Skin Resurfacing, Rejuvenation and Tightening
Our practitioners have collectively performed thousands of Fully Ablative and Fractional Co2 DOT Laser treatments on face, neck and body areas and across skin types.
Ageing, sun, acne and busy lifestyles are not kind to our skin. The natural regeneration of skin cells and collagen slows down causing wrinkles, pigmentation, age-bumps and a decline in youthful plumpness and glow. Whilst sunscreen and moderation helps, no creams or peels can improve the long-term quality of your skin… you need something MUCH stronger for that!
- Long term results
- Dramatically improve skin texture
- Plump scar tissues
- Lighten dark pigments
- Smoothen fine lines
- Short procedure, 10 minutes to 1 hour
After Co2 Laser treatment, skin tightening and clarity are often observed immediately following recovery, but the full results take up to 6 months with the remodelling of new collagen and continues for up to one year.
In many cases, noticeable improvement in complexion is achieved with a single session. However, mature skins and patients with wrinkles, skin laxity or acne scars will require a series of treatments spaced at least one month apart. This will be explained during consultation.
The growth of fresh new skin plus the regeneration of healthy collagen results in a smoothing of fine lines, plumping of scar tissue and the clearing of pigment, providing a more youthful and fresher complexion.
To maintain your good results, it is possible to have a refresher Co2 DOT treatment every year or so. Other things you can do to extend your skin rejuvenation include:
- Follow the recommended post-treatment care precisely
- Wear sunscreen daily and avoid direct sunlight for extended periods
- Adopt a daily skin regime appropriate for your skin type and condition
- Eat a healthy diet
- Stop smoking and moderate alcohol consumption
Co2 Laser explained
The procedure delivers heat via thousands of tiny microbeams or DOTs that penetrate into the skin and trigger a natural healing process that forms new healthy collagen. By delivering the laser energy in fractionated DOTs surrounded by unaffected skin, rather than to the whole skin surface, the treatment is less intense and healing is much more rapid than traditional laser resurfacing. However, it may require multiple treatments for desired results, depending upon the intensity of each treatment.
The Fractionated Co2 DOT Laser technology enables accurate selection of all the operating parameters, modulating treatments in line with the characteristics of the patient and the target tissues. Your procedure will be customised to your skin type and condition to obtain the best results for you. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as acne scars on the cheeks, fine lines around the mouth and even sebaceous spots and bumps.
EYES & MOUTH package – common for crepey skin and fine lines
$1,250 for light treatment with topical anaesthetic only (numbing cream).
$1,650 with local anaesthetic nerve block injected by Doctor – which is our recommendation as it allows for a stronger treatment that yields better results, and this approach makes it a more comfortable treatment experience compared to no nerve block.
FULL FACE package – for complete facial skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and skin resurfacing
$1,500 light treatment with topical Anaesthetic only (numbing cream).
$1,950 with local anaesthetic nerve block injected by Doctor – which is our recommendation as it allows for a stronger treatment that yields better results, and this approach makes it a more comfortable treatment experience compared to no nerve block.
Save $650 as a combined package.
NECK package – combining RF Microneedling and Co2 Laser
- For ultimate skin tightening and resurfacing combined to rejuvenate the skin on the neck.
- Combining two state of the art technologies utilising unique benefits of both, leading to skin tightening and fresh new skin.
$1,800 with local anaesthetic nerve block injected by Doctor – which is our recommendation as it allows for a stronger treatment that yields better results, and this approach makes it a more comfortable treatment experience compared to no nerve block.
$1,800 (valued at $2,050 if treatments are purchased individually)
Frequently asked questions
What will my Co2 Laser experience be like?
Co2 Laser is an advanced cosmetic procedure, so a consultation is essential to understand your desired outcomes and assess your suitability. If your skin is deemed unsuitable for fractional laser, alternative treatment options will be recommended to you.
You may be prescribed a topical retinoic acid or pigment inhibiting cream to prepare your skin pre-treatment. Co2 Laser stimulates your skin tissue, so if you’re prone to cold sores, anti-viral medication can be prescribed for pre and post care to prevent breakouts.
Numbing cream is applied prior to the Co2 Laser resurfacing treatment commencing, with other methods of pain relief available upon request under doctor supervision. Cold-packs will be used post treatment to help dissipate the heat and provide comfort.
The procedure is performed in our clinic, and takes between 30 minutes and 1.5 hour, depending on the area and skin condition being treated.
You’ll be able to drive home after the treatment but should avoid direct sunlight and active skin care until your skin is fully healed. Comprehensive post care guidelines will be given to you, so you can refer to them at home.
How long will my fractional laser results last?
Optimal results will occur 3 to 6 months after your Co2 laser treatment, and new collagen will continue to form for up to a year. Skin tightening and clarity are noticeable immediately after your skin has fully healed. Mature skin types, scarring and stretchmarks may require a series of treatments spaced around one month apart. This will be determined and explained to you during your consultation.
How much does Co2 Laser resurfacing cost?
The cost of Co2 Laser depends upon the nature of your skin condition and the size of the area you’d like treated. This will be determined and explained to you during your consultation.
Am I suitable for fractional Co2 Laser?
You’re suitable for fractional Co2 Laser if you don’t have any of the following contra-indications:
- Tanned or darker skin types
- Cancerous lesions
- Request for a treatment with zero downtime
NB: If you’re prone to cold sores, anti-viral medication will be prescribed for pre and post care to prevent breakouts.
How is the Co2 Laser beneficial for tightening skin and rejuvenation?
Co2 Laser is the premium medical device available for tightening skin, reducing wrinkles, and stimulating collagen. It can be used around the eye area, and noticeably improves overall skin texture. Results vary, and more than one session may be recommended in your consultation for desired outcomes to be achieved.
How is the Co2 Laser beneficial for acne and surgical scarring?
Co2 Laser can be used to soften and flatten acne, surgical and other scarring using narrow beams and short pulses that stimulate new collagen and tissue regeneration. Residual erythema (redness) is common but will fade or can be reduced faster with our vascular laser (Excel V) if desired. Silicone gel is applied post laser to enhance healing. Results vary, and more than one session may be recommended in your consultation for desired outcomes to be achieved.
How is the Co2 Laser beneficial for stretchmarks?
Stretchmarks or striae are a form of scarring on the skin that can present with a white or red colour and some atrophy. Stretchmarks are best treated with different modalities depending on their appearance and history.
At Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine, we can utilise a vascular laser like our Excel V to target the redness in stretchmarks followed by a regeneration treatments such as, Co2 Laser, Morpheus8 RF microneedling, and SkinPen microneedling to assist in the reduction of stretch mark appearance.
To find out more about how we can help reduce the appearance of your stretchmarks, book in for a Co2 Laser consultation with our Dermal Clinician.
What tissue can Co2 Laser treat?
The Co2 fully ablative laser treatments tend to be restricted to the face and, despite the downtime, still produce exceptionally good results. The reason it is so successful on facial skin is due to the greater density of sebaceous glands and other deep tissue structures, which allow healing from below. Other parts of the body do not have the same tissue structure as the face and will not heal as well from full ablation. The DOT laser technique allows healing to occur from the remaining intact skin between each DOT – this has enabled us to treat almost any skin on the body.
Very recent technological advancements in the Co2 DOT Laser (the V2LR) are now enabling us to treat mucousal surfaces, with the same exceptional, long-lasting results. The V2LR laser offers the unique “D Pulse” specifically designed for mucosal surfaces. It has a very brief (60 millionths of a second) high-energy pulse, which “drills” a very neat hole into the tissue to a depth of 1 – 1.5mm.
Then, there is a longer, lower energy pulse that heats deep down into the tissue and stimulates the formation of new collagen.
Interested in Co2 Laser for Skin Resurfacing or Skin Rejuvenation?
We welcome you to Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine Sydney for a consultation with our cosmetic practitioners, who'll tailor a treatment plan specific to your concerns and desires.