CO2 Laser Specialist

Elation MedSpa & Laser Center

Medical Spa located in Glendale, CA

If you’ve heard about laser skin resurfacing, but aren’t sure if this is the right approach for you, Helen Rastamloo, MD, at Elation MedSpa & Laser Center in Glendale, California, can explain the ins and outs. She can give you everything you need to know to make an informed decision about carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing and similar aesthetic treatments. Don’t delay achieving the complexion of your dreams. Book online or call the office to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

CO2 Laser Q & A

What is carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing?

CO2 resurfacing is a laser treatment that uses short pulses of concentrated light beams to remove the outer layers of your skin. The process is also known as laser peel, lasabrasion, or laser vaporization.

Laser resurfacing reveals a layer of new, fresh, and healthy skin. It improves the appearance of common skin issues, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Blemishes
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged oil glands on your nose

It’s important to choose an aesthetic professional with training and experience in laser resurfacing. Dr. Helen Rastamloo has completed many of these procedures with outstanding results, and can leverage this advanced technology to help you attain your aesthetic goals.

Am I a good candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

Most men and women can achieve great results through laser skin resurfacing, but not everyone is a good candidate. CO2 resurfacing can aggravate acne so if you have active acne you should consider alternative treatments.

If you have a darker skin tone, you might find better results elsewhere, such as microneedling, radiofrequency ablation, or chemical peels. CO2 resurfacing is also not a good option for treatment areas with stretch marks.

Your initial free consultation involves a thorough skin evaluation and a discussion of your aesthetic goals and medical history. Dr. Rastamloo’s team will advise about the best for your needs, and address any questions or concerns prior to beginning any treatment.

What is recovery like after CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

Dr. Rastamloo’s team provides comprehensive aftercare instructions prior to your session. Immediately afterward, your aesthetic professional bandages your treatment area, which you’ll need to keep in place until the following day.

After CO2 resurfacing, your skin will require a period of healing. You’ll have to carefully clean your skin several times a day with products approved by Dr. Rastamloo and use a special ointment that protects your skin from scabbing as your cells adjust. It may take 10-21 days for your skin to fully recover and results to appear.

If you experience swelling or discomfort after your treatment, use ice packs or medication.

To learn more about CO2 resurfacing, book a free consultation at Elation MedSpa & Laser Center today.