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CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing in Cincinnati Ohio

The CO2 laser skin resurfacing in Cincinnati OH is a state-of-the-art skincare procedure that treats wrinkles, aging skin, fine lines, acne scars, and large pores. CO2RE is the best treatment if you wish to get the most results with one treatment. The minute damage created by CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing forces the body to heal with new and healthy skin by causing collagen and elastin regrowth.

Combat the
sun’s impact

Skin Damage Treatment in Cincinnati

The sun’s UV rays damage our skin more than any other environmental exposure. This damage is cumulative, meaning even if you locked yourself in a dark room for the rest of your life, your skin would continue to age –



continuing to form fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation related to sun exposure. CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing in Cincinnati has the ability to turn back the clock.

Procedure Details

What it Treats
  • Dull skin or sallow complexion
  • Splotchy or uneven skin
  • Sun damaged skin and brown spots
  • Aging skin
  • Fine lines
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Skin laxity
Procedure Time
  • 40 - 60 minutes
Recovery Time
  • 5 - 10 days

How does the co2 laser work?

CO2RE CO2 (carbon dioxide) Laser Skin Resurfacing in Cincinnati is adjusted to the level of treatment desired and the specific needs of the patient. The laser beam removes columns of skin, and then when your body heals and repairs, fresh new skin with more collagen and elastin is made in its place.

Process & Results

Procedure Process

The step-by-step patient experience.

Our practice offers consultations with our Skin Care Specialists.


Upon completing the healing process, results are noticeable in 10 to 14 days. Most patients notice remarkable improvement in their skin after one treatment.

Some patients require 1-3 treatments, usually spaced 8 to 12 weeks apart. This is the only non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment that is able to take “10 years off in 10 days.”

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Step 1

The Consultation

Your complimentary CO2 laser resurfacing consultation will begin with an in-depth skin assessment. We will discuss your individual aesthetic goals and budget. Next, our aesthetic team will carefully explain all of your treatment options, including CO2 laser resurfacing, answering any questions that arise along the way. We will discuss the process, expectations, recovery and any potential side effects of the procedure. Finally, if CO2 laser resurfacing is determined to be the right treatment for your needs, a customized treatment plan will be created, based on your desired results. Pictures are taken to document your transformation.

At this time, we will will also discuss the cost of treatment and all of your payment options. your consultation you will also meet with our physicians to solidify your treatment plan.

Step 2

Treatment preparation

On the day of the procedure, topical numbing cream with be applied to the treatment area. For patients desiring treatment of their eyelids, metal contacts will be placed.

In addition to topical numbing cream, we also offer patients ProNox®. This is a self-delivery nitrous oxide system that significantly assists with any discomfort or anxiety you may have . The gas is completely out of your system after 10 minutes so you can safely drive and resume your normal activities after ProNox® use.

Step 3

Treat the skin

Patients report a quick snapping sensation against the skin with the laser pulses, but overall the procedure is well tolerated. In addition to the topical numbing medication and ProNox®, the Zimmer cooler is utilized for added comfort.

Step 4

POST-procedure treatment

After the laser treatment is complete, Aquaphor will be applied. You will be given detailed post-procedure instructions and a follow up appointment in 2 to 3 days will be arranged.

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How long will it take to recover?

Depending on the level of treatment desired, downtime can be around 5-10 days. In the first 48 hours, the skin will look tan, followed by redness and slight discomfort very similar to a sunburn. Dead skin is sloughed off as new healthy skin emerges. Redness will fade and makeup can be applied toward the end of the first week. Our office has many topical solutions to aid in a quick recovery time and keep your skin healthy and protected. Potential complications of the procedure include: infection, bleeding, and hyperpigmentation. Specific post-care instructions and follow up will be provided to you.days

How quickly will I see results?

You will see improvement in the appearance of your skin immediately after the initial healing phase is complete at about 7 days. The CO2 laser works by making new skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. Final results after 1 treatment of the CO2RE CO2 laser are enjoyed 6 months after the treatment.

What are the risks of CO2RE CO2 laser?

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects. With proper patient selection, the risks of CO2 laser are rare and remote. However, we do discuss the potential risks that have been reported in the medical literature such as skin wound, infection and scarring, hypo and hyper-pigmentation.

Is CO2 skin resurfacing painful?

Discomfort varies on the depth of the treatment. At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, we go above and beyond to ensure your comfort during all of our aesthetic procedures. In addition to topical numbing cream, we also offer patients ProNox®. This is a self-delivery nitrous oxide system that significantly assists with any discomfort or anxiety you may have. The gas is completely out of your system after 10 minutes so you can safely drive and resume your normal activities after ProNox® use. Some patients may request sedative or pain medications for the procedure. Tumescent or lidocaine injections are also used on occasion. After the treatment, most patients describe the post-procedure feeling as sunburn for about 2 hours .

How many treatments are needed to see results?

Typically one laser treatment with C02RE is recommended. However, with deep acne scars, additional treatments may be needed based on your goals and expectations.

How soon after a CO2 laser treatment can I wear makeup?

The skin will peel and flake 5-7 days after the treatment. After the peeling is complete, the underlying redness can be covered with makeup. We recommend using a mineral based makeup.

Can anyone have CO2 laser resurfacing?

No. This is not an appropriate option for dark skinned patients. Morepheus8 RF Microneedling would be a better option for dark skinned patients. CO2RE CO2 laser is not an option for dark skin patients due to the risk of hyperpigmentation (darkening of of the skin). This is also not a treatment for any woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Certain medications can be contraindications as well, including anyone who has been treated with isotretinoin (or Accutane) within the previous 6 months. In addition, if you have any medical conditions that could interfere with healing or a history of cold sores or herpes virus, it is important to tell the aesthetic specialist at our office during your consultation so additional measures can be taken .

Can CO2 laser be used in combination with other treatments?

Absolutely! CO2 laser resurfacing can be performed alone or combined with additional treatments such as dermal fillers (for volume loss), or Botox Cosmetic, for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. PRP (platelet rich plasma ) can be applied immediately after the CO2 laser for an enhanced effect due to the growth factors contained within PRP.

What kind of post-procedure care if required?

Our aesthetic specialists will review with you a detailed plan for your care after the procedure. In general, it will involve using aquaphor a protective barrier until the skin peels. We will also review with you on how to do vinegar soaks for cleaning the skin. Our specialists will also recommend specialized skin care products to enhance your recovery.

Where is this procedure performed?

The CO2RE CO2 laser is one of the latest and greatest in the aesthetics field. Older technologies do require the patient to have general anesthesia for a CO2 laser. With this technology , because of the physics of how the laser beam is delivered, it can be performed in our office under local anesthesia with our ProNox device.

What benefits can I expect?

This is an amazing treatment where patients see significant improvement in their skin after only one treatment. Patients will notice: • Reduces wrinkles, and fine lines • Skin tightening • Improved skin tone and texture • Improved acne and chicken pox scars • Reduced or eliminated sun damage and brown spots • Smaller pore size

How will I look and feel after a CO2RE CO2 laser resurfacing procedure?

The biggest downside of a CO2 laser procedure is the downtime. Most patients will want to stay home for the first 5-7 days after the treatment. Your skin will feel like it is sunburned and hot for the first few hours after the treatment. After the first day your skin will be raw and swollen - particularly around the eyes. For the first few days following treatment your skin will form a ‘micro-crust’ and will have a bronzed appearance. Five to seven days after the treatment, the skin will peel and flake . Your skin will be pink and sensitive for one to three months.

Is there another way to get the same effect?

No. There is no other treatment on the market to give the same types of results as CO2 laser with just one treatment. The CO2 laser is the gold standard for skin rejuvenation and delivers unparalleled results.

How do I prepare for CO2 laser treatment?

Preparation for laser and light-based treatment includes: • Avoiding sunbathing, tanning beds, waxing and any chemical peels or collagen injections for two weeks prior to the procedure • Avoiding Accutane for 6 months • Avoiding Retin-a (tretinoin) and photosensitivity antibiotics (tetracyclines and Bactrim) for 2 weeks. • Taking photographs of treated areas before and after your procedure to evaluate improvement.

How long do the results last?

The final results of the fractional CO2 laser are permanent

Who will perform my laser treatment?

Board certified physicians perform these treatments at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates.

Do you perform the CO2 laser treatment on out-of-town patients?

Yes. Patients fly in routinely to have surgery and laser procedures performed by our physicians and providers . Our office will help you coordinate your visit and stay in Cincinnati, Ohio

It's simple— identify the problem areas of your body and we will recommend the right treatment plan for you.