Dr. Hermes A. Pelayo


Tijuana, B.C.

CO2 Laser

$400 usd per session

Ciplastic | CO2 Laser


A CO2 Laser is a type of laser that uses carbon dioxide gas as the active medium to produce a beam of light. A CO2 Laser can be used for various purposes, such as skin resurfacing, hair removal, tattoo removal, and surgery.


A CO2 Laser procedure involves using a device that emits a beam of light that vaporizes the top layer of the skin or the target tissue. The laser can be adjusted to different settings, such as the power, the pulse, and the spot size, depending on the goal and the area of treatment. The procedure usually takes about 15 to 90 minutes, depending on the size and the number of the areas treated. The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia or sedation, but sometimes general anesthesia may be used. The procedure may cause some discomfort, such as a burning or stinging sensation, but most people tolerate it well.


The recovery time for a CO2 Laser procedure varies depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, the patient can expect to have some redness, swelling, crusting, and peeling for the first few days or weeks. The patient should avoid any sun exposure and use sunscreen and moisturizer to protect and hydrate the skin. The patient should also follow the doctor's instructions for wound care and medication. The patient may return to work after a few days or weeks, depending on the nature of the job. The final results of the procedure may take up to six months to appear, as the new skin forms and the collagen production increases


You may be a good candidate for a CO2 Laser if you have skin issues, such as wrinkles, scars, sun damage, age spots, or uneven texture, that can be improved by removing the superficial layer of the skin. You should also be in good health, have realistic expectations, and be willing to follow the post-treatment care. However, a CO2 laser may not be suitable for everyone. You should not get a CO2 laser if you have active skin infections, such as herpes or acne, dark skin tones, or keloid-prone skin, as these may increase the risk of complications, such as scarring, pigmentation changes, or infection. You should also inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, take any medications, or have had any previous skin treatments. Your doctor will evaluate your skin type, your medical history, and your goals to determine if a CO2 laser is right for you.


At Ciplastic, the starting cost for a CO2 Laser procedure is $400 usd per sesion. Your final cost will depend on your specific individual needs.

A CO2 Laser is generally considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced doctor. However, like any medical procedure, it carries some risks and potential complications. These include:

  • Pain, swelling, redness, or bleeding at the treatment site.

  • Infection, scarring, or delayed wound healing.

  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin).

  • Ectropion (turning out of the eyelid) or dry eye, if the eyelid or the eye area is treated.

  • Rarely, nerve damage, vision loss, or burns.

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