The outer layer of the skin can develop a number of irregularities from factors including aging, acne, and sun exposure. Childbirth, meanwhile, can have lasting effects on the function and appearance of the vagina. At Fresh Start Aesthetics Med Spa in Phoenix, Mari Contreras, PA-C, uses CO2 laser treatments to give skin a younger, healthier appearance and to perform vaginal rejuvenation procedures. To learn more about how CO2 laser treatments can revive your skin or restore your vaginal health, call or click today.
Skin resurfacing involves using a CO2 laser to precisely remove layers of skin, thereby causing the body to grow new cells while healing. Skin resurfacing can reverse the effects of aging, acne, and sun exposure, leaving skin looking younger, tighter, and healthier. In addition to making skin tighter and more evenly toned, laser resurfacing is an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including:
The CO2RE® laser, which Mari uses at Fresh Start Aesthetics Med Spa, treats the superficial and deep layers of skin simultaneously. This forces your body to induce the process of building new skin more quickly, which means you’ll see a significant change after only a single treatment, with smoother, more even skin. However, you may want to undergo multiple treatments depending on your situation.
Before your resurfacing begins, you’ll receive a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area and minimize your discomfort during the procedure. Afterward, for seven to ten days, the skin will peel and flake, as if you had a sunburn. This natural exfoliation process is necessary to generate new skin cells. Mari will recommend skin care products specifically designed to help the post-procedure recovery process, such as Regenica Repair Complex.
Using the CO2RE Intima® laser, a vaginal rejuvenation procedure can help restore the structure of the vaginal canal, which can become overstretched as a result of childbirth and become looser with age. The Intima can also relieve symptoms such as dryness, itchiness, and a loss of sensation. This noninvasive procedure lasts only 10 to 15 minutes and causes mild to no discomfort. It can result in a tighter vaginal canal and allow for greater function and satisfaction.
Intima is an important breakthrough because it can restore the vaginal canal using CO2 laser technology, producing results that were previously only possible through surgery. Surgical methods require considerable recovery time, including abstaining from intercourse for two months.
Intima treatment, however, is minimally disruptive. You’ll be able to leave the office right after the procedure and can resume normal sexual activity after a week. Even one treatment can produce a considerable improvement in symptoms, though you may need a series of up to three treatments to get the results you’re looking for.
To learn more about how CO2 laser treatment can improve the appearance of your skin or vaginal health, call or click today.