This laser therapy represents one of the most advanced techniques in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation. This highly effective process represents a gateway to removing layers of dead skin and renewing your lost radiance for a more youthful, vibrant glow.


CO2 laser resurfacing represents an increasingly popular, non-surgical path for patients to restore a sense of youth and exuberance to their faces.


Through the use of a fractional CO2 laser, short pulsating beams of light are used on the target areas to strip away the top layers of the skin to remove blemishes and visible effects of aging on the face. This process then stimulates the production of collagen, which fills in wrinkles and enhances the skin’s overall appearance. The precision of the process is what sets it apart from other similar treatments. With CO2 laser resurfacing, some of the most sensitive areas of the face, including around the eyes, can receive treatment while the parts of the face that do not need treatment are left untouched. This targeted precision ensures you address your concerns in the most specific way possible.


While a consultation is recommended to find out if this procedure is right for you, those who elect to have CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatments include:

  • Patients in good health with fine lines, sagging skin, or an overall loss of texture to their skin
  • Patients without a propensity for allergic reactions or cold sores 
  • Patients looking to address sun-damaged skin, blemishes, or skin discoloration 
  • Patients looking to address birthmarks, warts, or liver spots 
  • Patients looking for a non-surgical way to enhance their overall appearance 


To ensure that you have a smooth and informed experience, our providers will schedule a consultation with you in our offices before proceeding with the procedure. During this consultation, they will explain the process and address any concerns or questions you may have.

But beyond that, this consultation is an opportunity to feel supported and guided throughout your journey toward achieving your desired appearance. Our providers will take the time to understand your lifestyle and goals, ensuring that this step in your journey is part of a holistic evolution toward a more confident and vibrant you.


Another major benefit of electing to have the CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment is how simple the actual procedure is. Generally, you can expect it to last between 45 minutes and two hours, based on how many areas you are targeting. You will typically receive a local anesthetic and sedative to help you relax.

This can be adjusted depending on your level of pain and the intensity of your needs. Your face will be thoroughly washed and protective eye coverings will be administered. Then the laser wand is slowly moved over the targeted areas. Depending on the desired treatment, you may require additional sessions to best address your needs. 


Immediately after the procedure, you will receive an ice pack to reduce swelling as well as an antibacterial cream to treat the region. Typically it takes one to two weeks to fully recover from the procedure with typical side effects mirroring that of a sunburn. Patients are recommended to stick to a healing routine of regular cleansing and the use of antibacterial and moisturizing creams as well as ice to reduce swelling. During this first week of recovery, it is advised to sleep with your head elevated and to cover the area as best as possible when out in the sun.


Dr. Mark R. Murphy’s approach to providing a personalized experience that meets your unique needs and goals is rooted in compassion and commitment. His team of trained providers reflects this approach with a rare combination of integrity and skill, setting them apart from their competitors.

At Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Murphy and his passionate team embody an artistic aesthetic vision executed with precision and expertise. With nearly two decades of experience, our providers specialize in facial rejuvenation and offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for every stage of the anti-aging journey.

Their high-touch, personalized care and unwavering commitment to excellence create a joyful and empowering experience for discerning patients seeking exceptional facial results in an upscale and luxurious setting.

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