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1 Doctor Answer | Asked by Anna 14
Hi Anna. Good question. Although both devices use the CO2 laser, they are very different in how they deliver the energy. During CO2 resurfacing, skin tissue in the epidermis and dermis (upper and lower layer of skin) is vaporized by the heat generated during the treatment. This represents a controlled burn and thermal injury. The procedure is usually done under general anethesia and involves long recovery times between 2-4 weeks. It is also typically...