Is CO2 Laser Good for Acne?
CO2 Laser is a type of laser treatment which renews the skin by destroying the tissue. Despite the fact that it sounds scary, CO2 laser keeps bringing results. Even though CO2 resurfacing laser can be used for a variety of purposes, today we are focusing on acne scars removal.
Can I use it on active acne?
No, it is not recommended to use resurfacing laser treatments on the active acne and blemishes. However, once you notice that your acne is under control (redness is reducing, itchiness or pain is going away) you can schedule a consultation to see if it is the right time for your treatment.
So is it good for removing acne scars then?
Exactly. The CO2 laser removes the layer of the skin boosting natural collagen production. After that the new skin layer regenerates, and you have a baby smooth skin.
Are there side effects?
We encourage you to consult with your doctor before making an appointment. However, the most common side effects include burning sensation, skin irritation, redness, skin numbness, skin peeling, changes in skin color, scarring, skin infection.