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The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device. LEARN MORE ›

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53 Years Old Woman, Fractional CO2 Laser Done Below the Eyes

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

Still Sexy at Sixty-five - Naples, FL

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

23 Year Old with Old Chicken Pox Scar on the Forehead

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

59 Years Old, Sun Damage, Wrinkles. 4th Day - Broomfield, CO

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

40 Years Old - Very Satisfied Experience and Effect - Sydney, Australia

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

55 Year Old Male, Treatment for Long-standing Rhinophyma by CO2 Laser - London, UK

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

Refreshed Indeed! at Least Shaved off 10 Yrs. of Sun Damage! - Aliso Viejo, CA

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

Born with a Disfiguring "Epidermal Nevis" Partial Surgical Removal at 17, Decided to Do Fractional Co2 Laser for the Remainder

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

Total FX - CO2 Fractionated Laser for Acne Scarring - Not Worth It!

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

41 Years Old and Needed Some Freshening Up - Orlando, FL

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

CO2 Fractional Laser Stretch Mark Trial - Edmonton, AB

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

CO2 Fractional Laser... Deka Dot. Lee's Summit, MO

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

27 Acne Scaring Due to PCOS. Brisbane, AU

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

61 Desperately Seeking the Fountain of Youth! Delray Beach, FL

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

CO2 Laser/ Full Facial Resurfacing - Sacramento, CA

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

CO2 (Dot) Laser - 1 Month Away from 53 and Trying my best to stay looking young and healthy! - New Braunfels, TX

I'am going to be 53 in March and for some time I've been debating what type of procedure to have to reduce my wrinkles, sun damage, sagging neck, etc. I'am not quite ready for a full on face lift (don't quite have the money saved). I have had Dot Laser Resurfacing in 2012,... READ MORE

Co2RE Laser No Change. London, GB

Had a very strong treatment 2 passes or stacking as I was told ,lots of blood oozing swelling . Very painful even though I had numbing cream and dental block . I'm 2 weeks out and still see all my wrinkles . Can any doctor say why I've had no improvement and what I would be better of having . I... READ MORE

33 Male - California

So I went in for C02 it was my second treatment. however, my derm said this time they would go deeper with C02 not the fractional one because it only gets so deap. Long stores short my appointment was changed to different locations 3 times. I only found out because I called around. So I get... READ MORE

Laser Dot Therapy for Acne Scars - Florida, FL

After having cystic acne cause deep scars on my face I chose to have this procedure done in hopes of a smoother face for my upcoming wedding. I'm not sure if it was worth it yet but I will be posting pictures every day to show my progress. So far I am on day two and I'm not in as much pain as I... READ MORE

45 - CO2 Laser for Lower Lids, Around Mouth, Chin - Charlotte, NC

I am starting this review on Day 6 post procedure, having covered quite a bit in a comprehensive review of my other concurrent procedures filed away under Rhinoplasty. However, I thought it might be time to start a separate review to address my issues with the laser resurfacing of my lower kids... READ MORE

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