Pixel CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing in South Florida
Am I a good candidate for Pixel CO2?
Anyone whose skin shows signs of aging is a candidate for the Pixel laser. The most dramatic results are seen on people who have tried non-invasive therapies and are looking for something more aggressive. The best candidates have moderate sun damage and wrinkles, are in good health, have good health habits and typically take good care of their skin.
Does Pixel CO2 work on all skin types?
Yes, Pixel CO2 laser resurfacing can be performed on all skin types. However, it is a good idea to schedule a consultation first with one of our physicians, as some skin conditions can interfere with proper treatment.
How long will it take?
A Pixel CO2 skin rejuvenation treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes, but could be longer if your condition is more advanced. Your exact treatment regimen will depend on your individual condition.
Is it safe?
Pixel CO2 resurfacing treatments are safe and effective, without injections or surgery. You can expect your skin to be flushed and red after the treatment, but this is completely normal and short-lived. As long as you carefully follow your post-treatment instructions, it is unlikely that you will experience any complications.
Will it hurt?
The discomfort resulting from the procedure will vary from person to person. In general, the procedure can feel similar to a sunburn. Our doctors may recommend an over-the-counter pain medicine to make you more comfortable and will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the treated area two hours prior to the procedure. The sunburn sensation is likely to continue after the treatment. These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process and should improve quickly.
What if I need a touch-up later?
While Pixel CO2 laser resurfacing reverses the appearance of aging, we can't stop the aging process. Depending on your starting point and your lifestyle following treatment, your new look can last several months or longer. For most patients, a touch-up treatment after 6 to 12 months (usually using a different light-based skin rejuvenation technology) helps maintain a healthy glow.
Pixel CO2 Laser Before & After
If you are interested in Pixel CO2 laser treatment, please use the form on this page to schedule a consultation at Hollywood Dermatology or visit our contact page for information about our South Florida locations.