Introduction to CO₂ Laser Resurfacing

If you are looking for an effective method for treating scars, wrinkles, or other skin imperfections, CO₂ Laser Resurfacing in Boston can provide dramatic results. At the practice of Vickram Tandon, MD, we provide skin resurfacing for patients looking for clearer and healthier-looking skin. Please keep reading below to learn more about this non-surgical laser treatment great for treating a variety of skin conditions and skin types.

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What is CO₂ Laser Resurfacing?

CO₂ Laser Resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a fractional laser to treat certain skin conditions and help you achieve healthier and younger-looking skin with minimal post-treatment downtime. Fractional means that only a segment of your skin surface is exposed to the laser beam, leaving the surrounding untreated skin unphased, promoting natural healing and a shorter recovery time. The fractional laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy to the top and mid-layers of the skin with minimal discomfort.

Laser skin resurfacing can address a wide range of flaws and imperfections, including:

  • Age spots
  • Dull-looking skin
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Sagging
  • Scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles

A single treatment can show significant improvement in skin texture and color while softening wrinkles, and the laser beam’s beneficial effects will expand under your skin’s surface, stimulating new collagen production across the entire area.

What are the Benefits of CO₂ Laser Resurfacing?

Our Boston CO₂ Laser Resurfacing patients have experienced some wonderful benefits from their treatment, including:

  • Can help treat precancerous skin lesions
  • Improves skin texture and evens skin tone
  • Minimal downtime
  • Minimizes sun damage, acne scars, and fine lines
  • Stimulates collagen for firmer, more youthful skin

Who are the best Candidates?

The best candidates for CO₂ Laser Resurfacing in Boston, MA are in good overall health, have no active skin infections or diseases that could interfere with their healing process, and have realistic expectations for their treatment results. This procedure is great for individuals who have concerns about the appearance of the skin, such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rough skin texture
  • Wrinkles

While patients with darker skin pigment can see improvement in their skin from CO₂ Laser Resurfacing, patients with lighter skin tones tend to see more dynamic results.

What’s the first step?

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If you have certain skin issues that you would like to fix, your first step in getting CO₂ Laser Resurfacing in Boston is to contact the office of Vickram Tandon, MD. and schedule an initial consultation. During your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Tandon and ask any questions you may have about the treatment, express your aesthetic goals, and receive a personal examination of your skin. Dr. Tandon will ask you some questions about your medical history and lifestyle, so to avoid any unnecessary risks or side effects, please be completely open and honest with him.

After Dr. Tandon has the information he needs and the two of you have discussed all aspects of the procedure, he will write up your custom treatment plan, and our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your first session, as well as provide you with some instructions on how to make your treatment as effective as possible.

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What to expect on the day of CO₂ Laser Resurfacing procedure

On the day of your CO₂ Laser Resurfacing treatment, it will be performed right here in our office. After making yourself comfortable in one of our reclining chairs, we will wash and dry the treated area thoroughly, and topical anesthesia can be applied to your face to make your experience more comfortable, although many of our patients do not require it. If you have a larger area being treated, we can offer sedation to ensure you experience no pain throughout your experience. You will also be provided with some protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser.

During treatment, Dr. Tandon will use the handheld fractional laser to precisely target the skin imperfections discussed during your consultation, and your tissue will absorb specific wavelengths of the laser’s light to remove damaged tissue and stimulate new, healthy tissue underneath. There will be a warm sensation on your skin, but this is to be expected.

CO₂ Laser Resurfacing can also stimulate collagen production in your body, which will continue producing healthy skin even after the treatment.

Depending on the size of the area being treated, treatment can take between 30 minutes and two hours.

CO₂ Laser Resurfacing recovery

Since CO₂ Laser Resurfacing is an outpatient treatment, you will be able to leave almost immediately after Dr. Tandon is finished. You will be provided with post-treatment instructions on how to take care of your new skin and what to expect from your recovery process.

During the first few days, you might experience an itching or stinging sensation, along with some swelling, but this should subside between 12 and 72 hours. You can also initially expect some redness and skin sensitivity. Most patients will see their healed skin within one or two weeks. Please keep in mind that more dramatic results will require more in-depth treatments, making it a longer recovery.

You must avoid any direct sun exposure following your treatment, and if you are in the sun, please consistently use broad-spectrum sunscreen. Excessive sun exposure can affect your results. You will need to avoid wearing any makeup on the treated area, as well as avoid any hot tubs, steam rooms, or saunas until your skin has fully healed. After a few weeks, you can use oil-free makeup to minimize redness, which may take two or three months to fully disappear.

Your skin will begin to peel a little about a week after your treatment, but DO NOT pick at it!

How much does CO₂ Laser Resurfacing cost in Boston, MA?

The cost of a CO₂ Laser Resurfacing in Boston will vary on numerous factors, such as the areas being treated and the number of sessions you will need to meet your aesthetic goals. To get an accurate estimate of the total cost, you will need to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Tandon. Once he creates your treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator can use this information to provide you with a complete breakdown of the total cost of your treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Dr. Vickram Tandon is committed to providing exceptional care and natural-looking results for his patients. His compassionate and patient-centered approach allows him to genuinely understand each patient’s unique concerns and aesthetic goals. By collaborating closely with his patients, Dr. Tandon creates personalized treatment plans that achieve the desired rejuvenation. Dr. Vickram Tandon earned his medical degree from Brown University and then further honed his skills through a prestigious fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at Harvard Plastic Surgery. Patients can trust Dr. Tandon’s dedication to excellence thanks to his artistic eye and surgical expertise.

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With CO₂ Laser Resurfacing in Boston, you can achieve more radiant and smoother skin in just a few quick sessions. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Tandon, please call our office today or use our website to fill out an application form and one of our helpful team members will be in contact with you.

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