CO2 Laser Resurfacing Chicago
Time can often have negative effects on our skin. Aging, acne, and sun exposure can cause lasting damage. Laser skin resurfacing is a technique using the power of light to bring skin back to its original state. Keeping skin looking young and healthy is our goal. This method treats:
- acne scars
- age spots
- facial blemishes
- stretch marks
- sun damage
How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works
Laser skin resurfacing removes layers of the skin one at a time with precision. The skin cells revealed underneath are younger and tighter with a smoother surface. This procedure can is performed on its own or in conjunction with other procedures. It depends on what the patient is trying to achieve.
There are different lasers available for different needs. Lasers can resurface the skin as well as remove hair and discolorations. The laser we choose for you will depend on skin type, hair color, skin color, and needs to be addressed. We have many machines available to cover the wide variety of skin types and pigmentation. The many lasers we have allow us to treat each patient with their unique situation in mind.
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
Laser skin resurfacing at Chicago Cosmetic Institute is an out patient procedure. You will not have to stay over night.
Depending on your needs and expectations, we may treat a single area, many, or the entire face. Small areas are numbed with a local anesthetic before the procedure. Sometimes for more extensive treatment, patients are sedated.
The procedure will take 30-45 minutes when treating parts of the face. A full face treatment can take up to 2 hours.
Once treatment is over, the area is bandaged while it heals. You will need to clean the treated areas four to five times per day after 24 hours with the bandages. Ointments such as petroleum jelly ensure there is no scabbing of the area.
Some swelling is normal. Your doctor may or may not prescribe steroids to manage swelling of the eyes.
Keep your skin well moisturized and protected from the sun throughout the healing process. Make sure to get broad spectrum sun screen that guards against UV B and UV A rays. SPF 30 or higher is recommended. Let your doctor tell you when it is okay to start using moisturizing products for the face again.
Laser resurfacing is an effective and widely used procedure but is not for everyone. As with all medical procedures, there are risks as well as benefits. Make sure to talk with a doctor to go over them in detail. Doctors at Chicago Cosmetic Institute are ready to talk to you anytime about our procedures.
Chicago Cosmetic Institute
Our Goal Is You At Your Very Best
- Board-certified plastic surgeons and doctors
- Committed Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, and licensed Medical Aesthetician team
- State-of-the-art technology
- Medical grade skincare products and treatments
- Competitive pricing and payment plans
- Welcoming, friendly, multi-lingual staff
- Stunning mid-century modern facility
- Convenient hours and location in North Center Chicago
- Free parking
21:35 05 Aug 15
I want to thank Dr. Gutowski for everything he has done for me. It took me a while to make the decision to have liposuction; I guess it was the usual concerns of having something go wrong. It took me another 6 months to find the right doctor. After reading reviews online, I finally selected Dr. Gutowski and have never regretted the decision; all of the positive reviews were true.When I met Dr. Gutowski and told him I was looking to have liposuction to reduce the love handles I have had since I was 18 years old despite being an avid runner, I was given a couple of options that would work for me. I never felt pressured to choose an option that I was not comfortable with and when we discussed what I could expect in terms of results; Dr. Gutowski was spot on. Everything I was told I would experience during the healing process to the results was true. My expectations were always met, it was amazing. For the first time in my life, I have no second thoughts with taking my shirt off while running outside. The actual procedure was not as painful as I anticipated, I was awake the entire time during my procedure, which gave me the opportunity to have a conversation with Dr. Gutowski and his staff reaffirming his genuine honesty, professionalism, and skilled attributes.After having such a wonderful experience with Dr. Gutowski, I know I will go to him again in the near future and would not hesitate to recommend him and his staff to my friends or family. I will always be grateful for this life changing experience.James
Angie Tresco B.
20:43 11 Jul 18
Such a great experience! Cecilia Lee is amazing at what she does and I love the results! Everyone at this place has great customer service.
19:12 28 Aug 18
Shari is amazing. I’ve been getting laser hair removal treatments from her for a while now. She definitely will make you feel as ease. The machine they use is practically painless too. Easy five stars!