Revitalize Your Complexion

Laser technology has come a long way over the past decade, becoming more powerful and requiring less recovery time than ever before. Skin quality is a major part of facial rejuvenation, and an area that can’t be improved with surgery. Many skin-enhancing treatments exist, but laser treatments continue to be one of the most versatile options.

What can Co2 Tetra Laser Treatments Do?

Co2 Tetra Laser treatments are an excellent way to address a multitude of skin concerns. Dr. Elizabeth Chance commonly uses this advanced technology at her practice, C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Charlottesville, Virginia, because this powerful treatment:

  • Erases surgery scars
  • Stimulates collagen for firmer, more youthful skin
  • Improves skin texture, evens skin tone
  • Minimizes sun damage, fine lines/wrinkles, acne scars
  • Lightens dark spots on the skin and under the eyes
  • Reduces pore size
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The Co2 Tetra Laser For Scar Removal

Dr. Chance takes your surgical incisions very seriously. In addition to developing her own custom surgical techniques to minimize scarring, she urges patients to take good care of their incisions to remove all ‘tells’ that they had a surgical procedure. One of the best ways to reduce and even erase surgical scars is the Co2 Tetra Laser treatment. With repeat sessions, scars can fade away completely.

How Does Co2 Tetra Laser Treatment Work?

Co2 Tetra Laser treatment uses heat generated by high-energy light waves to remove damaged skin and stimulate the production of new, healthier skin cells. The light waves are dispersed into many small beams that allow Dr. Chance to treat precise areas while leaving healthy tissue untouched. Co2 laser treatments of the past caused significant discomfort and required dedicated recovery time. The revolutionary Co2 Tetra Laser changed all that. 

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What Happens During A Co2 Tetra Laser Session?

Before treatment is even scheduled, Dr. Chance creates a treatment plan to map out the specific areas that need attention.

Once a Co2 Tetra Laser treatment session is underway, Dr. Chance uses a specialized tool to direct Co2 laser beams to the target areas. A session can vary in length based on how much surface area needs to be covered and the degree of correction needed. When appropriate, a topical numbing agent can ward off any discomfort.

When Should I Pursue A Co2 Tetra Laser Treatment?

Treatments can be done anytime in the C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics medical spa, or after a facelift, fat grafting, or eyelid lift to help improve the skin simultaneously while healing from surgery. Winter is also an ideal time to pursue Co2 Tetra Laser treatments when sun exposure is at a minimum.

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What Is Recovery Like After a Co2 Tetra Laser treatment?

Though no downtime is necessary, recovery from Co2 Tetra Laser treatment is typically 7-10 days. Directly after your treatment, a cooling agent will be used to mitigate any redness or skin roughness that might occur. Expect your skin to feel mildly sunburnt for the next few days. 

Protecting your skin from the sun is always important, but after laser treatments you need to take extra precautions. Stay out of direct sunlight, cover your face with wide-brimmed hats, and use medical-grade sunscreen to keep your skin safe.

What Results Can I Expect After The Procedure?

Glowing, luminous skin is the hallmark of youth and the most obvious benefit of Co2 Tetra Laser treatments. Patients will also see a significant reduction in the appearance of scars, skin blemishes, and fine lines and wrinkles. Results will be apparently directly following a session, though most patients require more than one session for optimal results. 

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Why Choose C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics?

Dr. Chance and her professional, kind team provide world-class care with small-town charm. The all-woman team at C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is dedicated to patient-forward care, a modern approach to anti-aging that pairs patient education and white glove concierge care. 

Dr. Chance and her staff make every aspect of your rejuvenation journey smooth and easy. In addition to expert care, C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is an all-woman team who know what it’s like to face the pressures of aging. Contact C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics to schedule your consultation today!

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