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Will Co2 Laser Resurfacing Cause This Problem?

I have asked this question before, would like to make sure just in case, because getting a procedure like this done is serious. I need to know if co2 laser resurfacing or other similar laser, can cause skin tighten. I ask because i would not like something like this too happen, since i am a 22 yr old guy...i would obviously not want something like this too happen because that tends to be what females usually get. In all will co2 laser/ other similar laser cause this problem (sking tightening)?

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CO2 laser resurfacing

CO2 laser resurfacing can cause skin tightening.  The degree of skin tightening is dependent on the depth of the laser through the skin.  For most people, skin tightening is a goal with CO2 laser resurfacing.  I'm not sure what you are considering having treated on yourself with the laser.  


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Caution with CO2 laser - consider Ulthera for tightening

Dear patient, Yes- CO2 laser will and can tighten the skin. The problem is too aggressive treatment (needed to get significant tightening) can leave your skin permanently lighter (hypo-pigmentation). Please consider Ultherapy for non surgical lifting. Thermage also introduced a new tip recently that is twice as hot and twice as effective as their previous tips. Yours,Dr R

A. David Rahimi, MD
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