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Gunnar Bergqvist MD
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CO2RE Laser Erie

What is CO2RE?

CO2RE is the versatile fractional CO2 system that enables your physician to precisely target and effectively treat the skin’s surface, middle and deep dermal levels, plus perform traditional CO2 resurfacing and laser excision of lesions.

This treatment is lighter, faster, and a more versatile solution for skin resurfacing, traditional ablation and minor dermal excisions. CO2RE has the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision-control over the intensity, pattern and depth of ablation.

Experience dramatic improvement:

  • Skin tone & texture
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age Spots

How do I know if CO2RE treatments are right for me?

Ideal candidates for CO2RE are in their 30’s or older with skin damaged by exposure to the sun, age spots, fine lines, discoloration, rough texture and other skin imperfections. It is ideal for anyone seeking younger looking skin without the long downtime associated with conventional resurfacing procedures.

What is the CO2RE procedure like?

You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but the anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable. For more aggressive, higher powered treatments, your practitioner may recommend a subcutaneous anesthetic, oral pain relievers and/or sedatives during the treatment session. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.

Is CO2RE safe?

Yes. You should speak with your practitioner about your complete medical and skin history to minimize the potential for any negative reactions.

How many CO2RE treatments will I need?

Generally you will see the difference you want after only one treatment. In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. The age spots and uneven textures will start to show immediate improvement.

How long will the results last?

The durability of CO2RE results approaches that of surgical procedures. However, there are a number of variables that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age and how you care for your skin after treatment.

What can I expect after my procedure?

Immediately following the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. You can expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days.

Do I need to take any special precautions after treatment?

Your practitioner may recommend a short course of antibiotics to minimize any risk of infection. Use of a moisturizer and sunscreen is recommended during the healing process and for the weeks and months following treatment.

Are CO2RE treatments covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Please consult your insurance carrier for more details.

How much do treatments cost?

Cost depends on the area being treated, the condition being treated, and the aggressiveness of the treatments themselves. Speak with your practitioner to create a treatment plan to meet your personal needs.

Before & After Photos

Photos Courtesy of E. Victor Ross, M.D.
After = 4-7 days Post Treatment

3 weeks post treatment Photo courtesy Steven Eubanks, M.D.

7 weeks post treatment Photo courtesy Steven Eubanks, M.D.

7 days post treatment Photo courtesy Craig Mezrow, M.S., M.D., FACS

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