So you’re considering skin resurfacing? With so many options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at two of the options: a CO2 laser vs. a Picoway Resolve.
But first, what is skin resurfacing, really? Skin resurfacing essentially is a treatment that helps to treat skin irregularities, whether it be fine lines and wrinkles or pigmentation and age spots. The end goal is always the same, it’s how you choose to get there that will differ, depending on the type of technology you choose to go with. With any treatment you choose, always keep one thing in mind: with realistic expectations, you will get realistic results.
The CO2 laser, also known as fractional carbon dioxide laser, is one of the earliest methods to be developed, with little tweaks and advancements added over the years. It works by using a laser beam to remove the skin, layer by layer. It’s a super aggressive laser with loads of downtime attached to it because it has to remove layers of your skin to achieve the desired results. Meaning that week that could have been on a beach will instead be spent in a bed with ice packs, oozing and vaseline. Being such a powerful laser, it can be a very effective treatment in properly trained hands, but is it worth it?
With our busy lives, do you really want to sacrifice a week to heal from a cosmetic treatment?
Well, have you heard about the new kid in town, the Picoway Resolve? It’s still a fractional laser so it is still giving you the results you want, but with an upgraded method. The Picoway Resolve is a picosecond laser with holographic technology, meaning NO DOWN TIME! You read that correctly, as with this new technology, the laser is able to reach into the dermis without affecting the top layer of skin. That means you can achieve the results you want without having to take weeks off of work.
With each treatment, remember to have realistic expectations. Just because one is more aggressive does not mean you get better results. As with anything, there is no “miracle treatment”. You have to choose the treatment that best suits your needs.