How eCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Reverses Skin Damage Safely


Skin communicates. It takes part in expressing your emotions when you experience the pleasures of life. Its softness caress the ones you love. It’s the backdrop for the brilliant sets of jewelry that you wear.

Thanks to revolutionary advances in skin renewal technologies, laser skin resurfacing gives you the ability to tell your true story.

It recaptures the healthy radiance and smoothness of the skin that you enjoyed when you were younger and gives you a lasting fresh look.

The eCO2 from Lutronic is one of the most advanced laser skin treatments available and offers the benefits of enhances safety, increased comfort, minimal downtime and lasting results.

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works

The eCO2 laser system combines the deep ablative properties of a carbon dioxide laser—a gold standard in the treatment of wrinkles and skin damage—with fractional technology, which scatters the laser beam into thousands of small treatment zones.

During treatment, a high-energy, therapeutic laser uses micro beams to penetrate the surface of the skin. The laser heats the water in the skin’s surface, causing the moisture and epidermis to vaporize.

At the same time, the laser’s ablative heat penetrates the dermis and immediately promotes the production of collagen, which improves the smoothness, texture and appearance of skin.

The technology built into the eCO2 laser system allows the beams of light energy to create thousands of microscopic incisions that are ideally spaced apart for the most favorable results.

In addition to maximizing heat dissipation in the tissue, the spacing of the micro laser beams makes the skin resurfacing treatment safer and more comfortable, and promotes faster healing and even skin pigmentation.

The eCO2 system gives your doctor the ability to have ultimate precision and control over the density and patterns of the microscopic incisions based on your skin renewal goals and skin type. This versatility allows for complete treatment-related customization and results that look truly natural.

Doctor James Carraway touts that the ECO2 is “…a superior aesthetic laser system with unmatched innovation and style!”

As a stand-alone procedure, it may be an excellent alternative to surgical options. At the same time, this skin resurfacing procedure offers remarkable results when used as part of a combination treatment plan because it delivers the flawless results desired without the traditionally harsh side effects.

The Patient Experience

Laser skin treatments are paramount in reducing the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Skin discoloration and uneven skin tone
  • Sun damage
  • Skin blotches
  • Enlarged pores on the chin or nose

Laser skin resurfacing may not be right for everyone, including those with darker skin, acne, deep wrinkles or excessive skin.

When you schedule a consultation with your doctor, he will examine your skin tone and type, learn more about your goals and needs, and will recommend the optimal treatments for you.

Laser Skin Resurfacing as a Stand-Alone Procedure

On the day of your skin resurfacing treatment with the eCO2 laser system, your doctor may help you feel more comfortable with a numbing cream and/or a safe anesthetic technique that induces twilight sedation.

In addition to minimizing pain and helping you feel relaxed, twilight sedation speeds your post-procedure recovery time so you can go home on the same day.

In general, the laser skin resurfacing takes between 15 and 60 minutes to complete, depending on the scope of the procedure and the amount of skin treated.

During the procedure, the doctor brings a wand to the targeted areas of your skin that emits energy in the form of small laser beams. The treated skin will look red and may feel like a sunburn. Some pinpoint bleeding is also normal.

The downtime that you experience after a laser skin resurfacing procedure depends on the intensity of the treatment and can last between one to seven days. It’s normal for the skin to peel for up to seven days, and you can usually wear makeup within five to seven days.

Because the eCO2 laser system is so effective, patients usually only need a single treatment. In addition, it takes as little as a couple of days to see the results of this procedure.

Since the treatment stimulates the production of new collagen deep in the tissue, you’ll see ongoing improvements in your skin for up to 12 months and the results will last several years.

Laser skin resurfacing safely generates glowing, healthy skin so you look as phenomenal as you feel. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tzikas to learn more about how the eCO2 system can transform and rejuvenate your skin.