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The skin is changed by many different factors. Acne can scar the skin, leaving behind icepick indents and discoloration. Skin ages, losing elasticity and changing in texture. Fine lines and wrinkles appear, contributing to an older looking face. CO2 laser treatments offer a one-time cosmetic dermatology treatment to improve the overall appearance of the skin, eliminating acne scars, smoothing fine lines and enhancing a youthful skin tone. Our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers fractional CO2 laser treatments for patients at our medical clinic in Manhattan.

CO2 laser treatments use light energy to help resurface and improve the beauty of the skin. Renowned skin expert Dr. Morgan Rabach, our board certified dermatologist, and the rest of our skin care team utilize CO2 laser treatments to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. A one-time CO2 laser treatment can help smooth and fade acne scarring or erase the first signs of aging by inducing collagen production. Our team uses our CO2 laser to offer skin rejuvenation for patients of all skin types and ages.

What is the fractional CO2 laser used to treat?
A fractional CO2 laser treatment addresses the entire face. Specifically, it aims to target the loose skin and fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and lips. Additional improvements are made to skin tone, color and texture.

How long after the procedure will it take to see results?
Patients will begin to see improvements after the initial healing phase, which takes about five days. Improvements will continue for about three months, which is the amount of time it takes for collagen to build up within the skin.

What makes fractional CO2 laser different from traditional CO2 laser treatment?
The fractional CO2 laser is a one-time treatment with a shorter recovery process because the beam formed within the laser is fractionated, thereby only treating a fraction of the skin. Because of this difference, the laser leaves behind healthy and intact skin bridges in-between the treated areas.

How long do the results last?
The results of CO2 laser treatments are permanent.

How many treatments are needed?
A majority of patients will only need one treatment, which is a huge advantage compared to older fractional treatments that require multiple iterations.

Where is the procedure performed?
This procedure is performed in-office and lasts anywhere from 30-50 minutes.

What kind of anesthesia is used for this procedure?
Because the CO2 laser is an ablative laser to target the deepest layers of the skin in order to stimulate collagen production, a topical cream will be used.

Will there be associated pain after the procedure?
There is no associated pain with this procedure; however, patients often experience similar symptoms of a sunburn post procedure.

Will the laser treat acne scars?
Fractional CO2 lasers are an ideal tool for combating acne scarring.

Is it safe for all skin types and colors?
Fractional CO2 is safe for all skin types and colors.

Are all fractional CO2 laser treatments the same?
Because all laser manufacturers have different associated properties, they all differ in energy profiles, and therefore the technique in application will vary. It is important to understand that not all laser treatments will achieve the same results. Because of this fact, patients should address their specific goals prior to their procedure to achieve their desired results.

Do fractional CO2 lasers help with redness of the skin or red spots?
Fractional CO2 lasers do not have the wavelength strength to treat redness, which is often caused by small blood vessels on the surface of the skin. Other lasers would be more appropriate for treating this concern.

Can this be combined with any other procedures?
The CO2 laser can be combined with other surgical procedures, such as a facelift and rhinoplasty.

Are you interested in learning more about CO2 laser treatments for skin resurfacing, wrinkle treatment or to fade acne scarring? Contact us at LM Medical NYC to schedule a laser skin consultation at our facility in Greenwich Village.

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Patient Testimonials

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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