Skin Resurfacing

by CO2 Laser

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Treatment By

Laser Specialist/Doctor

Treatment Type

CO2 Laser

Downtime

Minimal

Treatment Time

30 – 60 Minutes

Results Seen

Few months after treatment

Discomfort

Mild

The CO2 skin resurfacing laser treatment at our clinic in Leamington Spa involves using the DEKA SmartXide Touch C60 CO2 laser to rejuvenate skin and provide healthier, younger and glowing skin with minimal downtime. The laser works to stimulate collagen production and can be used on a number of problematic areas. This non-surgical facial cosmetic treatment requires only 1-3 sessions and is performed by our laser specialist or doctor

Treatment Areas

  • Around the eyes (Madonna Eye Lifting)
  • Face
  • Neck Area
  • Décolletage
  • Age (sun) spots
  • Dry, dull skin
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Smoker Lines

Treatment Benefits

  • Completely renew facial skin
  • Tighten skin
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reverses the signs of ageing
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Performed by a laser specialist/doctor
  • Excellent cosmetic results
  • Quick treatment,1-3 sessions required

As we age, our skin changes massively. This is due to the decline in the production of collagen and loss of elasticity. Our facial shape may change, we may experience sagging and more fine lines or wrinkles form. Normally, the area around our eyes begins to show the first signs of ageing and crow’s feet form. We also see the formation of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, smoker’s lines nasolabial folds and marionette lines – amongst other facial wrinkles. You may also notice more lines on your neck area too. The natural ageing process contributors towards these changes, but there are also some external factors that can speed up the ageing process. These include excessive sun exposure, smoking, pollution and an unhealthy diet. Many also report using a medical grade skincare can slow down the ageing process.

Age (sun) spots, dark circles under the eye, dry, dull skin, fine lines, freckles, hand rejuvenation (age spots, loose skin, and lines), melasma, redness and flushing, scars, stretch marks and wrinkles are all treatable with skin resurfacing.

These signs of ageing can contribute towards a tired look with many looking for non-surgical cosmetic treatments that offer a solution. Our aesthetic clinic in Leamington Spa uses the CO2 laser to target these skin imperfections and completely renew the facial skin. The laser also works to give you a tighter, more youthful appearance with a reduction in fine lines. Our treatment is suitable for most skin types and offers excellent cosmetic results after only a few sessions. The laser works to repair damaged skin and is one of our specialist treatments here at Eve Clinics. It stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibres in the deeper layers of the skin for better skin quality & tightening.

We use the medical grade device, Smartxide Touch CO2 laser to perform the treatment. The non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment is suitable for the face area, the neck, décolletage and is safe for eye area. You’ll be able to benefit from a smoother, lifted appearance with minimal downtime required or discomfort. Skin resurfacing is a tailored treatment to address even the early signs of ageing. We’ll provide you with noticeable results for improved skin texture and overall skin appearance.

All patients will first attend a face to face medical consultation with our laser specialist. During this, we will take your full medical history, provide a patch test and assess your suitability for the procedure. We will listen to your concerns and treatment goals, whilst providing you with all of the information you need. We’ll also be able to suggest the approximate number of sessions required specific to your concern. A patch test must be carried out to ensure treatment is safe for you and you will be able to benefit from the results.

Once we begin the treatment, a numbing cream will be applied for your comfort. The procedure is mildly painful and feels like elastic bands on the skin when we use lidocaine numbing cream. Your skin may appear a little red following treatment, like sun burn. We’ll provide you with all of the aftercare instructions to ensure the best results.

The procedure itself will take around 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated. We need to wait until the anaesthetic cream used has had chance to come into effect, which can take up to 30 minutes. During treatment, collagen and fibroblast production is stimulated and the CO2 laser will intricately remove the thin outer layer of the aged skin. Because the laser sterilises the skin, you will not see any blood and there is a low risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation if the assessment has been carried out correctly. Skin types 1-3 are suitable for Co2 laser skin resurfacing treatment. Skin types 4-6 have an increased risk of hyper-pigmentation and preparation needs to be adapted before and after treatment.

Following the procedure your skin will appear a little red or sore, similar like the sensation of sunburn…but with improved skin afterwards! Typically these effects will subside within the days after treatment. Couple of days following the procedure you’ll notice very small dark brown dots on the skin where the skin will then heal. The full recovery time can take up to one week and is uncomfortable only in the first couple of days. After that the skin may become itchy and at the end of the recovery process, only visible but not painful or uncomfortable.

We can provide you with some skincare suggestions available at the clinic, to speed up recovery time and improve the results.

The non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment is a great alternative to some surgical procedures. Luckily, our treatment comes at a fraction of the cost and you can avoid lengthy recovery times too.

We only use the very best equipment provided by DEKA. The medical laser company is backed by decades of research and clinical studies. They are very well known for enhanced patient safety and satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Normally, patients will require 1-3 sessions for best results. Your laser specialist will suggest the exact number of sessions required to treat your individual skin concerns.

Following the skin resurfacing procedure, you’ll notice your skin is a little red and sore. This will subside in the days following treatment. To help, you should apply a cold compress, aloe vera, Savlone. We can also offer a choice of Eve Clinics specialist skincare.

After a couple of days, you will see small brownish dots on the area treated, this are the micro punctures of the laser and has to be left to peel off naturally, it can take up to one week.

Treatments are very simple and quick so you do not need to prepare for the procedure in any way. Please do not wear make-up to your appointment. Please ensure you have had a patch test too.

Stop any Retinol or high strength skincare used on the area to be treated up to 2 weeks prior to the procedure. If you use Roaccutane, you need to stop 6 months prior to Co2 laser treatment.

Antihistamine can help with the puffiness if you are not allergic. Please check with the pharmacist what would be best for you.

Make sure you are fully hydrated, and you have no important engagements to attend for one week as the recovery time may take up to one week.

Wash your hair prior to treatment, so you don’t need to do this immediately after procedure, it may be uncomfortable for the area treated, especially when the face is involved.

If you wear contact lenses, please make sure you have a replacement.

Please reschedule if you have any infections on the area to be treated or you have been in the direct sun in the last week.

Make sure you have some cold compress in the fridge if needed.

If you are attending by car and you are far away, it might be a good idea to stay over in a hotel until the next day or to have a lift back home.

If you have suffered previously with cold sores, you need to take Acyclovir up to 7 days; you should start the treatment couple of days prior to the skin resurfacing treatment. We can provide a private prescription at Eve Clinics.

If you have cold sore on the treatment day, please rearrange for couple of weeks later.

Firstly, and the most importantly, do not go in the direct sun for 4 weeks and apply sun protection for the next 3 months, ideally always sun protection when you go outside. Please make sure you find your favourite sun protection, so you can use it daily.

Do not pick at the brownish dot, please leave it to come out natural. Otherwise you may risk scarring and pigmentation.

We advise not to wash the area treated in the first day. Please use sterilised water only to wash the area in the coming day after treatment. Please avoid hot baths, swimming pools and hot tubs for up to 1 week. You should also avoid wearing make-up for at least 4 days if the treatment was on the face.

You should use Savlon for up to one week in the morning and evening. Antibiotic ointment can be provided if need be.

Hypericum gel, Spring water spray, Soft derm serum and lotion from the Atache brand can help and speed the recovery time.

After 2 weeks, pure vitamin C Biological Triple Antioxidant Night Protector is recommended to help the effect of the laser.

Delay up to 4-6 weeks any other facials or laser treatments on the face, like laser hair removal. You can always call us and double check.

Please allow 2-4 weeks until you return to your normal skincare routine. Eve Clinics will provide you with some samples to try from our dermatological skincare Atache if you wish to try it.

Men and women can experience signs of ageing, so both are suitable for treatment.

Prior to treatment we advise you to book a consultation and patch test with our specialist, advise what your concerns are, what your expectations are and how much time are you happy to invest. Our specialist will create a personalised plan for your treatment. Depending on what you want to achieve, you can have results after only one treatment but for a lifting affect we may advise more than one session. Ideally there would be a gap of 3-6 months in between sessions.

The best results are shown 2-3 months after each treatment but many times, the patient is happy to let us know that even after 6 months they can still see how the skin is improving.

Skin resurfacing with CO2 laser for large areas is not suitable for Asian and African skin types because of the risk of the hyperpigmentation.

However, we can treat small areas if the skin has been prepared with melanin inhibitors before and after treatment. Also, we need to wait 4 weeks after the patch test prior to treatment.

No direct sun is allowed for up to 6 months and sun protection has to be used for up to one year.

Skin resurfacing treats primarily, ageing skin. Sagging and loose skin can be treated as well as Age (sun) spots, dry, dull skin, fine lines, freckles, hand rejuvenation (age spots, loose skin, and lines), melasma, redness and flushing, scars, stretch marks and wrinkles.

As with any aesthetic, surgical or laser procedure, there is a small risk of hyperpigmentation, where the skin appears darker in the area being treated. There is also a risk of hypopigmentation in all skin types. Scarring is also possible but rare. Risks are minimised by using appropriate and high quality medical equipment and patch test.

Ideally, we advise you to have the anti-wrinkle injections 2-4 weeks after Co2 laser skin resurfacing. However, if you decide to have treatment before, please keep a gap of 2-4 weeks prior your skin resurfacing.

The DEKA CO2 laser is a non-surgical, non-invasive method of rejuvenating the skin. Patients are able to avoid the surgical risks and are able to enjoy the fastest recovery time. Our laser gives you the best cosmetic results too. Often surgical skin lifting procedures cost much more than a non-surgical option and come with more risks.

Fine lines and wrinkles and other skin imperfections are caused by a reduction in elastin and collagen in the skin, as a result of the natural ageing process. Other factors can contribute to faster ageing or more severe lines. These include smoking, sun exposure, stress, pollution and poor diet.

Skin resurfacing with CO2 laser is our signature treatment. Our laser practitioners have decades of combined experience in aesthetic and skin procedures and specialise in skin resurfacing procedures. Our CO2 Laser Specialist Lead, Florina Lewthwaite is an accomplished trainer and one of Deka’s CO2 Laser specialist experts in the UK; she has trained a wide variety of Doctors and Laser Specialists including highly reputable Harley Street Specialists.

We only use the best medical equipment on the market that provides the best cosmetic results. Patient safety is also at the forefront of everything we do. We will provide you with our honest expert opinion and only progress with treatment if you are suitable and will be able to benefit. You have the opportunity at Eve Clinics to combine special and unique laser protocols to achieve your expected and desired results.

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Before and After

I was looking for a skin specialist clinic, offering a professional yet caring service and I found exactly that at Eve Clinics. Florina is friendly and professional. If you want result driven treatments, Eve Clinics has the most trusted and quality offering. I am super happy with the results of my cosmetic treatment. It has given me a natural rejuvenated appearance performed by a surgeon.

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