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CO2 Laser Treatment overview

What is CO2 Laser Treatment?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are a popular way to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin concerns. The lasers work by resurfacing the skin and stimulates the creation of collagen, which makes the skin smoother and more elastic. This minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a more even tone and a more youthful look. 

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Types of CO2 Laser Resurfacing

There are two types of laser resurfacing available. Both are very precise, and the right option for you will depend on your individual skin tone. 

Fractional Laser

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A fractional laser uses very small microbeams of light. This targets small sections of skin, without putting undue stress on the surrounding areas. They are best for patients who have sensitive skin conditions, such as melasma or extensive acne scarring. 

Ablative Laser

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Ablative lasers are much more intense than fractional lasers. They use a powerful beam of light to vaporize the top layer of skin and stimulate the skin underneath. Ablative lasers produce more dramatic results than fractional lasers, but they also may be too abrasive for those with sensitive skin types. 

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Am I a Good Candidate for CO2 Laser Treatments?

Good candidates for these resurfacing treatments should be adults in generally good health. Patients should have skin care concerns they would like to address, such as signs of aging or acne scarring. CO2 lasers are not safe for patients with skin cancer or other serious underlying skin conditions. Additionally, the laser may not be suitable for those with very dark skin tones.

Patients should also have reasonable expectations for the procedure. While these laser treatments will improve your overall skin tone, they will not completely change your appearance. 

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Benefits of CO2 Laser Treatments

CO2 laser treatments are an effective way to achieve smoother, more even skin. Here are some of the benefits of this cosmetic procedure. 

Even Skin Tone

CO2 laser skin resurfacing minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and age spots. This results in a more consistent, even skin tone. 

More Youthful Look

Lasers stimulate collagen production, which improves skin elasticity. This extra collagen makes the skin look "tighter", so wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin are less noticeable. 

Short Downtime

CO2 laser treatments usually take less than two hours to complete. While it takes two to four weeks to see results, you'll be able to return to your normal routine after just a few days. 

Improved Confidence

Many patients find that laser treatments help them feel happier with the look and feel of their skin, which boosts their overall confidence level. 

Expectations on the Day of Your CO2 Laser Procedure

Prior to your treatment, you will have a consultation with our team to make sure that laser resurfacing is right for you. We will also provide detailed preparation instructions - you will need to avoid tanning or spending extensive amounts of time in the sun in the weeks leading up to treatment. You may also need to avoid certain medications, such as antivirals or certain antibiotics. 

On the day of your surgery, we will start by cleansing your skin. Laser treatment is somewhat painful, so you will receive a local anesthetic and a sedative to make the treatment more comfortable. You will also need to wear protective goggles to protect your eyes from the light. We will carefully move the laser wand across the skin to treat the target areas. 

After the procedure, we will apply a topical antibiotic and a dressing to protect your skin and help it heal. Once the sedative has worn off, you will be able to drive yourself home from the procedure. 

Recovery from CO2 Laser Resurfacing 

After the procedure it will feel like you have a very severe sunburn, and your skin will be red, swollen, and itchy. The treated area will start to peel after a few days and may even ooze. Avoid picking at your skin, even as it starts to peel. 

We will prescribe a dedicated skincare regimen that you will need to follow during your initial recovery period.

You will start to see results after about two to three weeks. Continue to minimize sun exposure while you're outdoors with protective clothing and sunscreen. 

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Average Cost for CO2 Laser Resurfacing in Las Vegas, NV

The cost of CO2 laser resurfacing in Las Vegas will vary from patient to patient. Our team will provide a quote at your initial consultation to help you plan ahead financially. The exact cost will depend on the specific areas you want to treat, the type of laser you're using, the amount of anesthesia you need, and the length of your procedure. 

We offer affordable financing options

We understand a procedure such as rhinoplasty is a significant investment. We are proud to offer affordable financing options so you can find a long--term payment plan that makes sense for you, and get the results you desire sooner—without breaking the bank.

Cash and credit card payment via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (702) 242-6488

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I had amazing results

I have great praise for Dr. Troell, Amy, and all the staff. I interviewed several doctors in the Summerlin area and selected Dr Troell based on his expertise as well as the wonderful service I received from my very first visit. I would highly recommend Dr Troell to anyone seeking high quality results with exceptional service.

Wonderful experience

He always made me feel beautiful and was patient with me through my questions and concerns pertaining to certain procedures. Meeting with Dr. Troell, it's more than just an appointment, it's an experience. I love that when I tell people my age they look at me in disbelief. I have to say that I found MY fountain of youth.. Dr. Robert Troell.

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I have been to see Dr. Troell for several years now, and had numerous different treatments and procedures from him. He is always professional and his staff is always very friendly. I have never been unhappy with my results and I will continue to go back for treatments.

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Why Choose Dr. Troell for CO2 Laser Resurfacing

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Robert J. Troell is Las Vegas's trusted provider of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Troell demonstrates exceptional commitment to his patients with five board certifications and a personalized approach. Our entire team takes the time to get to know each patient and understand your unique concerns. All procedures take place in our state-of-the-art facility for your comfort and convenience. 

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Your skin will scab and peel for the first two weeks after the procedure. If you work from home, you may be able to return to your job after the first few days. If you work in person, you will need to take at least a week off to let your skin heal. 

The risks of CO2 laser treatments are minimal, particularly with a fractional laser. However, there is a slight risk of infection as well as long-term redness and hyperpigmentation. Being diligent with your skincare routine will help you avoid these risks. 

 Most patients will only need one treatment to see results. We may recommend a second treatment for very deep wrinkles or acne scarring, but it is usually not necessary. 

Most patients opt for full-face treatments with the CO2 laser. Some patients also opt to treat the neck. 

Insurance Coverage for CO2 Laser Resurfacing 

Since CO2 laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by health insurance. Patients will need to pay for this procedure out-of-pocket. However, there are financing options available to make the cost more manageable. 

As low as $220 / month*

*Based on someone with excellent credit and a loan term of 36 months. Actual monthly payments will vary per individual depending on credit score, loan term and other factors.

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If you're looking to treat wrinkles, acne scars, or other skin conditions, CO2 laser resurfacing may be right for you. Reach out to our team today to learn more about the procedure and schedule your consultation.