Fractional CO2 Laser in Greenwich, CT | Dr. Margoles
Rebuild and refresh your skin’s appearance with a fractional CO2 laser treatment. Creams, serums, and topical treatments are ideal for daily skin maintenance, but for stubborn skin problems like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and aging, you may need more powerful solutions. A fractional laser treatment helps the skin to rebuild from within, creating a long-lasting youthful glow and a dramatic improvement to skin quality and appearance.
Dr. Margoles specializes in plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement. Her laser treatments can complement surgical procedures like a facelift or can be excellent on their own as a stand-alone aesthetic procedure. If you’re living in the Greenwich, CT, or NYC areas, contact our office to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic lasers and to discover if this solution could benefit you.
What Is a Fractional CO2 Laser?
Fractional CO2 lasers are one of the most powerful options available for resurfacing the skin and addressing skin concerns. A CO2 laser creates controlled damage within the skin. This damage initiates healing, causing the skin to regenerate and rebuild itself.
As their name suggests, fractional lasers target only a fraction of the skin, systematically creating channels of treated skin surrounding healthy, untreated skin. The untreated skin helps speed the healing process, while the treated skin provides rejuvenating benefits to the entire area.
Fractional lasers can address many different skin concerns. They are a versatile solution to your most pressing skin problems. Dr. Margoles commonly uses lasers to address:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation, skin discoloration, freckles, age spots, and melasma
- Skin laxity and sagging
- Aging skin
Lasers’ versatility makes them an ideal choice for many patients. Come in for a consultation to learn more about fractional laser treatment in Greenwich, CT, and NYC to receive personalized medical advice about your skin and its needs. Personalized treatment is a hallmark of our practice and essential for achieving the best results.
Dr. Sandra Margoles is a board-certified female plastic surgeon operating a private practice in Greenwich, CT. Dr. Margoles’s specialties include breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, facelift, eyelid surgery, and more. Having trained extensively at some of the world’s most esteemed institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Margoles is well-equipped to provide her patients with outstanding plastic surgery results. Above all, Dr. Margoles values her patients’ safety, well-being, and happiness. Learn more about Dr. Margoles’s philosophy, training, and qualifications here.
Fractional Laser With Dr. Margoles: What to Expect on Treatment Day
If you’re thinking about a laser treatment with Dr. Margoles, you may be wondering what to expect. We meet with each potential laser candidate before scheduling treatment, so we can provide more personalized information and advice before your procedure. These generalized guidelines will provide a better idea of what to expect in the meantime.
The laser treatment itself is relatively brief. Depending on the size and complexity of the area being treated, plan on spending 30 to 60 minutes in our comfortable office. You’ll need to wear protective glasses throughout the treatment to shield your eyes from the laser.
Your provider will carefully move the laser handpiece across the treatment area, while zaps of laser energy target specific areas of your skin. As each pulse of energy penetrates your skin, you may feel a quick warming or zapping sensation. Most patients tolerate this easily, and our skilled technicians have several strategies for increasing comfort throughout the procedure. For example, you may benefit from a topical numbing cream to make your session more comfortable.
After treating the entire area, we’ll apply a soothing gel to your skin. You can return home the same day of your treatment to start recovery.
Recovery After a Fractional Laser Treatment
Most patients heal quickly after their laser treatment and return to their regular daily activities within a day or two.
The skin may feel tender initially, like what you may experience when you have a bad sunburn. Peeling, redness, and bronzing of the skin are typical side effects during the healing process.
Dr. Margoles will provide instructions about caring for your skin after your procedure. Patients can contact our office with any questions or concerns during recovery.
Schedule Your Greenwich, CT, Fractional Laser Consultation
Fractional lasers are a powerful tool for addressing skin concerns. If you’re ready to enhance your skin and treat hyperpigmentation, wrinkling, and skin laxity, call Dr. Sandra Margoles. You can reach our Greenwich, CT, office by calling (203) 869-2939.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Treatment in Greenwich, CT
There can be some uncomfortable sensations associated with laser treatment, but our team has many tools available to reduce discomfort and provide a comfortable treatment experience. We can use topical numbing creams and cooling gels to prepare and soothe the skin. Our laser device also has a cooling feature to help keep the skin comfortable throughout treatment. Most patients say the treatment is tolerable and not painful, though they experience a snapping sensation on the skin each time the laser fires.
To ensure accurate pricing, we provide each patient with a detailed quote for their procedure after a consultation with Dr. Margoles. Your laser procedure’s cost will depend on the difficulty of the treatment, the size of the treatment area, and the number of treatments needed.
We can safely use fractional lasers on many parts of the body, but the face and neck are the most commonly treated areas at our practice in Greenwich, CT.
Can I combine my laser treatments with surgical procedures like a facelift? What complementary procedures do you recommend?
Many of our patients use laser treatments to enhance the results of our surgical procedures. While a facelift tightens facial tissues and removes skin, it cannot address skin changes like hyperpigmentation. Lasers can treat thinning skin and pigmentation problems. Laser treatment is an excellent complement to many of our surgical procedures, including facelifts and brow lifts.
The best way to decide which cosmetic treatments may benefit you is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Our CO2 laser is only one of our available treatments. We also offer laser skin resurfacing and treatment with RF microneedling. Call our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Margoles today.
Results from a fractional laser treatment appear quickly (often within 24 to 48 hours) and continue to improve for several months afterward. You should see full results within six months of your final treatment.
After you’ve healed, you likely won’t need to make significant changes to your current skin care regimen, but we stress the importance of regular sunscreen use. Sunscreen helps protect the skin from sun damage, a primary contributor to premature aging. The skin may be more susceptible to sun damage the first few months after a laser treatment.