CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Remove signs of aging with this innovative skin resurfacing treatment.

A Comment from
Dr. Hicks

The CO2 Laser along with medical grade skincare products is my very favorite treatment for aging skin! Short of surgery, it is the best treatment you can give your skin to turn back the hands of time! One CO2 Laser is approximately equivalent to 3 of the lighter Erbium laser treatments for reduction if fine lines and wrinkles with one third of the downtime!


Pixel Perfect

Fractionated CO2 is the latest technology for facial rejuvenation and our experience here at Avé has been WOW!! This cutting edge laser delivers REAL results with minimal downtime! This laser is excellent at reducing fine lines, improving texture, and tightening the skin.


The CO2 laser is a fractionated laser that focuses tiny columns of laser energy into the skin of the face and neck to tighten and smooth the skin. This precision laser makes thousands of microscopic perforations which stimulates new collagen to grow.

The new collagen improves your skin texture and tone to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around each of these perforations remains intact, which allows the skin to heal from the edge of these holes very rapidly.

CO2 laser can be used on the whole face to turn back the hands of time 5-10 years! This is an excellent treatment –the BEST treatment—for around the eyes to minimize the fine lines that form there.

We have also used it with great success around the mouth for lip creases and in the cheeks for deep acne scarring. A series of three treatments may be needed to improve deep scarring. The CO2 Laser can also be used at a reduced power setting for the chest area.

Treatments may take 1-2 hours depending on the area. Local and topical anesthesia is used so the treatment is relatively comfortable. The skin feels like a sunburn for a day or two and is red and scaly with some swelling for 7-10 days.

Most people will take off some time from work, but some choose to return to work even the next day! Makeup can be applied on about day 5 which can help to cover up the redness. Although you will see immediate improvement, the skin will continue to tighten over about 4-6 months after treatment!