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CO2 Laser Greenville NC

CO2 lasers are now available in Greenville for skin resurfacing. The CO2 laser has been specifically designed to treat crow's feet around the eyes, fine lines around the mouth, acne scars and traumatic scars.

Goldsboro Skin Center PA
(919) 736-0222
Greenville, NC
 
Cameron Langley Smith, MD
(252) 756-3114
314 Kenilworth Rd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1971

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Walter Ray Gammon, MD
(252) 752-4125
1705 W 6th St
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1971

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William Allen Burke, MD
(252) 816-2555
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Nc
Group Practice: Ecu Physicians Brody School Of Medicine

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William A Burke
(252) 744-2207
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Dermatology

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Medstat Center
(919) 736-9699
Greenville, NC
 
Charles M Phillips
(252) 744-1122
1204 E Fire Tower Rd
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Dermatology

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Andrea Waddell, MD
(252) 744-2552
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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O'Neal, Andrea - Eastern Dermatology-Pathology
(252) 752-4124
420 Spring Forest Rd
Greenville, NC
 
Charles Mc Glohn Phillips, MD
(252) 744-2555
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Nc
Group Practice: Ecu Physicians Brody School Of Medicine

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CO2 Laser

CO2 lasers are now available for skin resurfacing. The CO2 laser has been specifically designed to treat:

- crow's feet around the eyes

- fine lines around the mouth

- acne scars

- traumatic scars

The CO2 laser emits a beam of light which generates energy; this heat energy removes the top layers of the skin around the skin line or wrinkle. Depending on the line or wrinkle, the duration and frequency of laser treatment may vary from 2-4 treatments.

The C02 laser has been claimed to be permanent but this is not true. The results of the CO2 last anywhere from 2-5 years. As aging continues, the wrinkles and fine lines do return.

All individuals who undergo the C02 laser must stop using Accutane or Retinoids at least 2-4 weeks prior to the procedure. In addition, sun tanning should be avoided at least 4 weeks before having the procedure.

Those individuals who have had prior attacks of herpetic infections should take acyclovir at least 4-5 days before the procedure.

The CO2 laser is painful and most individuals do require some type of topical anesthetic to numb the area. For those who are having a full facial resurfacing, a general anesthetic may be required

After the CO2 laser treatment, the most common side effects include:

- redness

- swelling

- pain

- dryness

- itching

These side effects usually subside in 48 hours.

A topical ointment is then applied onto the raw skin for the next few days. Following this, a moisturizing cream should be applied to prevent skin dryness

Once the skin has started to heal; one may resume normal activities (2-7 days). However, when going out, sunscreens are highly recommended



Complications
of the CO2 laser include:

- Skin discoloration. In dark skinned individuals, the CO2 laser may cause darkening of the skin which may last anywhere from 3-6 months. In some cases, this maybe permanent.

- Other individuals may develop lightening of the skin. This is rare but unfortunately can be permanent

- Scarring usually occurs when the CO2 laser is used for long periods or when the laser is used to treat infected skin. Individuals who scratch or traumatize the skin after the laser treatment are also prone to scarring.

- In dark skinned individuals, keloids can occur and are hard to get rid off

No matter what type of laser is used to treat wrinkles, the results of treatment are variable. At best, most individual will see a 50-70 % improvement in their facial features. Multiple treatments are required to maintain even this modest benefit.

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