Co2 Laser and Post Operative Skin Care
This is part of the healing process, but it is important to protect your delicate skin. I suggest a silicone based growth factor gel, heliocare, a hyaluoronic acid serum. Follow your physicians post operative skin care regimen. Hyperbaric oxygen and PRP treatments (which we do for our post operative co2 patients) can give a significant increase in wound healing at this time. Best, Dr. Emer
Yes- this happens. We want to be very gentle will all aspects of skin care after CO2. Protecting your skin at night with Vaseline may be helpful. One of our favorite treatments for facial scars is INFINI combined with platelet rich plasma. PRP is injected beneath the scar prior to treatment to ramp up the healing process.This has become our go to treatment for wide spread acne scars. A series of 3-4 sessions may be needed. Healing time is 3 to 4 days instead of the weeks, maybe months of CO2.