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Ablative CO2 Laser Resurfacing

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Ablative CO2 Laser resurfacing can help with damaged skin and wrinkles – whether caused by age, sun exposure, heredity, lifestyle, or acne – they can all be improved with ablative CO2 laser resurfacing. Ablative CO2 laser resurfacing removes the epidermis which is then regenerated by the underlying dermis thereby revealing new, younger-looking skin.

Ablative CO2 laser resurfacing can be performed on the entire face or specific areas.

Dr. Freeman will take into account skin color, thickness and texture, and age to determine whether or not an individual is a good candidate for ablative CO2 laser resurfacing.

The laser produces a tightening effect on the skin, which can be beneficial, especially in the lower eyelid area. Most patients can have other facial cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. Freeman when they have laser resurfacing.

Dr. Freeman, the top Charlotte facial plastic surgeon, has been performing laser resurfacing since its inception. He has authored several key publications on the subject and has taught physicians throughout the world the physics, methodology, and process of ablative CO2 laser skin resurfacing.

Dr. Freeman and his staff give each patient-specific written instructions to follow before and after their resurfacing. Following these guidelines will speed healing and improve results. Most patients can return to work within 10-14 days after laser resurfacing. The average patient experiences a period of erythema (redness of the skin similar to a windburn) that lasts for about 6 weeks to 3 months after the procedure. Appropriate use of make-up and especially sunscreen will help hide the redness until it fades.

Patients are encouraged to call Dr. Freeman and his staff at any time before a consultation or after surgery with their questions.

Patients who choose Dr. Freeman at The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery are choosing a physician who has specialized in lasers and facial cosmetic surgery since 1988. At The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, our motto is “Only Faces, Only the Best Care.” We look forward to seeing you at the Center for Cosmetic Facial and Laser Surgery located here in south Charlotte. Call 704-543-1110 or contact us today for a consultation.