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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I have had brown aging spots on my face for about 15 years. I'm 69. Over the past few years they are getting larger and there are more of them. Used lots of concealer under foundation but they still bled through. Most people I talked with about it said they didn't even notice, but it... READ MORE

I got the CO2 laser (cortex) done today, i got levulan with vbeam done prior to this like a month ago since i still deal with acne. The procedure started with arriving an hour early to get numbing cream. Then the laser, i was really nervous because all other reviews and places i read that they... READ MORE

After interviewing 4 well known Newport Beach plastic surgeons, I stumbled upon Dr. Timothy Miller. It sounds cliche, but instantly, I knew he was the one. With his impressive credentials and down to earth caring personality, it was an easy choice. He actually listened to me and my concerns not... READ MORE

I did a co2 laser "Madonna" eye lift in February 2013. I sought to minimize dark under eye circles primarily. Treatment was mildly uncomfortable but resulted in horrible burns and scabbing that lasted more than 2 weeks. I was unrecognizable. It's been 2 years and there's still significant... READ MORE

At 54 1/2, I was looking a bit tired, with sun spots, looser skin and under-eye wrinkles. I heard about the CO2 laser and Dr. Barrera was recommended to me. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I like the fact that the procedure was done in the hospital - it felt very safe and professional... READ MORE

I recently had Co2 laser resurfacing with Dr. Mark Karolak in Little Falls, NJ. I'm 47 and against all good advice I am a sun girl. I have had laser before and I knew what I was in for. Dr. Karolak was very conscientious . After initially speaking with the Lifestyle Lift staff and Dr. Karolak,... READ MORE

I finally went for the co2 fractional laser treatment after trying everything else (dermaroller, dermabrasion, face masks, proactiv solution, etc etc). I have been skeptical before but after getting 3 sessions i am getting faith. A year ago i had a breakout of cystic acne and it left scars on... READ MORE

During my highschool years I got lots of subcutaneous acne on my nose. This is due because my nose has more sebaceous glands than usual. I use to pinch my nose a lot (I regret doing so) because it only made scars worse and the acne look worse. I haven't gotten that nasty acne in a few years,... READ MORE

Hi, I want a madonna lift to fix my droopy lower eyelids, one of them is a little bit droopy but the other one is much more, so I want to know if this can help me? and what is the difference between viora reaction and a co2 laser(madonna lift) ? my doctor says that reaction will NOT lift my... READ MORE

Well... today was the day. I have been home just a few hours. I am still loopy from meds and plan to keep taking them. I had 1mg of xanax, 100mg of tramadol and a steriod Medpro pack before the procedure began. They numbed my face twice with topical anesthetic lotion. The procedure did hurt... READ MORE

I am a 40 yo asian female who spent way to many years in the sun without sunscreen & as you can see from the photos, had lots of wrinkles around my eyes & sun spots that drove me mad. I had had IPL twice in the past with some benefit, but was ready for something more drastic. I went to... READ MORE

First of all, sorry about the slanted photos. Cant seen to set them upright. I'm a 52 year old female. I had cystic acne in my 20's, which left dips (not ice pick marks). My face is naturally SUPER pale and I tan easily. 3 days before the procedure, they gave me acyclovir pills so that I would... READ MORE

This type of FX laser is ablative - meaning invasive. I researched it well before having it done and expected down time of around 1-2 weeks. Luckily at 65 I work when I want, mainly from home and am not seeing clients. I am a clinical Hypnotherapist with medical background. I expect that it... READ MORE

I wish I had been sedated! So painful ;(. but only during procedure... I actually started hyperventilating during the eye part... I was nauseated n thank goodness I skipped breakfast otherwise might've vomited! I was given 2 tylenols and numbing cream before procedure. Picture above is before... READ MORE

Had a co2 laser 2 years ago wich left me with deep laser imprint on my cheeks and pigm I hoped that time will heal but its not tve case. Searching for a way to improve it. I consulted a top surgeon in NJ and now its me to decide should i proceed with Co2 or Erbium?? I have just a week for downtime. READ MORE

I was super nervous about this CO2 Fraxal Laser treatment. I had one of the top Dermatologists doing the procedure and he talked me through the whole process. He definitely made me feel better. I first had knumbing cream on my face for about 15 minutes. Then had a nerve block which was the... READ MORE

Super happy - this was CO2 not fraxel. The procedure was painfree and I was awake. I had a lot of swelling the next day, but almost no pain. I am very happy with results and its only day 6. The best part is NO CUTTING and PERMANENT results. I had this done ten years ago, and it lasted all that... READ MORE

I did this Surgery blindly the doctor cleared my acne for three months prior.Went in for check up asked about resurfacing my face on Monday the 18th had it done on the 20th. Did not know much didnt care just wanted my face fixed. Little did I know C02 does more than the acne scars. It has only... READ MORE

Had done Nd Yag laser many years back and quite like the results. Hence decided to go ahead with Fractional Co2 laser after my dermatologist had recommended me many times. I wanted to do this to improve my pigmentation that was scarred by hormonal acne. Had also done subcision prior to this... READ MORE

I had been thinking about having "something" done for a couple of years. I wanted to get started with anti-aging procedures by my 40th birthday, in hopes of staving off aging as long as possible. I had my first Botox (11's) around 8 months ago, and was very happy with the results. So... 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 $2,725. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 310 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more