CO2 Laser

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Don’t let the mention of a gas make you think carbon dioxide lasers aren’t powerful. Used for dermal resurfacing, this type of laser removes outer layers of skin to reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. LEARN MORE ›

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It's day 5 since my procedure and I'm nowhere near healed yet. Can't go anywhere or do anything. Trying to be patient and accept my fate for the next few days.... Originally I was booked in for full face of fraxel repair at the same time but the doctor deemed me at high risk of hyerpigmentation... READ MORE

I decided to have the CO2 laser done to reduce the additional skin or premature skin when i laugh. These wrinkles occured when my face lost fat. I tried the CO2 laser which is not ablative but doing the spots (fractional). The procedure itself was not painful. The outcome looked in the first few... READ MORE

Decided to go thru with CO2, + upper eye bleph 3 months earlier. I have a very high tolerance for pain... have had needles in my eyeball to prevent blindness from Diabetes, and hugely painful laser in the back of my eyes for the same reason. I am not a complaining type of person. I was very... READ MORE

I found Dr. Argarwal on the Realself website. I chose him for my consultation for many reasons. I liked him because he is a “facial” plastic surgeon – specializing only in the face. I read the reviews of his work on RealSelf, which were all excellent. That in itself was impressive. Then I searc... READ MORE

Wanted to minimize the appearance of the scar and at the consultation my doctor told me he wouldn't be able to get it completely gone but probably 70%, which I was okay with. Keep in mind I had the chicken pox scar lasered and a few acne scars. After the laser appointment for 2 weeks my face was... READ MORE

Would like to turn back time. So with that being said erase the lines and wrinkles. This will be the first of three treatments, they will be 3 months apart. Will keep you posted after my treatment today. I forgot to mention I have a brown spot on the left side of my face he is going to work... READ MORE

I thought I was aging pretty well until I got glasses last summer. ???? I grew up beside the pool in Tucson, AZ and got burned multiple times. I've worn sunscreen 24 7 since I was 19, but after the sunburns got brown spots which did fade. I rides horses, hike, etc and lead a very active life,... READ MORE

I recently had EXELO2 CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing full face treatment at CMC NSW Cosmetic Medical Clinic by Jenner Ching Mei Chan. The experience was very comfortable from start to finish. The downtime was one week, which is acceptable for me. I've had excellent results that I can’t b... READ MORE

Saw a Channel 4 documentary "Embarrassing Bodies" on rhinophyma. At the time I didn't realise thre was a solution to it and thought I just had to suffer it, but the results shown were transformational. GP referred me to consultant plastic surgeon but no NHS funding available so looked for... READ MORE

Excellent Doctor or should I say artist? Dr. Miller is really an artist and has the eye for exactly what is best for each person and is 100% honest and ethical with his recommendations. He is always kind and professional in all his procedures and after visits. The CO2 laser was an involved... READ MORE

Unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture of my Epidermal Nevis. However that's not important to the post procedure. Contrary to the TONS of reviews I've read, I was put under anesthesia for my procedure. I've yet to decide if it was worth it. Maybe better decision once it's healed more.... READ MORE

I had been looking forward to having a skin resurfacing procedure since the late 80's. I got cystic "welts" all over my face from taking Accutane in my teens which left me scarred. Fast forward to my 40's, I finally had the money and did research and finally could to make my dreams of smooth... READ MORE

I’m a 56 year old female that lives in North San Diego County who has had a co2 laser resurfacing of my face. I’m about to enter the workforce again, and I wanted to look younger and he did just that. I wanted more of a long term solution to looking young other than injections. Through a lot... READ MORE

For years I've dreamed of getting something done to repair my sun and acne damaged skin. I found Dr Bassin while searching for different plastic surgeons in the Orlando area. I watched his videos online and read all the reviews of his patients and decided to book a consultation. He and his staff... READ MORE

I've had stretch marks every since I hit puberty and through the years they've spread from my hips, thighs, breasts, calves, lower & upper back, knees, now they are starting to appear on my arms and I have 3 faintly on my neck. :( I am only 22 years old 5'8" and 145 pounds. I struggle with... READ MORE

High setting and lots of swelling. I had the same procedure done last year. I had some swelling and peeling, but there wasn't a big difference. Yesterday I returned for a stronger setting of the CO2 Fractional Laser and I woke up this morning with my eyes almost closed from the swelling. I had... READ MORE

Going into get the co2 fractionated laser I felt super nervous About the whole procedure as it was very expensive per treatment and not knowing how my skin would react after reading a few things online about othe peoples experiences to laser and their results post treatment, Davin girls made me... READ MORE

I was told the laser they were using was CO2 fractional, then they said it was fraxel. When I asked whether it was restore or repair, they just said it was the same machine. Im really not sure it was actually fraxel. I should have looked at the machine, but I was soo nervous. They put numbing... READ MORE

A few years ago, I began to dread looking into a mirror, having pictures taken, and going to large social gatherings. I realized age had caught up with me! Ugh! How did this happen? Even though I had always been very active, and stayed in excellent shape, the fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy... READ MORE

Hi all. I am 52 and recently retired after 25 very long years in law enforcement. I was raised in Southern California and Florida, so I have spent most of my life in a pool or on the beach. Needless to say, I have a lot of sun damage and wrinkles. I did a lot of research on skin resurfacing. I... READ MORE

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How much does a CO2 Laser treatment cost?

The typical cost for a CO2 Laser treatment ranges from $700-$8,125 with an average cost of $2,700. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 319 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more