Margaret is one of our theatre nurses, and she recently underwent carbon dioxide laser resurfacing using our Lumenis Ultrapulse carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. The after picture is about 6 weeks post-treatment, and already a significant change can be seen. Margaret has turned back the clock about 10 years, with improvements seen in skin texture, wrinkles, skin tightness (especially around eyes), and pigmentation. The treatment took about 10 days (at home) to recover from, and during this time, the skin was quite red and swollen. The redness gradually faded to the point where it has returned to normal skin colour. This generally takes 1 to 2 months.
Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.