CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center

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The Medical Spa at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center offers a full range of Medical Spa Procedures, Esthetician Services, and Laser Skin Rejuvenation.

Fractional Co2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Serving clients near Mansfield, Arlington, Fort Worth & Dallas, Texas


Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides Co2 laser skin resurfacing using the Ellman Matrix Fractional system.  Dr. Michael L. Thornton performs all Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing procedures for clients in order to reduce or improve smoker lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and acne scars.  Similar to Fraxel laser treatments the Co2 laser penetrates your epidermis and dermis with energy to a specified depth using a specified energy (watts) in a fractional pattern. During your consultation, Dr. Thornton will personally discuss your laser resurfacing options and determine if your are an acceptable candidate laser skin resurfacing.

How do I know if I am a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing

If your skin is showing signs of aging or sun damage with wrinkles, “smoker lines”, chicken pox scars, acne scars, blotchy skin, freckles, or brown spots then you may be considered a candidate for fractional CO2  laser skin resurfacing.  However, one disadvantage to using Co2 laser is that we can not safely use on dark-skinned clients.  Therefore, Dr. Thornton will consider alternative resurfacing options that can be safely used on darker-skin types (African-American, Asia, Latino).

The Ellman Fractional CO2 is designed in such a way that Dr. Thornton has precise control over the intensity and depth of the treatment, thus reducing tissue injury and speeding the healing process.

What does a Co2 laser skin resurfacing treatment feel like?

Treatment sensations vary from person to person. During the procedure, tiny pulses of laser energy are delivered to the skin and you may experience a warm sharp feeling.  However, Dr. Thornton reduces your discomfort by applying topical anesthesia cream, performing local nerve blocks, or prescribing oral sedation medication prior to the procedure.

How many Co2 laser skin resurfacing are required?

Results vary with each patient and most patients are satisfied following a single treatment, but in some cases a series of treatments may be required to achieve desired results.  Repeat treatments are usually spaced between 6 – 12 months.

How long do the results last following Co2 laser skin resurfacing?

This varies from person to person. However, if you take steps to protect your freshly rejuvenated skin, including the use of sunscreen, facial cleansers and prescription skin care, your results may last several years.

What is the expected down time following Co2 laser skin resurfacing?

Typically you will need approximately one week or more to complete the healing process following Co2 laser skin resurfacing.  It is normal for your skin to peel (like a sunburn) and slough off the top layers of skin.  The swelling and peeling will peak at 4-5 days then slowly improve and being to look normal within a week.  Your skin will remain pink for several weeks to months following treatment.  Results will vary from patient to patient.

Who performs my Co2 laser skin resurfacing procedure?

Dr. Michael L. Thornton personally performs all fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedures to provide the highest level of client safety and satisfaction and is available for consultations.  


Dr Michael L Thornton
Cosmetic Surgeon &
Surgical Director

Michael L Thornton DO FACOS
Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Michael L Thornton is a fellowship-trained, double board-certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and serves as the Surgical Director of the Medical Spa at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center.  In addition to his busy cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Thornton performs all Botox & Xeomin injections, dermal filler injections, Dermapen microneedling treatments and PRP injections, to provide you with the highest level of surgical skill, experience and expertise.  Please use our online form to request a Medical Spa appointment with Dr. Thornton.


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Botox® / Xeomin®, Revance® RHA Dermal Fillers, Juvederm® Dermal Fillers, Radiesse®, Cutera® Secret PRO RF Microneedling with CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal & Picosure® Focus Skin Rejuvenation, HydraFacial® Syndeo, Cynosure® ICON IPL Photofacial, ICON 1540 Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing, Microdermabrasion, Cleansing Facials, Chemical Peels, Dermapen® PRP Microneedling, Facial Waxing, SkinCeuticals® Skin Care