Jerome D. Chao, MD FACS

13 Century Hill Drive

 Latham, NY 12110

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How long will the results last?

The durability of CO2RE® results approached that of surgical procedures.  However, there are a number of variables that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age and how you care for your skin after treatment. A visit with our Aesthetician is recommended pre and post procedure. Individual results and experience may vary.

How many CO2RE® treatments will I need?

Generally you will see the difference you want after only one treatment.  In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother.  The age spots and uneven textures will start to show immediate improvement. Individual results and experience may vary.

CO2RE® Fractional Resurfacing Laser

Chao Plastic Surgery | Latham, NY

What can I expect after my CO2RE® treatment?

Immediately following the procedure, you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours.  You can expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area.  This is a natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days. Individual results and experience may vary.

Is CO2RE® safe?

Yes.  You should speak with Dr. Chao or one of our Physician Assistants about your complete medical history to minimize the potential for any negative reactions.

The photographs contained in this website are for the purpose of illustration only. They represent the average outcome for the procedure described. Chao Plastic Surgery does not and cannot offer any guarantee as to the outcome for any individual. Your results may be significantly different from the results represented in the before-and-after photography of Chao Plastic Surgery.

What is the CO2RE® procedure like?

You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but the anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable.  For more aggressive, higher powered treatments, Dr. Chao may recommend a subcutaneous anesthetic, oral pain relievers and/or sedatives during the treatment session.  Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.

What is CO2RE®?

CO2RE® is the versatile fractional CO2 system that enables Chao Plastic Surgery to precisely target and effectively treat the skin's surface, middle and deep dermal levels, plus perform traditional CO2 resurfacing and laser excision of lesions.

The treatment is lighter, faster, and a more versatile solutions for skin resurfacing, traditional ablation and minor dermal excisions.  CO2RE® has the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision-control over the intensity, patter and depth of ablation.

Fractional CO2 Resurfacing System

Who should consider CO2RE®?

Ideal candidates for CO2RE® are in their 30's or older with skin damaged by exposure to the sun, age spots, fine lines, discoloration, rough texture and other skin imperfections.  It is ideal for anyone seeking younger looking skin without the long downtime associated with conventional resurfacing procedures.

What can I treat with CO2RE®?

Skin tone & texture

Sun-damaged skin

Age spots

Fine lines & wrinkles


Rough texture

Other skin imperfections

How much do CO2RE® treatments cost?

Cost depends on the area being treated, the condition being treated, and the aggressiveness of the treatments themselves.  Please schedule a complimentary consultation with Chao Plastic Surgery to receive a customized quote for the procedure.