CO2 Laser Resurfacing Aftercare 101: Our Guide to CO2 Laser Recovery in North Myrtle Beach

co2 laser recovery in North Myrtle Beach

The CO2 laser at Touch MedSpa is an ablative treatment, which means it removes the top layer of dead and damaged skin cells to reveal the fresh, glowing skin beneath.

It is highly effective in addressing deep-set concerns like wrinkles, brown spots, and more. We can also customize the application of the CO2 technology from mild to aggressive, depending on your needs!

Our fractional CO2 laser improves:

  • Deep wrinkles & lines
  • Acne, injury, & surgical scars
  • Skin laxity
  • Uneven skin tone & texture
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Age spots

Along with its versatility, the CO2 laser is also a favorite because it can treat so many areas, like:

  • Lower eyelids
  • Upper eyelids
  • Around the mouth
  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Hands

But what should you expect from CO2 laser recovery in North Myrtle Beach?

The Recovery Process

The depth of treatment will vary for each individual. The more superficial treatments heal with minimal downtime (24 hours). Medium-depth treatments typically require 3 to 7 days of social downtime while your skin heals.

For deep laser resurfacing, most often around the mouth, you may require up to 14 days of social downtime.

Some aftercare tips:

These tips can help you during the healing process:

  • Avoid rubbing, scratching, or picking at your skin.
  • Cleanse the treated skin as instructed by your doctor, usually 2-5 times a day with saline or a vinegar solution.
  • Apply a thin layer of moisturizer or antibacterial ointment twice a day, as recommended by your doctor.
  • Apply an ice pack wrapped in a clean, soft towel to the area as needed during the first 24-48 hours.
  • Sleep with your head elevated to help with swelling.
  • Once your skin heals, wear clothing that covers the area or apply sunscreen formulated for sensitive skin every time you go outdoors.

It’s worth it!

We know the description of that co2 laser recovery in North Myrtle Beach, and our recommended aftercare may be a little intimidating. We do get it. But we overstate just how incredible CO2 laser treatments are for your skin long-term. The benefits are—in fact—endless! Here are 3 big ones:

Customizable for each client

Because every client’s skin type, age, concerns, and other traits are unique, their treatment should be too. We customize our fractional CO2 laser treatment for each client by tailoring the depth of treatment to each client’s individual skin goals.

Quick, in-office treatment

The CO2 laser treatment will not take up hours of your day. We work quickly and efficiently with the device to get the best results possible in a short, comfortable treatment session.

Dramatic results

As the deepest laser skin resurfacing option, our fractional CO2 laser gives our clients the most dramatic before and after results. This is because the treatment puts your skin’s collagen and healing process into overdrive to rejuvenate your skin from within.

Don’t wait—book your CO2 laser treatment today!

Looking and feeling your best only takes a Touch! Our extensively trained and personable staff is dedicated to providing the best support for our patients. Whether you’re googling “microneedling near me” or coming into our office, we’re here for you. Your skin journey starts here with a free in-office consultation

We’ll discuss your concerns and goals, so we can create a one-of-a-kind plan to optimize your every visit.

Contact us today to learn more about CO2 laser treatments, develop your aesthetic plan, and make the most of your results. 

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