Glowing Skin Without the Downtime!
We have often touted the benefits of our CO2 fractional laser treatments and with good reason! The fundamental goal of the treatments is to replace damaged skin with new, fresh, healthy skin but doing that required some downtime.
Up until now, we had only four options available: PSS Weekend Refresh Peel, ACTIVE FX, DEEP FX and TOTAL FX. While everyone loved the end results, many patients just weren’t able to take the necessary downtime for their skin to heal. Which at the minimum was four days for the weekend fresh and up to seven days for the others. With that in mind, our team set out to find a solution – provide the dramatic results without the downtime.
After much research and experimenting, we are proud to introduce two new, gentler, yet still effective CO2 treatments: Buff & Shine and the Buff & Boost. These two treatments require little to no downtime and provide excellent results. You also have the option to do a series of treatments to achieve the dramatic results that the more aggressive CO2 treatments provide but without the downtime.
Buff & Shine:
Combining the effects of epidermal leveling and CO2 to refine texture, increase collagen production, break-up pigment, and leave your skin glowing. When done in a series of treatments, it is perfect for addressing more serious issues with your skin. As a one-time treatment, it is a great refresher before a big event.
Buff & Boost:
A combination of CO2 and the topical application of a collagen generator to address acne scarring. The collagen generator that has shown the best results with is one that is typically used as an injectable treatment. When applied topically after the CO2 treatment, which opens the channels in the skin, the product penetrates all over and begins to generate collagen all over and more quickly. We initially saw this treatment at the Las Vegas Cosmetic Show and wanted to bring it back and try it ourselves. We have found that optimal results are achieved when you do a series of three treatments.
Both treatments utilize the “Deep” handpiece from the DEEP FX and Total FX CO2 treatments. This handpiece has the smallest spot or laser treatment size at only .12mm. Our board-certified Registered Nurses set the energy/intensity at the lowest level and will not overlap the laser on the skin surface. This minimizes the trauma to the skin and the required healing time. Some patients appeared dry and had slight swelling and redness for a day or two.
If you have always wanted to have a CO2 treatment done but didn’t want to commit to the downtime. Or if you didn’t think you had time before that big event, these are the treatments for you.