CO2RE Laser Resurfacing

What is CO2RE fractional laser resurfacing?

CO2RE® is a fractional laser CO2 system that enables your physician to precisely target and effectively treat the skin’s surface, middle and deep dermal levels, plus perform traditional CO2 resurfacing and laser excision of lesions.

This treatment is lighter, faster, and a more versatile solution for skin resurfacing, traditional ablation and minor dermal excisions. CO2RE® has the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision-control over the intensity, pattern and depth of ablation.

In 2024 ShanthalaMD Boston Laser & Aesthetic Center, experience the pinnacle of skin rejuvenation through UltraClearTM, exclusively performed by our board-certified physician, Dr. Shanthala. Utilizing cutting-edge fiber laser technology, UltraClearTM redefines laser resurfacing by delivering fractionated ablative sub-pulses for comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

Introducing 3DMIRACLTM by Dr. Shanthala

Under the expert care of Dr. Shanthala, 3DMIRACLTM treatments, conducted with the UltraClearTM device, provide swift, comfortable sessions triggering natural exfoliation within days. Patients often witness remarkable improvements after just one treatment, with a series of 3-6 sessions recommended for optimal results.

CO2RE laser before and after images

What are the conditions treated by CO2RE laser?

  • Skin Tone & Texture
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Age Spots
  • Acne Scars
  • Pigmentation
  • Pores
  • Sagging Skin
  • Wrinkles And Fine Lines
  • Aged Skin
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks

How do I know if CO2RE® treatments are right for me?

Ideal candidates for CO2RE® are in their 30’s or older with skin damaged by exposure to the sun, age spots, fine lines, discoloration, rough texture and other skin imperfections. It is ideal for anyone seeking younger looking skin without the long downtime associated with conventional resurfacing procedures.

How is CO2RE® procedure different from UltraClear Laser?

You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but the anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable. For more aggressive, higher powered treatments, your practitioner may recommend a subcutaneous anesthetic, oral pain relievers and/or sedatives during the treatment session. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.

Is CO2RE® safe?

Yes. You should speak with Dr. Shanthala about your complete medical and skin history to minimize the potential for any negative reactions. Now in 2024 we have introduced a newer and even more effective laser called ULTRACLEAR.

How many CO2RE® treatments will I need?

Generally you will see the difference you want after only one treatment. In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. The age spots and uneven textures will start to show immediate improvement.

How long will the results last?

The durability of CO2RE® results approaches that of surgical procedures. However, there are a number of variables that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age and how you care for your skin after treatment.

What can I expect after my procedure?

Immediately following the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours to days. You can expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days.

Do I need to take any special precautions after treatment?

Dr. Shanthala may recommend a short course of antibiotics, or valtrex to minimize any risk of infection. Use of PAVISE sun care, Alastin Nectar moisturizer and Physical Block sunscreen is recommended during the healing process and for the weeks and months following treatmen

CO2RE laser before and after images

Dr. Shanthala Shivananjappa

Dr. Shanthala is a board-certified, Harvard trained anesthesiologist, assistant professor at Yale University, and staff at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to opening her cosmetic medicine clinic. Her extensive experience working with plastic surgical patients in the operating room for more than 25 years, paired with years of training in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, has enabled Dr. Shanthala to have a unique perspective on Anti-aging treatments.

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