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What Is the Phoenix CO2?

The Phoenix CO2 Laser is a skin resurfacing device that can treat uneven pigmentation, sun spots, reduce fine lines and coarse wrinkles, help skin texture, lax skin, and acne scarring. Improving your skin so that will look and feel dramatically better than it has in years!

The Phoenix CO2 laser disburses gentle beams of infrared light. The energy is easily absorbed by our water-rich biological tissue. The laser vaporizes the top layers and places heat into our subdermal tissue to stimulate new skin and collagen. With this advanced modern technology, treatments can be tailored to a patient’s specific desires and expectations.

What Can CO2 Treat?

Anyone whose skin shows signs of aging is an excellent candidate for the Phoenix CO2 laser! Specifically, it can treat:

  • Skin Texture

  • Pigmentation

  • Wrinkles

  • Lax Skin

  • Pore size

  • Acne Scars

  • Stretch Marks

What Areas Can It Treat?

The most popular areas includes: face, neck, chest, and hands, although other areas of the body can be treated. Spot treatments are also doable.

What Can I Expect During my Treatment?

CO2 lasers appointments are usually about 1 hour, depending on the area being treated. Topical numbing cream is applied to help with any discomfort. You can expect your skin to be red, textured, and possibly swell. After the treatment-something similar to a sunburn with a brownish tint to the skin as the day goes on. These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process and should improve within a few days. Total healing time is usually 5-7 days, but you should be prepared for the full 7 days.

A topical cream (Aquaphor can be used but we highly recommend Alastin products such as nectar and sooth and protect) will be necessary for the first few days. We will provide the cream fro immediate post care but recommned purchasing the kit prior to your treatment.  New skin may have a red tint and can be covered by makeup once it is healed until your skin regains its former color.

Will one treatment be enough?

Often 1 treatment is enough. Some may require 2-3 treatments 3 months apart.

Are there any contraindications?
  • Malignant or pre-malignant pigmentation

  • known photosensitivity

  • Pregnancy, possibility of pregnancy or breast feeding. 

  • Use of anticoagulation medications

  • Presence of active acne, deep acne pits or picks

  • Bacterial or viral infections

  • Currently on antibiotics or photosensitive medications

  • Cold sores (will need prior acyclovir prior to treatment)

  • Impaired immune systme

  • Must be off Retin-A for 2 weeks prior

  • Have used isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months

  • Scleroderma

  • Diabetes

How much does it cost?

Each treatment varies based on the area treated. Treatment cost range from $2000+​

Before and After 
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