About Candela CO2RE
The Candela CO2RE laser skin resurfacing system is a groundbreaking, nonsurgical procedure that uses pulsating beams of laser light energy to eliminate damaged skin one layer at a time. Not only does the CO2RE fractionated CO2 laser resurface the skin, but it also is a fantastic wrinkle reducer and treatment for tough pigmentation problems. The treatment, available at DeRosa Clinic Plastic Surgery in Palm Beach, FL, is ideal for addressing facial lines and improving skin irregularities, like acne scars, pigmentation, sun damage, and other issues. As an advanced fractional skin resurfacing laser, CO2RE targets the superficial and deeper layers of the skin, allowing treatment to be tailored to individual needs for softer, clearer, younger-looking results. If you are searching for an effective solution for wrinkle reduction, facial blemishes, and other cosmetic concerns, schedule a visit with facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jaimie DeRosa, and her team to learn if CO2RE laser skin resurfacing can meet your aesthetic goals.
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"I went today for a consultation with Doc Derosa and was pleasantly surprised. Doctor Derosa talked me through what I wanted and suggested that I go a less invasive route on account of my skin and how it would take the treatment I originally wanted. She could not have been any more honest or friendly!! I am going back in two weeks to see the esthetician :o) I didn't catch the lady at the front desk's name, but she was also super friendly and professional!!"- A.B. / Yelp / Mar 05, 2020
"I went today for a consultation with Doc Derosa and was pleasantly surprised. Doctor Derosa talked me through what I wanted and suggested that I go a less invasive route on account of my skin and how it would take the treatment I originally wanted. She could not have been any more honest or friendly!! I am going back in two weeks to see the esthetician :o) I didn’t catch the lady at the front desk’s name, but she was also super friendly and professional!!"- A.B. / Yelp / Mar 05, 2020
"The DeRosa clinic is one of my favorite spots in Boston. I schedule visits around Dr. DeRosa and lead aesthetician, Steven Giannetta’s availability. The practice is located centrally on Newbury Street in the heart of Back Bay. The experience is pleasant and effortless from ease of communication with appointment schedulers to greeting when you walk through the doors. The office is gorgeous with natural light shining through the lobby front windows and meticulously kept modern and spacious treatment rooms. Dr. Derosa’s hallmark is enhancement with emphasis on a natural aesthetic. I never feel rushed when speaking with her and that holds true with the rest of her team. Each member of the team shares an attitude of professionalism, excellence and compassion. Although there is not a treatment I have not liked, I am personally obsessed with dermaplanning and the Vi peel. My only complaint is not having a DeRosa clinic in New York...yet."- E.M. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
CO2RE laser skin resurfacing is designed to target common signs of aging and complexion concerns, including sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or redness. This technology can also be effective in smoothing the appearance of rough skin texture, scaly patches, or other irregularities. Laser skin resurfacing may not be suggested for men and women with very dark skin or active acne outbreaks. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the recovery period that follows laser skin resurfacing treatments. Certain patients, based on the condition of their skin, may need up to 2 – 3 weeks to fully recover. Most patients will be back into their regular activities and social events within 1 - 2 weeks.
When a more intense or deeper laser resurfacing treatment is anticipated, you may be given a topical antipigmentation cream, such as 4% hydroquinone, to help reduce the risk of PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). We also over recommend preparing the skin with a topical, such as Alastin's nectar, which gets the skin ready for treatment, to use for 2 -3 weeks before your laser treatment. Always a DeRosa Clinic favorite, a retinoid cream may be used to also prepare your skin, and you will discontiue the use of a retinoid or retinol 2 weeks before your laser procedure. These topical creams used before the laser resurfacing treatment help prepare the skin for maximum results. If you have a history of cold sores and the mouth area is going to be treated, be sure to let your provider know beforehand, since we will want to prescribe an antiviral medication for you to take before and after the laser treatment to decrease the risk of a cold sore outbreak.
Sedative medication may be suggested prior to the treatment to help increase comfort throughout your appointment. If your skin only needs mild correction, a topical anesthesia may be used to numb the specific areas the laser will target. During the CO2RE procedure, we will have you relax comfortably in our treatment chair while the laser is passed over your skin, precisely targeting the designated treatment sites. You will feel the warmth from the laser followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser energy is designed to eliminate damaged skin cells while also stimulating new collagen production.
What to Expect
Immediately after your Candela CO2RE laser resurfacing treatment, your DeRosa Clinic Palm Beach provider will apply an ointment to the treated skin, and then you can return home to recover. The skin will look red, irritated, and possibly swollen, similar to a bad sunburn, but, for lighter skin resurfacing treatments, these effects should subside within a couple of days. If you are receiving a deeper laser skin treatment, your recovery may last for a few weeks. Pain is minimal after treatment, but, if needed, pain medication may be prescribed to minimize post-treatment symptoms and enhance your comfort as your skin heals. UV exposure should be limited after laser skin resurfacing treatments, and sun protection should be applied frequently once your skin is past the initial healing period. For all laser intensities, the skin typically will naturally flake, crust, and peel off. It is important to avoid picking at the skin, as this can cause scarring, damage, and a slower healing response. Once the peeling process is complete, your skin should feel softer and appear younger, clearer, and radiantly rejuvenated.
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A Softer, Clearer Complexion
Candela CO2RE laser skin resurfacing from DeRosa Clinic Plastic Surgery can offer outstanding results for those wishing to fight the signs of aging and enjoy a more youthful, clearer complexion. If you are curious about laser resurfacing and want to hear more about its benefits, or discuss other treatment options, schedule your appointment with Dr. DeRosa or Jessica Zalutko, PA-C at our Palm Beach, FL location today.
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