CO2 LaserHouston, TX
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erika Sato performs laser skin resurfacing treatments as stand-alone procedures and to complement the results of cosmetic surgery. Her patient-tailored skin rejuvenation treatments with the CO2 laser in Houston have helped many patients achieve smoother, brighter, and more youthful skin.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is an aggressive treatment that can transform damaged, dull, and/or aging skin. To restore firmer, clearer, and more beautiful skin, Dr. Sato’s advanced CO2 laser device emits a beam of light energy at the precise wavelength needed to cause controlled micro-injuries in the skin.
In response to the tiny wounds created in the skin, your body kickstarts the production of collagen, initiates healing processes to encourage cellular turnover, and allows the outermost layer of skin to be replaced with a fresh, healthy layer of dermal tissue.
Meet the DoctorDr. Erika Sato
Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Erika Sato specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. She performs the latest treatments in cosmetic surgery as well as nonsurgical rejuvenation. Dr. Sato is committed to providing excellence in care while treating every patient like family.
Dr. Sato is one of eight surgeons at My Houston Surgeons, a world-class multi-specialty practice in Houston, TX with locations in Memorial and The Woodlands.
am i a goodCandidate?
If you have concerns about one or more of the following conditions, a CO2 laser treatment might be right for you:
- PAcne scarring
- PFine lines
- PLax skin
- PSun damage
- PRough or irregular skin texture
Patients of many skin types and skin tones can be good candidates for CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing. However, Dr. Sato may advise alternative treatment options for patients with darker skin tones, due to an increased risk of hyperpigmentation.
You can anticipate one to two weeks of recovery after your CO2 laser procedure. Over the first few days, patients often describe feeling like their skin is sunburned. As healing progresses, the skin will develop a crust, which will start to peel away after about five to seven days.
The new layer of skin that is revealed after the treated outer layer is gone will be especially vulnerable to damage from sunlight and harsh topical products. Be sure to follow Dr. Sato’s aftercare instructions regarding the use of appropriate cleansing and moisturizing products and avoiding sun exposure.
Most patients will only need one CO2 laser session to accomplish their desired improvements. Depending on your reasons for undergoing laser skin resurfacing, your results can include:
- More even skin tone
- Wrinkle reduction
- Fewer signs of photodamage
- Diminished scarring
- Clearer, smoother skin
The number of treatment areas, the severity of your skin concerns, and the size of the area(s) you choose to treat are a few of the factors that impact the price of CO2 laser treatments. The exact cost of your skin rejuvenation protocol will be reviewed with you during your consultation.
Radiant, youthful-looking skin can improve your appearance and boost your confidence. If you are interested in learning more about what Dr. Sato can achieve with the CO2 laser in Houston, reach out today to schedule a consultation.
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