Pixel CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Blending advanced technologies with beautiful results is our focus, and we aim to successfully treat a wide range of skin imperfections with fast results and minimal downtime. We offer our patients Pixel CO2 laser skin resurfacing, a comprehensive treatment to tighten and rejuvenate the aging skin of the face and neck. This is especially effective in thickening and tightening the crepey skin around the eyes and lines around the mouth.
What Can the CO2 Laser Treat?
The Pixel CO2 laser that we use improves a variety of skin-related concerns, such as:
- Scars from trauma or surgeries
- Acne and acne scars
- Wrinkles and lines
- Uneven texture
We use the CO2 laser to treat the aging skin of the face, neck, and décolleté. Our Pixel CO2 laser typically improves surgical scars by 20 – 50% per treatment. We commonly use it to treat various scars of the face and neck, as well as surgical scars from abdominal surgeries or breast surgeries.
Dr. Hartman and our medical team will evaluate your individual skin concerns during your consultation and discuss the treatment options to best address them. If Pixel CO2 skin resurfacing is right for you, we will personalize a treatment plan with you to outline how many sessions you may need and what you can expect during and after treatments.
Women and men seeking a nonsurgical alternative for skin rejuvenation, who are in reasonably good health, and who have realistic aesthetic goals and expectations may be excellent candidates for this procedure.
What is Pixel CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
As one of the most popular and innovative therapies for nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing utilizes controlled beams of laser energy that are emitted directly into aging and damaged skin, improving the thickness, smoothness, and quality of the treated skin.
Fractional skin resurfacing is a newer form of laser skin resurfacing that very rapidly and precisely cores thousands of tiny holes into the skin surface while leaving the skin around each of the tiny holes undamaged. This allows the skin to be effectively rejuvenated but still promotes the treated skin to recover quickly and smoothly.
CO2 (carbon dioxide) is quite simply the “medium” that the device uses to make the beam of this particular laser light. There are many different media (various gases or minerals) used to make lasers, and CO2 is just one of many. CO2 lasers make an energy beam that is attracted to the water in the epidermis, making CO2 lasers especially useful for skin tightening and skin-smoothing treatments.
The CO2 laser energy causes a controlled “injury” to the treated skin, stimulating a natural healing response that causes a production burst of fresher, smoother collagen – the building block in the skin responsible for strength and flexibility. CO2 laser resurfacing increases well-organized collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter skin that continues to improve subtly over the subsequent 90 days.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"Doctor Hartman and staff are excellent. I was very happy because I did not feel pain during my facial treatment. I paid to have CO2 resurfacing done on my face which I have had before. When I arrived I was informed that there was no CO2. Doctor Hartman explained that there is a new machine that does the same as the CO2 treatment but is not as harsh. Although I have notice fine line improvement I believe that the CO2 gets better results for my type of skin. I do realize everyone's skin Is different. What works for some people may not work for me. Overall it was a good experience. Doctor Hartman is amazing and his staff is amazing . They are very professional and know what they are doing. I felt very safe. Next time I will definitely get the CO2 and compare photographs, To see if I notice a difference between the C02 and the new machine.Pictures tell all I take pictures before and after procedures have done."- T.M. / Google / Oct 28, 2020
"My experience with Fine Arts was wonderful but my experience with Dr. Hartman was less than desirable. All the staff from the women at the front reception to the nurse were very kind and went out of their way to make my experience easy and enjoyable. However Dr. Hartman was very brief and more concerned with making videos of himself and sitting at his computer. He hardly took any time to discuss treatments and options with me and did not answer any of my questions. He handed me off to his nurse and hardly gave her any direction for treating me. He was also incredibly rude and dismissive of her when she asked what laser treatments he wanted done and was just in a hurry to get out of the room. I could also hear him being rude and short with other staff when he left my treatment room. Thankfully his nurse was wonderful and gave me a great treatment and answered any and all of my questions. I would absolutely return to her for more treatments but am hesitant to do so because i do not really want to give Dr. Hartman any more of my money because of the way he treats his patients and staff."- W.N. / Google / Feb 28, 2021
"Amazing experience!! - Dr. Hartman is very efficient, kind and knowledgeable. The staff went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. I always had a spot on my forehead that I wanted removed but was always afraid I would be left with a big scar. When I went to Dr. Hartman he told me he was able to remove it and use the CO2 laser resurfacing to minimize the scar. All I have to say it's been 1 month and I love..."- D. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2017
"Dr Hartman is an amazing, board-certified facial plastic surgeon. I've had two surgeries, many laser treatments, PRP, sculpsure and facials over the 5 years as his patient and have been 100% satisfied with all of my results. My husband and I have CO2 laser treatments every December. If the time comes when I need a mini facelift I will trust no one but Dr Hartman to do the work."- M.M. / Facebook / Apr 17, 2021
"Fine Arts Skin and Laser is truly an amazing gift to our community! Dr Hartman and his staff are not only experienced and professional, but they go above and beyond to make their clients for beautiful on the inside and out! I love how great my skin has been looking and feeling since starting the AVST line of skin care products! Amazing difference! Thank you Melissa Moore"- N.M. / Facebook / Apr 17, 2021
Is CO2 Laser Treatment Painful?
For very small treatment areas, such as an incision site or a scar, the treatment can be comfortably done without the need for numbing. For larger treatment areas, a topical cream is usually completely adequate to keep you comfortable. Small injections of lidocaine for tiny nerve blocks may be preferred for sensitive patients or larger treatment areas.
When Will I See Results?
The surface of the skin may be slightly flushed and/or puffy after treatment, which is a good indication that the skin healing process is beginning. Most of these effects typically subside in about 30 minutes while residual signs may persist for up to a week.
In many patients, thousands of tiny, little pinpoint “scabs” may be present for a week, but generally, these are not noticeable to the casual observer. We have many repeat patients who love CO2 laser treatment for its value price and high efficacy and don’t mind the pinkness after the treatment. They usually return to work the next day despite the pinkness.
Once this initial pinkness subsides, patients enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin with subtle improvements over the subsequent 90 days as fresher, better collagen is produced. Depending on your individual condition, multiple treatment sessions may be necessary.
CO2 Laser for Scars
The skin-smoothing properties of the CO2 laser are well-suited to the reduction of incision-site scars and other scars (acne- or trauma-related) of the skin. A 20 – 50% improvement with each CO2 laser treatment is typical.
At our practice, we package all our larger cosmetic rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or brow lift, with Pixel CO2 laser resurfacing. During a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid lift procedure, we apply the Pixel CO2 at the time of the procedure and strategically treat incision sites several times in the subsequent weeks to promote outstanding healing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $650 - $1,050
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2-3 weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location