Treat a Range of Skin Concerns, Including Texture, Photodamage, and Scars, in Edina, Plymouth, and Minneapolis
At Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, we believe in choosing the best treatment to address specific concerns, which is why we offer CO2RE for Minneapolis-area patients who want to improve the texture of their skin. The laser treatment is ideal for addressing fine lines and wrinkles, but is also versatile enough to treat any of a number of other signs of skin aging and damage.
What Can CO2RE Treat?
Collagen, which is responsible for strong and flexible skin and tissue, breaks down as we age. Time, trauma, and the sun’s ultraviolet radiation all play a role in this breakdown, as do other variables that cause changes in the skin. Because of these factors, older skin tends to be thinner, less elastic, and looser due to loss of collagen and other important molecules. Dry, brittle, and lax skin leads to tone and texture irregularities we associate with an aged face.
CO2RE can increase collagen levels, causing the skin’s texture to improve. Similar to adding fresh air to a slightly deflated and wrinkled balloon, the surface will appear smoother and healthier. This addresses fine lines and wrinkles and improves tone. The influx of collagen can also reduce the severity of acne scars, as well most types of surgical and burn scars.
How Does CO2RE Work?
CO2RE is a laser device, so it emits focused light energy that is absorbed by the targeted tissue. This generates heat, which triggers a healing response. In the skin, this healing consists of soft-tissue-fiber remodeling, as well as the formation of new collagen molecules and fibers to provide strength, support, and flexibility.
What to Expect from a CO2RE Treatment
Because CO2RE is a laser device, there are no scalpels or sutures associated with surgical procedures. The treatment is precise, yet can be performed in the office as quickly as 10 minutes. No anesthesia is required.
Why Choose Zel Skin for Treating Your Skin Concerns?
Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, directed by dermatologist Dr. Brian Zelickson, is known throughout Minnesota for laser treatments. We have a medically trained staff experienced in a wide range of devices. By providing 15 different laser options to choose from, our goal is to ensure we have the ideal treatment for your specific need.
Because every person’s face is unique and ages in its own way, there is not single treatment solution that will address each patient’s needs. If we recommend CO2RE, it is because we have determined that it is the ideal solution for your skincare concerns. Our recommendations are based on years of research, practical experience, and direct work with a diverse group of patients of varying skin types. We have the knowhow, skill, and artistic eye to provide custom-tailored results.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.
Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
Everyone I have met at Zel is amazing!
It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
I would rate Dr. Zelickson's clinic 10 stars!
We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.