a single treatment session. Although CO2RE Fractionated therapy can provide amazing results it does not replace surgical procedures.
The length at which the results last is highly dependent on age, genetics, diet, and lifestyle. The CO2RE treatments have been known to show the same durability as surgical procedures. Often when the CO2RE is in the sublative mode it is optimal that series of treatments are made during a year period. Speak with Dr. Hardesty on the best practices to make sure your results last.
This treatment has been proven safe through many clinical trials and patient testimonials. Those with darker skin color or skin tones are not considered good candidates because of the possibility of lightening of the skin and variable healing. To ensure that this is a good option for you, speak with Dr. Hardesty about your complete medical history.
If you have skin concerns that make you feel self-conscious then come to our Riverside Office for the best skin rejuvenation techniques. Dr. Hardesty and his team want to help make you feel your most beautiful by giving you younger, healthier, and radiant skin. Call the office today or fill out an online form to make an appointment.