Laser Procedures

CO2 Laser

The CO2 laser is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles of the periocular and facial skin. It improves the texture of the skin by stimulating collagen production and gives the skin a more youthful and rejuvenated look.  The treatment is performed under IV sedation in an operating room to minimize  any discomfort.  The laser treatment is often performed in conjunction with upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty. While this procedure may be most commonly performed to treat the effects of aging, it can be performed on patients of any age who are looking to restore their skin to a smooth, clear complexion free of blemishes and other imperfections.

As we age, our skin begins to change as a result of several different life factors. The natural collagen within Upload: January 12, 2016the skin begins to diminish and skin may sag and droop. Smoking, alcohol consumption, sun exposure, nutrition and more can also lead to the development of wrinkles and fine lines within the skin. Other skin conditions such as acne, brown spots and chicken pox can leave unattractive blemishes on the skin. Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and other skin irregularities. It offers patients many advantages over traditional resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, as it practically eliminates side effects such as discomfort, bleeding and bruising. Although laser skin resurfacing using the same basic principles of other procedures and treats aging, damaged skin by removing a layer of skin, it does so through a noninvasive procedure that uses laser energy to remove as much skin as needed. This allows for a much deeper removal through more precise and less invasive techniques. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat:

  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Crow's feet
  • Brown spots
  • Blotchiness
  • Precancerous growths
  • Acne
  • Chicken pox scars
  • Superficial facial scars


If you are interested in learning more about any of our laser procedures, call 513-569-FACE (3223) today to schedule an appointment.