During a CO2 treatment thousands of very narrow perforations are created in the skin utilizing a very narrow laser microbeam about the width of a human hair. The laser scans one small area at a time and delivers heat so quickly that the tissue is literally vaporized to remove columns of tissue deep into the layers of skin. This initiates the body’s natural wound healing response which heals the surrounding zone of affected skin by creating new collagen. Within a period of five days post treatment the damaged skin exfoliates and a new layer of skin develops to reveal a smoother, healthier, clearer complexion. Over the next few months a new collagen foundation develops to further improve skin texture and tone, tighten the skin and pull out lines and wrinkles. CO2 offers all of these benefits in a single treatment, with minimal downtime! Deeper wrinkles (particularly those around the mouth) and acne scars may require additional treatment(s).