I had had a eyelids and neck lift, about a year ago. Dr Elam and I decide that a CO2 laser would be the icing on the cake. My skin looks beautiful and I could not be happier. There was know pain in this processor at all. I have been going to Dr Elam for about 33 years now and love everything I have had done. The staff is so nice and makes you feel so comfortable. I can't say enough about... more
I had laser to my neck and chest, a fairly large area. I had experienced sun damage. The doctor said I would love the results. I received no premedication other than local topical gel, which was not effective. The procedure was very painful, I was crying it hurt so much. I spent the next month with ice packs on my chest because of the pain. The outcome was mild. My skin returned to normal, but... more
Disadvantage was it took almost a week for the new skin to peel off, so staying in for almost a week was not easy. But the procedure got rid of blothches that I've had on my face for a very long time, besides tightening it also. , I didn't realize this until I look at pictures of my face before the procedure.
Afterwards, it is a very good idea to to protect the skin from the sun, by wearing... more
I intially started hearing about the CO2 laser about 3years. I am 35, of hispanic decent,olive skin. I look 25 because of good genes and 15 years of prevenative procedures. I had a series of Fraxel lasers in 2005 that caused many skin problems from acne(which i never ever had) to fever blisters on the corners and top of my lip,rosacea,post inflammatory hyperpigmenation.It took me about 4years... more
I had CO2 done about 8 years ago when I was 22. I was hoping to primarily treat some mild icepick scars and secondarily freckling.
The procedure itself was not bad but immediately afterwards, my face was red and burned. The doctor gave me Aquaphor and told me to apply it religiously until the skin had peeled away on its own. After about 7-8 days, most of the skin came off and underneath... more