‘RHOC’: Shannon Beador Reveals What Happened After She Tried the CO2 Laser

The “new Shannon Storms Beador” from The Real Housewives of Orange County has been trying a number of new cosmetic procedures.

Viewers watched her receive the “O” shot on camera and she now shared what happened when she went in for a non-invasive cosmetic facial enhancement procedure. The CO2 laser (carbon dioxide laser resurfacing) essentially removes thin layers of skin to minimize the look of wrinkles.

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Beador graciously shared the immediate effects of having the laser treatment done and the healing process for an entire two weeks. She shared the last photo without makeup and also posted the video to her Instagram story.

Beador gave viewers an inside peek into the process

She shared to her Instagram story what happens during the process. “Walking into cosmetic care right now,” Beador said wearing her sunglasses. “Today I’m having the CO2 laser. A little nervous but really excited because apparently, my skin is going to look brand new.”

In the next video, nurse Tannaz Razavi applies the numbing cream on Beador’s face. Razavi says the idea of the laser is to do “a little brightening and tightening, nothing too crazy.” Beador adds that she’s happy the procedure won’t hurt either.

Beador had a vile of blood drawn before the procedure. She explained the centrifuged blood would be rubbed over her face after the procedure to enhance the healing process. The next few videos show the procedure. She looks comfortable and relaxed as Razavi draws the laser over her face and explains what she is doing.

Beador shares her two-week transformation

She took photos of the healing process starting from day one. Beador’s face appears as though she has experienced a bad sunburn at first. But day three through day five seems to be the worst. Her face is covered in red, angry splotches.

However, by day six the redness appears to subside. The splotches are reduced and her skin appears luminous and smooth. Beador’s final photo, after two weeks, shows her without makeup and back to normal. So why did Beador make the leap to use the laser?

She shared her thinking along with the photo transformation. “The reunion is coming… so went to @cosmeticare_ for a CO2 laser. Have never had anything like this done before. Here is a chronology of the results. Had a week down time. No make up on the last photo. Let me know your thoughts! ❤️ Go to my story for video and details about the procedure!”

What does this procedure cost?

Beador seems to be all about non-invasive cosmetic procedures. And while general anesthesia isn’t required, it doesn’t mean the procedure is cheap either.

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), costs can vary. ‘The average cost of laser skin resurfacing is $2,071 for ablative and $1,144 for non-ablative (e.g., Fraxel), according to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.” Included in the cost are anesthesia fees, surgical facility costs and any prescriptions for medications.

Also, health insurance won’t likely cover the procedure. However, some offices offer options for financing.