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Baby CO2 Laser in Tampa & The Villages, FL

By Dr. Richard Castellano, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
The Baby CO2 treatment laser is a gentle laser treatment offered exclusively at ImageLift®. For patients with light to moderate signs of aging, it can be an effective rejuvenation treatment with little to no downtime. Dr. Castellano and the rest of our team are proud to offer the Baby CO2 treatment and other laser treatments to the residents of Tampa Bay. With locations in Tampa and The Villages, we’re proud to serve the residents of St. Pete, Avilla, Ocala and the surrounding areas of Central Florida.
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What is the Baby CO2 Treatment?

The Baby CO2 treatment is a gentle laser treatment that uses the CO2 laser at a lower setting. The CO2 laser is considered the gold standard in laser resurfacing because of the dramatic skin rejuvenation benefits that it offers. However, traditional CO2 laser treatments can require several weeks of downtime, which some patients may want to avoid. With the Baby CO2 treatment, patients can still enjoy improvements in complexion, lines, and wrinkles with almost no downtime. The treatment can be used for areas that include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Decolletage

Is the Baby CO2 Treatment Right for Me?

While the Baby CO2 treatment is quite gentle in comparison to other laser treatments, it may not be suitable for all skin types. Currently, we only recommend this treatment for Fitzpatrick skin types I through III. Otherwise, the Baby CO2 treatment still offers similar benefits to the CO2 laser treatment, but with less downtime. This generally makes it a good option for patients who are seeking to improve complexion, fine lines, and wrinkles without extensive periods of downtime. However, the best way to determine if the Baby CO2 treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Castellano at ImageLift® to discuss your skincare needs and treatment goals in person.

What Are the Benefits of the Baby CO2 Laser Treatment?

The Baby CO2 laser offers many benefits, including:

  • Improves skin complexion
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Requires little to no downtime
  • Results in as little as one treatment
  • Safe for Fitzpatrick skin types I-III

What Should I Do Before a Baby CO2 Treatment?

The most important consideration before a Baby CO2 laser treatment is to avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen in the weeks prior. You should also avoid using any medications that cause increased sun sensitivity. These precautions will keep your skin hydrated and minimize the risk of complications during your procedure.
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What is the Baby CO2 Laser Treatment Like?

To begin your Baby CO2 treatment, we’ll cleanse the treatment area and provide you with protective goggles. The treatment is quite gentle, so no anesthetics are necessary. You may feel sensations of warmth or prickling in the skin as the laser is administered to the treatment area, but it is not painful. A single treatment session may take as little as 20 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.

Is There Any Downtime After Baby CO2 Laser Treatment?

There is almost no downtime required after Baby CO2 treatments, and any significant side effects are rare. Typically, patients can expect 2-5 days of redness in the skin, similar to a bad sunburn. You may want to take some off of social activities while the skin’s appearance returns to normal. While the skin heals, we recommend wearing sunscreen and avoiding excessive exposure to sunlight, as well as avoiding any activities or skin care products that may further irritate the skin. We’ll also provide you with specific post-treatment instructions that include the use of various skincare products and routines to facilitate the healing process.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from the Baby CO2 Laser Treatment?

The results from your Baby CO2 will become visible gradually, as the skin slowly remodels itself in the weeks following treatment. While you may notice results in as little as one treatment, we may recommend a series of 2-3 treatments depending on your skin type and your cosmetic goals. Improvements in skin complexion typically occur in fewer treatments, while reducing wrinkles and lines may require more treatments for best results.

How Do I Start My Baby CO2 Laser Treatment Journey?

To get started with Baby CO2 laser treatments, contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Castellano’s team of Patient Care Advisors and determine if the Baby CO2 laser is right for you. We’ll customize a treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and answer any questions you might have. ImageLift® has office locations in The Villages and Tampa, Florida, where we welcome patients from Marion Oaks, Davis Island, Hyde Park and the surrounding areas of Tampa Bay.