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C02 Laser Resurfacing Kansas City

At his Kansas City office, Dr. Matt Hlavacek uses a fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. This laser can help treat visible signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance. CO2 laser resurfacing is a highly sophisticated technology that counteracts visible signs of aging. Using individual columns of light, CO2 laser resurfacing can rejuvenate surface irregularities without damaging the surrounding tissue.

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Who can benefit from CO2 laser resurfacing?

CO2 laser is an ideal treatment for adults of all ages. You may want to consider CO2 laser resurfacing if you are bothered by:

  • Acne scars
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Uneven skin pigmentation

A variety of skin tones and types can benefit from laser skin resurfacing. After completing CO2 laser resurfacing, your skin will regrow smoother and firmer.

Ideal candidates will possess good overall health and realistic expectations. The best way to determine if CO2 laser resurfacing is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic doctor.

What to expect during your CO2 laser resurfacing

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure that can take from 30 minutes to two hours to complete, based on the extent of your procedure. Laser resurfacing can be painful, so the treatment area will be numbed with local anesthetics. Oral or intravenous sedation can be administered to ensure your comfort during treatment.

Using a handheld device, your cosmetic doctor will deliver pulses of laser energy to the treatment area. As the laser passes over the treatment area, it penetrates through the outer layers of skin. Damaged skin cells are destroyed and healthy cell growth is stimulated.


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After your treatment

A sterile surgical dressing will be applied to your skin after treatment to minimize the risk of infection. This should remain in place for at least 24 hours. Your doctor will also provide you with topical treatments to enhance healing. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home.

Most patients required 4-7 days of recovery time. Normal activities can be resumed in about a week. Your skin will appear very red or sunburned for the first few days and then appear slightly pink for several weeks, even months, after treatment. This redness generally lasts longer for fair-skinned patients. The final results will not be apparent for 3-5 months, but will last for many years.

Understanding the risks of CO2 laser resurfacing

During your consultation, Dr. Hlavacek will discuss all possible complications and steps you can take to prevent them. Some possible complications associated with CO2 laser resurfacing include swelling, extended redness, skin irritation, abnormal healing and scarring.

If you’re ready to take the next step

For more information on CO2 laser resurfacing in Kansas City, contact our office to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss important procedural details and payment options. You will also have the opportunity to view our archive of patient photos.