At a Glance

DURATION OF TREATMENT 30 - 90 minutes depending upon the area being treated.
ANAESTHESIA REQUIRED Local anaesthetic cream for 20 minutes.
CONTRAINDICATION Keloid scarring. Vitiligo. Cancer. Active herpes simplex. Active infection. Medication that makes you photosensitive. Roaccutane. Tanned skin. Pregnancy & Breast-feeding.
DOWNTIME
1 2 3 4 5
Redness, swelling & scabbing for 5 – 7 days. Recovery time can be reduced by having Dermalux LED Light Therapy.
DOWNTIME
1 2 3 4 5
Redness, swelling & scabbing for 5 – 7 days. Recovery time can be reduced by having Dermalux LED Light Therapy.
RESULTS Smoother firmer skin. Reduces fine lines. Reduces pore size. Improves acne scars and all scars.
EFFECTIVE FOR To improve lines & wrinkles, tone, texture, scars including acne scars. Not suitable for skin types V & above.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS A course of 3 treatments at 12 week intervals.
PRICE From £500 per session. Discount available on course of treatments. Finance available here.

What is the CO2 Laser Treatment?

The CO2 laser offers an intense resurfacing treatment to patients. It is often known as the Madonna Eye Lift due to its exceptional results at reducing lines and hooding around the eyes. However, it does not treat just the eyes. It can be used for scarring especially those with heavy deep scars from acne.

The CO2 laser uses a matrix of light points which vary in intensity depending on the treatment area and the desired result. It is an ablative laser which means it quickly heats up the water in the skin causing it to evaporate (ablate). The treatment leaves islands of normal tissue in between the treated areas so the skin can heal quickly.

Treatment is certainly not pain-free, but we apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. CO2 Laser treatments produce a longer downtime as the skin has been ablated. This means you will likely have 5 days downtime, but this can be reduced significantly with the Dermalux LED Light therapy immediately after the laser treatment and following our aftercare regime.

This type of laser treatment is performed by a Doctor. For those with lighter scarring it would be useful to read more on the iPixel Erbium laser treatment for skin resurfacing.

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Before & After Gallery

Warm Welcome and Professional

“From the warm welcome to the professional service you receive makes you feel so welcomed and comfortable. My skin is loving the treatments.”

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend a course of 3 treatments at 12 weekly intervals. Some patients with heavier scaring will need up to 5 treatments.

We provide you with a protocol using ZO Skin Health which reduces healing time. You are provided with extensive aftercare advice following your treatment.

It is essential to prep the skin with ZO Skin Health by Dr Zein Obagi so that you reduce your risk of hyperpigmentation and also heal quickly.

A chemical peel is sometimes recommended to patients as this can help to further rejuvenate the skin.

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About our Consultations

At Health & Aesthetics, we believe that the fundamental basis for a successful aesthetic procedure is an in-depth consultation with a skilled qualified practitioner to assess your needs and develop a bespoke personal treatment plan so that you achieve outstanding natural looking results. You can call us on 01252 933 133.

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