Why Winter Is the Perfect Time to Get CO2

Ever since laser treatments have shown great effectiveness when it comes to skin rejuvenation, the popularity of the procedure has increased. More and more patients are using it to decrease the intensity of wrinkles, reduce excess pigmentation, giving a more refreshed appearance. The Lumenis Accupulse CO2 laser is particularly popular, due to its effectiveness in the long term. 

That being said, for any treatment to be effective, you need to have it done at the perfect moment. Plenty of people get the treatments done during the warm season, but there are several reasons why you should consider a winter treatment. Read this blog and find out why you should get the CO2 laser this winter.

How CO2 Laser Can Help You

The Lumenis Accupulse CO2 laser uses a fractionated ablative laser to stimulate collagen production and revitalize your skin. Using a handheld applicator that sends fast-pulse energy microbeams into the skin, past the epidermis and reaching down into the dermis. 

The microchannels created by the laser beams stimulate the body’s healing process, in turn producing extra collagen to help your skin recover. This starts a cell turnover process that not only reduces your wrinkles and tightens skin, but also helps you get rid of excess pigmentation.

Why Choose the Procedure in the Winter?

Here are the most common benefits of receiving the CO2 laser in winter:

1. More Indoor Time

On average, fractional CO2 laser procedures take about three to seven days for the skin to recover. During this time, it is recommended to stay indoors, not only for the resting part but also to protect your skin from outdoor pollution. During summertime, you cannot help but go outdoors, enjoy the sun, and run errands. However, the cold associated with winter will likely keep you indoors, which can protect your skin and help your recovery.

2. Less Sunlight Exposure

UV light can significantly suppress the skin’s ability to heal its wounds, which may slow down your recovery. During the warm season, there is not much that can be done to avoid direct sunlight exposure besides wearing hats and staying indoors. As winter has shorter days, with a much milder sun, your sunlight exposure is usually minimal, and this can speed up your recovery.

3. Hydration Boost

Winter also has the potential to make your skin feel very dry. With the cold air, low humidity levels, and harsh wind, all the moisture compounds that make your skin plump are being zapped out. The CO2 laser can exfoliate the skin, stimulate blood circulation, and promote collagen production. This can make your skin look more youthful and moisturized while increasing the effectiveness of your moisturizer. 

4. Better Results on Fair Skin

Tanned skin does not work very well with laser treatments. It’s one of the reasons why Artistry Skin & Laser professionals recommend that you stay out of the sun for a month before the procedure. CO2 lasers also target melanin in age spots and hyperpigmentation. Your skin will likely be fairer in winter due to the lack of sun, improving the effectiveness and comfort of the Lumenis CO2 laser.

5. Cold Weather Aids Recovery

Fractionated ablative lasers can lead to temporary side effects such as inflammation or redness. This is a normal effect, as the triggering of the healing system is what starts collagen production in the first place. Cold therapy has been used to treat inflammation caused by injuries, and with the winter cold, you’ll be less likely to feel the side effects.  

Get Your CO2 Laser Treatment Now!

Any time may be the perfect one to get CO2 laser treatments. However, for you to enjoy the best of comfort and great results, winter is a good choice. Contact Artistry Skin & Laser and set up an appointment for a CO2 laser.


For more information about the CO2 laser and the best time to get this procedure, you can contact Artistry Skin & Laser at 720-593-1816. We can help you with all the information you require for your seasonal appointments. Alternatively, you can use our online contact form, and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

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