What can be experienced before and after CO2RE treatment?
Dr. Vlada Groysman is a board-certified dermatologist who has extensive experience with laser surgery and specifically micro-resurfacing.CO2RE is the best treatment if you wish to get the most results in a few treatments as possible. Most of the time,
one treatment will help you achieve your goals. If you have the ability to take some time to heal (7-14 days), having this one treatment is like having multiple other non-invasive treatments at once. It is also the best single treatment for advanced skin damage and wrinkling.
CO2RE is an in-office procedure that requires pre- and post-treatment medications to ensure proper healing and comfort during the procedure. Discomfort varies on the depth of the treatment. For your comfort during the treatment, we will apply topical anesthesia for 1 hour. We also prescribe an antibiotic, anti-viral medication and pain medication. After the treatment most patients describe the post-procedure feeling as a bad sunburn for about 12 hours to 2 days. We also recommend pain or relaxation medications prior to treatment therefore you will need to have somebody drive you home after treatment.
Occasionally, in an area that cannot be treated aggressively, we may need to do more than one treatment to optimize results. Optimally 2 treatments are recommended. This depends on the depth of the treatment. Maintenance treatments may also be necessary to maintain results, especially if sun is not avoided or proper skin care used.