For patients wanting a more youthful appearance, a popular choice is a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Peel.
Dr. Rivela’s top-notch surgical skills make him one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in practice. With his Woodland office just 30 minutes north of downtown, Dr. Rivela sees patients from all over the Greater Houston area.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Peel reduces skin irregularities, such as acne scars and blemishes helps to give your skin a more youthful, healthy appearance. If too much time in the sun, acne or aging has left your skin with wrinkles, lines, blemishes, scars, or blotches, the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Peel may help to counteract these problems.
Using concentrated, pulsing beams of light, Dr. Rivela removes skin layer by layer. Known as a laser peel, laser vaporization, or lasabrasion the procedure allows new skin cells that form during healing to produce a tighter, younger-looking skin appearance. The procedure is often used along with other cosmetic procedures.
Your consultation in Woodland is one-on-one time with Dr. Rivela to talk about your medical history, discuss options, ask questions, and have him design a personalized plan for your cosmetic procedure. You are provided an opportunity to interact to ask and answer questions allowing him to set up a game plan for the optimal outcome of your surgical experience.
Be ready to discuss:
- Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
- Expectations and desired outcome
- Available options
- All medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs that you are currently taking or using
- Previous surgical history
Dr. Rivela may also:
- Evaluate your general health status including pre-existing conditions and risk factors
- Examine your face
- Take photographs for your medical records
- Discuss your options and recommend a surgical course of action
- Discuss likely outcome, risks, and potential complications associated with your surgery
Please contact Rivela Plastic Surgery for further information on facelifts, and other cosmetic enhancements or to schedule your in-depth consultation for a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Peel with Dr. Rivela. Our warm, informed staff looks forward to helping you face the future.
Dr. Rivela performs Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Peel under general or sedation typically at a surgery center. The peel usually takes between 15-60 minutes and is on an outpatient basis. To facilitate healing and minimize discomfort, Dr. Rivela will prescribe specific skin care treatments at least two weeks prior to your surgery to prep the skin for the laser peel.
A good candidate for a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Peel is one who is physically healthy, does not smoke, and has realistic expectations about the outcome. By consulting with Dr. Rivela, you will enjoy one-on-one time and receive answers to all your questions. We are pleased that you have chosen us as part of the decision to put your best face forward.
About the Procedure
- AnesthesiaGeneral or Sedation
- Location of operationHospital or surgery center in The Woodlands/Spring area
- Length of surgery15-60 minutes
- Length of stayOutpatient (home same day)
Discomfort: Variable depending on the dressing placed at the time of your procedure. Anticipate 2-7 days of prescription pain medication
Swelling: Moderate to severe and lasts 1-3 weeks
Bandages: Treated areas will appear as abrasions. They will weep, ooze, and hurt when uncovered. Alternatively, the ointment may be applied. Most patients prefer the mask dressing, which is neater and involves less discomfort
Healing: Your skin will heal in 7-10 days and will then appear sunburned. Redness will improve over 1-3 months, depending on the depth of your treatment. Those who have more superficial resurfacing will have a faster resolution of their redness. You may resume skin care products after your skin has healed.
Presentable in Public: You will be presentable with makeup in 10-14 days.
Work: You may feel capable of returning within 3-5 days, however, your appearance may be a limiting factor.
Sun Protection: SPF 15 or higher should be used for 3-6 months.
Exercise: You may resume in two weeks.
Final Results: You will see a relaxed, refreshed appearance while preserving the natural contours of your face.
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The overall cost of a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Peel in Houston is affected by anesthesia fees, hospital fees, post-surgery garments, and medications. Price is also impacted by medical tests, surgeon’s fees, and the exact techniques employed.
Please contact us today if you have any questions about the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Peel in Houston or would like to schedule a consultation at Rivela Plastic Surgery. We will build the ideal treatment plan for you in order to help you achieve smoother, more radiant skin.