CO2 Laser Resurfacing

What is carbon dioxide laser resurfacing?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure used to rejuvenate the skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, age spots, and other skin imperfections. It involves the use of a high-energy beam of light, emitted by a carbon dioxide laser, to remove layers of damaged skin tissue.

During the procedure, the laser precisely targets the outer layers of the skin, causing them to vaporize. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing response, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. As the skin heals, it becomes smoother, firmer, and more youthful in appearance.

CO2 laser resurfacing is typically used to address a variety of skin concerns, including:

1. Wrinkles and fine lines: The laser removes damaged skin cells, smoothing out wrinkles and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

2. Scars: CO2 laser resurfacing can minimize the appearance of scars from acne, surgery, or injury by promoting new collagen growth and remodeling the skin’s surface.

3. Uneven skin tone and texture: The procedure helps to even out skin tone and texture by removing damaged outer layers and stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

4. Sun damage and age spots: The laser targets and removes sun-damaged skin cells and age spots, revealing fresher, more youthful-looking skin.

5. Skin tightening: CO2 laser resurfacing can also help tighten loose or sagging skin by stimulating collagen production, resulting in a firmer, more lifted appearance.

Overall, CO2 laser resurfacing can provide significant improvements in the appearance and texture of the skin, leading to a more youthful and radiant complexion.

Treatment Description

Co2 Laser Resurfacing

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing treatments are used for a variety of purposes in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. We will find 7 uses of CO2 laser resurfacing.

  1. It is effective in Wrinkle reduction specially around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.
  2. Laser resurfacing can help improve the appearance of scars caused by acne, surgery, or injury by stimulating collagen production and remodeling the skin.
  3. It can repair skin that is damaged by Sun and uneven pigmentation.
  4. CO2 laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production, which can lead to tighter, firmer skin, particularly in areas prone to sagging such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck.
  5. This can improve skin texture by smoothing out rough areas and promoting the growth of healthier, more youthful skin cells.
  6. CO2 laser resurfacing can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
  7. In some cases, CO2 laser resurfacing may be used to remove precancerous skin lesions or actinic keratoses.

How does the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure occur?

Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is usually performed by an expert who knows the procedure very well. Using local anaesthesia on the patient’s affected areas to neutralise that spot. and they are also using a combination of sedative medications given orally or through a vein. Then use the carbon dioxide laser beams that penetrate the upper skin layer and reach the dermis. and then it creates the tiny microscopic areas that are damaged, and there it regulates collagen production. and next is all on the body, which will recover itself. Mainly CO2 lasers are combinations of three gases.

  • 10–30% of CO2
  • 10–30% of nitrogen
  • Helium

The CO2 laser resurfacing procedure uses carbon dioxide and laser technology at the same time to remove the damaged skin surface and restore the youthful appearance you lost. This type of laser resurfacing removes the epidermis and heats the dermis. This stimulates the growth of new fibres. Once the epidermis starts to heal and regrow, You can find clear and youthful skin. It has both ways, which are illustrated below:

  • Use of ablative lasers
  • Use of non-ablative lasers

In both types, a little difference occurs. One is traumatising the skin and the other is not doing it. Somehow, one is more effective and another is less effective respectively. The choice is fulfilled by the professionals as per your skin requirements and health standards permit them to do so.

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Co2 Laser Resurfacing

The pros and cons of CO2 laser resurfacing : 

As every possibility has two aspects, this treatment has some pros and cons. Let’s inspect it carefully.


  • Reduce the pigmentation.
  • Lessen the visibility of acne scars.
  • stimulate collagen and restore elasticity.
  • Erasing the deep wrinkles.
  • Long lasting treatment results


  • Painful and uncomfortable.
  • Hyper pigmentation chances in some cases
  • Pre and post treatment conditions to follow
  • Not able to be socially active during healing time.

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Does CO2 laser resurfacing really work?

Yes, CO2 laser resurfacing works and is a proven treatment for various skin conditions. This process can effectively reduce wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and sun damage.

Overall, CO2 laser resurfacing is widely recognized as an effective treatment option. Still, individuals should consult with dermatologists or aesthetic practitioners to determine if it’s suitable for their specific needs and to discuss potential risks and benefits. At Estetika Clinic you can find such professionals who will consult the following things,

  1. If it’s suitable for your skin.
  2. How much time do you need to recover?
  3. Pre and post-treatment precautions.

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Treatment Prices

How much does CO2 laser resurfacing cost in UK?

Please find the price details of Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing handled by an Aesthetics practitioner.

Treatment Area Single Session 3 Session Package
Partial Face (Around Mouth / Smokers Lines, Cheeks, Forehead or Under Eye) £550 £1320 (Save £330)
One Area (An area consisting of one of the following: Face, Neck, Decolletage, Eyes or Hands) £750 £1800 (Save £450)
Two Areas (An area consisting of two of the following: Face, Neck, Decolletage, Eyes or Hands) £950 £2280 (Save £570)
Three Areas (An area consisting of three of the following: Face, Neck, Decolletage, Eyes or Hands) £1150 £2760 (Save £690)
Four Areas (An area consisting of four of the following: Face, Neck, Decolletage, Eyes or Hands) £1350 £3240 (Save £810)
Five Areas (An area consisting of five of the following: Face, Neck, Decolletage, Eyes and Hands) £1500 £3600 (Save £900)
Madonna Eye Lift £500 £975 (Save £525)
Full Face Skin resurfacing CO2 + RF £850 £2040 (Save £510)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Co2 Laser Resurfacing is a carbon dioxide laser which precisely removes deep outer layers of damaged skin and stimulates the regeneration of healthy skin underneath. It treats fine to moderately deep wrinkles, photo damage, scarring, skin tone, texture, crepiness and laxity.

We ensure that our patients are comfortable throughout the whole procedure. This is the most invasive laser treatment that we have today.

CO2 can be treated in specialised areas, such as the eyes and around the mouth. However, the most popular areas to treat are the full face and neck sections.

The real improvements from a CO2 laser treatment can be seen for many years after treatment. Results can be prolonged with the correct skincare maintenance.

A CO2 laser treatment is not recommended for patients who are currently taking Accutane. Those with a history of difficulty healing are not candidates, nor are those with bleeding disorders.

The healing time after CO2 laser resurfacing can vary depending on the depth of the treatment and individual factors such as skin type and overall health. Deeper CO2 laser treatments, which penetrate more layers of the skin, may require a longer healing time of 1 to 2 weeks. During this time, the skin may continue to be red, swollen, and may also develop some crusting or peeling as it heals.

Before & After

Here you can view some before and after photos of people who have received the CO2 Laser Resurfacing

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