CO2 Laser

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CO2 Skin Resurfacing Lasers

These lasers are used for skin resurfacing, to provide skin tightening and softening of skin lines. They can also be used for treatment of depressed scars, such as acne scars, resulting in a more even skin surface. In addition, brown spots or hyperpigmentation can respond well to laser treatment

Coherent® and DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) SmartXide® are brand names of CO2 lasers used by our physicians.

The Coherent® CO2 laser is used for aggressive treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and skin irregularities. Skin resurfacing with the Coherent® CO2 laser is fully ablative, treating the entire skin surface. New skin forms that is smoother and younger looking. The procedure is done under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Sun protection is absolutely essential to protect the new skin the first year after laser treatment.

The DOT SmartXide® CO2 laser is a fractionated CO2 laser that treats approximately 15 to 25% of the skin surface. The treatment is done in the office with numbing cream. Benefits of the DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) laser include reduced skin pigmentation, softening of skin lines and collagen stimulation, giving a refreshed appearance to the skin. Post treatment, there is redness and swelling which can usually be concealed with makeup after 4 to 7 days.

If you choose to have CO2 laser treatment, make sure your surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. (ABPS). Dr. LeVan is board certified in plastic surgery by the ABPS and has been providing quality care in Lexington, KY for over 20 years.

To schedule your consultation at Bluegrass Plastic Surgery, call 859.276.5577. The fee for a cosmetic consultation is $100.*

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