How does the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser work?
The newest generation of pulsed CO2 lasers delivers short bursts of extremely high-energy laser light. This vaporizes the undesired skin tissue one layer at a time, revealing fresh skin underneath. Often referred to as a pulsed CO2 laser, the laser’s highly focused beam enables the dermatological surgeon to gently remove the skin’s surface with a lower risk of scarring and other complications. Healing generally occurs over a two-month period.