You’ve done a lot in your life, living each day to the fullest. This might include professional achievements, raising kids, or just enjoying the best that life in Southern California offers. And you’re not finished yet — there’s so much more to do and achieve. Unfortunately, the marks on your skin from all you’ve done might dim your confidence to keep striving to live your best life. But there are ways to restore the youthful appearance of your skin so you can have a youthful appearance that matches your internal energy and motivation.
One powerful tool for restoring your appearance is the CO2RE® Laser. This powerful and versatile approach to laser skin rejuvenation can dramatically improve many concerns people have about their aging skin so you can look as young as you feel. At The Med Spot in Woodland Hills, Dr. Michelle Reyes uses this tool among many others to help her patients achieve their cosmetic goals. Since 1997, she has been helping patients in the Calabasas area to enjoy better lives, and with a one-on-one consultation, she can help you decide if the CO2RE® Laser or another treatment can give you the results you’re looking for.
The CO2RE® Laser is both powerful and versatile. It can be adjusted to target many different signs of aging, such as:
This is just a selection of the potential applications of the CO2RE® Laser, which has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of over 100 conditions in 10 disciplines including dermatology and gynecology.
One area where CO2RE® Laser treatment excels is the reduction of scars. Many life experiences lead to scars, which remain visible reminders of the past and can carry an emotional burden. Reducing the appearance of scars can help you diminish the past to face the future with more courage and determination.
While the CO2RE® Laser can do all these things, it isn’t always the best choice for every patient who wants treatment of these conditions. During your consultation, Dr. Michelle Reyes will help you decide between the treatment options that can give you the results you’re looking for.
The CO2RE® Laser is a CO2 laser. Initially developed in the 1960s, these are the most powerful continuous-wave lasers. This means that while many lasers have to pulse their power, CO2 lasers can maintain power over time to achieve more significant effects. The laser light is in the infrared range, so you can’t see the laser. Any lights you see from the handpiece are merely for reference or targeting to help us provide accurate treatment.
CO2 lasers are so powerful they can be used in surgery to cut or remove problematic tissue (such as carcinomas). The CO2RE® Laser is an ablative laser treatment, meaning it quickly evaporates the skin, causing a controlled injury that triggers a healing response. This healing response encourages the production of new skin with many youthful characteristics. This includes the presence of more collagen and more uniform coloration.
Because CO2RE® Laser results depend on your body’s healing response, results aren’t visible immediately. Instead, they show up as you recover, taking a few months to reach maximum improvement.
What sets CO2RE® Laser apart is its incredible control and adjustability. With its precise control, the CO2RE® Laser can be used as a superficial treatment, or it can penetrate deeply. At the superficial level, the CO2RE® Laser can help you refresh your complexion, helping you get more glowing skin with more even coloration.
Deeper skin penetration can help improve the texture of the skin and its tone. This targets wrinkles, lines, and sagging. The deepest penetration not only targets wrinkles but can also improve the appearance of surgical and acne scars. This deepest penetration stimulates the most regrowth of tissue, including the generation of more collagen and other vital proteins your skin might produce less of with age.
The CO2RE® Laser has an easy-to-control handpiece. This helps us provide the powerful, predictable results that CO2RE® Laser is famous for.
We can configure the CO2RE® Laser to treat at multiple depths in one pass, so you can get the results you’re looking for with a single treatment.
The CO2RE® Laser is not just a powerful treatment, it’s a popular one. That’s because it offers many benefits, including:
Many laser treatments require a course of treatments to achieve results. However, the CO2RE® Laser can give results with just a single, short treatment in most cases. Depending on the treatment area, the treatment could take about an hour. Although the treatment may take longer than other laser treatments, the total treatment time is shorter because usually only one session is required.
With the CO2RE® Laser, you can see a dramatic improvement of many cosmetic concerns. In some cases, the results are comparable to surgical treatments. These results are long-lasting, and they can be extended with touch-up treatments such as Clear + Brilliant®.
There is some discomfort with CO2RE® Laser treatment, but it is relatively minor. It requires only topical anesthesia — not general anesthesia like some laser skin resurfacing. After treatment, discomfort is comparable to a sunburn.
The amount of downtime related to your CO2RE® Laser treatment depends on the type of treatment. With superficial treatment, you will have no downtime. With more penetrating treatment, you may need to take a few days off. Discomfort and downtime are significantly less than for surgical treatments of the targeted conditions.
Because CO2RE® Laser is a fractional laser treatment, it’s also less invasive than traditional CO2 laser resurfacing. In traditional resurfacing, the laser removes the entire surface layer of the skin. This is associated with significant discomfort, long downtime, and numerous risks, including infection, discoloration, and more.
CO2RE® Laser treatment can achieve some results you might seek from medications or hormone treatments. However, this is a superficial treatment. You don’t have to worry about the side effects and complications of treatment with hormones or medications.
Although CO2RE® Laser is an advanced technology, it builds on decades of work with CO2 lasers. Combined with more recent work on fractional laser treatment, this means we can predict results from CO2RE® Laser treatment with a high degree of accuracy. With CO2RE® Laser treatment, you can get treatment with confidence.
The CO2RE® Laser is a powerful treatment that can achieve great results for the right people. However, it’s not always the best first choice. At The Med Spot in Woodland Hills, Dr. Michelle Reyes is not dedicated to any particular treatment — she’s dedicated to her patients. She wants to match each person with the treatment that will give them the best results so it fits their lifestyle. This means finding the treatment that gives you the results you want and fits in your budgets of time and money.
Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping people in the Calabasas area live better lives since 1997. Over the years, her compassionate and gentle approach has led patients to request she expand her practice, so she now offers a wide range of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and age management techniques. She has also assembled a professional team of like-minded individuals. This helps make The Med Spot a welcoming, safe place. We don’t tell you how to be the best version of yourself — we help you become what you want to be. We are open to your questions, and you are always in control of your treatment. We strive to give you more than great results — we want you to have a great experience.
To learn how we can help you with CO2RE® Laser and other treatments, please call 818-857-4299 or use our online form to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills.