Will Co2 Laser Resurfacing Cause This Problem?

I have asked this question before, would like to make sure just in case, because getting a procedure like this done is serious. I need to know if co2 laser resurfacing or other similar laser, can cause skin tighten. I ask because i would not like something like this too happen, since i am a 22 yr old guy...i would obviously not want something like this too happen because that tends to be what females usually get. In all will co2 laser/ other similar laser cause this problem (sking tightening)?

Doctor Answers 2

CO2 laser resurfacing

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CO2 laser resurfacing can cause skin tightening.  The degree of skin tightening is dependent on the depth of the laser through the skin.  For most people, skin tightening is a goal with CO2 laser resurfacing.  I'm not sure what you are considering having treated on yourself with the laser.  

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Caution with CO2 laser - consider Ulthera for tightening

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Dear patient, Yes- CO2 laser will and can tighten the skin. The problem is too aggressive treatment (needed to get significant tightening) can leave your skin permanently lighter (hypo-pigmentation). Please consider Ultherapy for non surgical lifting. Thermage also introduced a new tip recently that is twice as hot and twice as effective as their previous tips. Yours,Dr R

A. David Rahimi, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

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