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CO2 Laser Resurfacing

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Proven to provide dramatic improvements to skin tone and texture, CO2 laser resurfacing is a service designed to promote complete facial rejuvenation. From minimizing the effects of sun damage and aging to smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, CO2 laser treatments can create dramatic results in just one treatment.1 As the gold standard for non-surgical skin rejuvenation, CO2 laser remains the most effective laser treatment on the market. For that reason, our experts at Deep Blue Med Spa are proud to offer this treatment option to appropriate patients in Long Island, Garden City, and NYC, NY.

How Does CO2 Laser Work?

A CO2 laser treatment is a cosmetic procedure that uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to resurface the skin. It is commonly used to treat various skin conditions, such as wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and uneven skin tone. During treatment, CO2 laser energy is applied to the skin using a handheld device. The CO2 laser emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the outer layers of the skin. The heat energy from the laser vaporizes the damaged skin cells, stimulating skin remodeling, collagen contraction, and production, skin tightening, and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin resulting in a younger, rejuvenated appearance.2

woman 30s with flawless skin

Benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing

  • Offers dramatic skin resurfacing in just one treatment
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Reduces the appearance of sun damage and age spots
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of surgical and acne scars

Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing Right For Me?

If you have concerns with visible signs of aging or the texture or tone of your skin, treatment with our state-of-the-art CO2 laser may be appropriate for you. CO2 works to resurface and rejuvenate the skin by precisely targeting the exact depth of skin required to stimulate regeneration and cellular turnover. CO2 is appropriate for men and women of all ages, as its settings can be adjusted for a simple complexion refresher, to deep fractional resurfacing to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.3

man with nice skin

CO2 addresses a wide variety of common skin concerns including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Scars
  • Acne scars
  • Skin laxity
  • Brown spots and redness

What To Expect From CO2 Laser Treatments at Deep Blue Med Spa


  • Consultations for CO2 laser treatment are available at all Deep Blue Med Spa locations.
  • Your provider will discuss pain management options which may include a topical numbing cream and/or ProNox® (a 50/50 combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen).
  • Expect 10-21 days of downtime, depending on your treatment settings.4


  • Redness, swelling, and flaking are normal during the healing process.

FAQs About CO2 Laser Resurfacing

What conditions can be treated with CO2 laser?

CO2 laser treatments are effective for addressing a range of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation irregularities, sun damage, age spots, and uneven skin texture.

Is CO2 laser treatment painful?

CO2 laser treatments can cause some discomfort during the procedure. However, depending on the extent of treatment, general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is often used to numb the treated area, minimizing any potential pain or discomfort.

How long does a CO2 laser treatment take?

The duration of a CO2 laser treatment can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific condition being treated. Generally, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.

What is the recovery time for CO2 laser treatment?

The recovery time for CO2 laser treatment can vary from person to person. Typically, the skin will be red and swollen for a few days to a week after the procedure. Complete healing and the full results may take several weeks to a few months.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with CO2 laser treatments?

While CO2 laser treatments are generally safe, they do carry some risks. Common side effects include redness, swelling, itching, and temporary changes in skin color. In rare cases, there may be infection, scarring, or changes in skin texture.5

How many sessions are required for optimal results?

The number of sessions needed depends on the specific condition being treated and the desired results. In some cases, a single treatment may be sufficient, while others may require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart for optimal outcomes.

Who is an ideal candidate for CO2 laser treatment?

CO2 laser treatments are generally suitable for individuals with fair to medium skin tones. People with darker skin may be at higher risk of pigmentation changes or complications. It is essential to consult with one of our licensed aesthetic specialists to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

How long do the results of CO2 laser treatment last?

The results of CO2 laser treatments are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. The procedure can significantly improve the appearance of the skin, but the natural aging process and sun exposure can gradually diminish the results over time. Maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the desired outcome.

woman with great skin

Interested in CO2 skin resurfacing procedures?

If you are interested in learning more about CO2 laser skin rejuvenation, have questions about treatment, or would like to schedule your consultation in Long Island, Garden City, or NYC, NY, please contact us today.

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1 Stat Pearls. Laser Carbon Dioxide Resurfacing. Available: Accessed June 13, 2023.
2 Stat Pearls. Ablative Laser Resurfacing. Available: Accessed June 13, 2023.
3 Seminars in Plastic Surgery. Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing. Available: Accessed June13, 2023.
4 Cleveland Clinic. Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing. Available: Accessed June13, 2023.
5 Mayo Clinic. Laser Resurfacing. Available: Accessed June 13, 2023.

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