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CO2 Laser

Overview: A carbon dioxide laser delivers accurate removal of skin layers and is the gold standard for resurfacing and skin tightening. This is the only device on the market that can deliver results of a face lift when you do not want to undergo surgery. This laser is also the ultimate device to treat acne scars.

Expected results: Removal of fine, intermediate and deep lines, maximum skin tightening, evening out of pigmentation, removal of brown spots (sun spots), correction of acne and other scars

Preparation: Vigorous regimen of daily sunscreens and night time retinoids for several months, no alcohol and aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure, vitamin C 1000 mg daily starting 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Topical anesthetics will be applied in the office one hour prior to the procedure, facial nerve blocks are performed as needed for added pain control.

Post treatment instructions: Rigorous sun avoidance/protection for 3 months, refrain from alcohol consumption for 2 weeks after the treatment, avoid aspirin for 10 days, continue vitamin C 1000 mg daily for 3 months. Skin care in the immediate postoperative period includes the use of a very gentle non-soap cleanser, petrolatum or bio-occlusive dressing until skin renewal sets in (3-6 days), oral medications to prevent herpes reactivation and bacterial super infection. The hours following the treatment, ice should be applied for fifteen minutes every hour. That night, avoid sleeping face down to avoid swelling. Topical retinoids can be resumed when scabbing subsides (1-2 weeks after treatment).

Time to desired results: Up to 2 weeks for skin renewal, up to 6 months for skin tightening (maximum collagen production).

Duration of desired effects: Lines may recur within 10 years. This treatment can be paired with Botox injections in order to extend results. Acne scar removal is permanent. Note: Deep, pitted scars may require surgical intervention (punch grafts) prior to the procedure or fillers afterwards. One treatment is usually sufficient to achieve these results.

Contraindications: History of phenol peel, isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months, coumadin or other blood thinners, recent tan. This treatment is highly efficient in fair skin types and is usually restricted to the face.

Downtime: 7-14 days for skin renewal, gradually diminishing pinkishness for about 3-4 months

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PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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I found this to be a very pleasant and professional appointment -- better than most .... I would absolutely recommend to others and will utilize the many services available at this office.

#12010-12-15 11:51:05

Having Alana accompany me from start to finish of the appt. It was comforting.

#22011-04-28 17:24:05

The doctor explained things thoroughly to me. She was able to treat a couple of skin growths on site today. I was given a couple of sample products as well as a coupon toward the purchase of one of the prescribed products that I am to use.

#32011-05-18 16:40:00

The doctor was very thorough and pleasant. Having Melissa take notes was an excellent strategy for covering so much information in a short amount of time.

#42017-02-23

The decor was really nice. It is a very warm and welcoming office. Not intimidating or over the top either. Nice in-between.

#52010-11-29 13:43:41

I really liked all aspects of my visist. I feel as though I have finally found a dermatologist. She and her staff were willingly to listen and give me their professional opinion and hopefully find a treament that will work longterm.

#62017-01-20

everyone was superb

#72017-08-13

everybody very pleasant - and the backgroud music was such a relief from the musical noise one usually hears in waiting rooms

#82016-11-18

I especially liked the friendliness of the staff and doctor. Also, this office is beautiful. I've never seen a doctor's office that compares with this one.

#92017-09-29

I go away feeling like my concerns have been heard and taken seriously. I liked the music too. Good choices!

#102016-11-19

What can we do better?

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The entire visit was just perfect so I had no suggestions at this time.

#12010-10-05 12:14:11

Everything was great

#22017-04-01

no complaints

#32017-08-11

My experience in the office today was absolutely excellent

#42017-03-06

All aspects of care were remarkable--much better than I've encountered elsewhere.

#52017-10-04

When making the initial appointment and then calling to try to get it moved up (our of fear that I had a melanoma), I didn't think that one of the booking person(s) was particularly helpful or reassuring.

#62016-11-28

nothing everything is fine as is.

#72017-07-09

everything was wonderful

#82010-08-25 12:47:35

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#92010-09-09 10:34:11

I was more than pleased with my first visit; a very warm and professional office

#102011-03-09 09:12:38
Customer Rating : 4.3

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