About C02 Skin Resurfacing
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment: While non-surgical, this treatment is considered to be more invasive than other skin resurfacing treatments, which is why it achieves such noticeable results. Co2 Resurfacing laser produces micro columns of coagulated tissue in deep layers of the skin. This phenomenon causes the skin to trigger a healing response that promotes cellular renovation in the areas around the coagulated tissue. At the same time, the columns of coagula form canals through which excessive pigments are eliminated.
Since this therapy can be applied specifically in areas that present hyperpigmentation and scars, Resurfacing with C02 is one of the most effective technologies to attend acne scars and stretch marks caused by pregnancy, weight changes, or puberty.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
At Medisthetics & Laser Clinic Laser skin resurfacing is a proven way to help reduce wrinkles, remove age spots, soften acne scars as well as tighten skin and balance skin tone with the Co2 Resurfacing treatment.
The CO2 Resurfacing laser is a fractional skin rejuvenation laser that penetrates the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen over a series of treatments. The Resurfacing laser places small channels of laser energy into the deepest layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth and the reduction in the appearance of scars, wrinkles and stretch marks, resulting in tight and more youthful appearing skin.
WHAT CAN CO2 RESURFACING LASER TREAT?
The CO2 Resurfacing Laser is a non-ablative skin
resurfacing system can address a wide range of
skin issues including:
Skin Laxity or loose skin
Uneven skin tone
Sunspots and age spots
HOW DOES C02 RESURFACING WORK ON THE SKIN?
The Co2 Resurfacing Laser places small channels of energy into the deepest layers of the skin. The heat formed by the laser stimulates new collagen growth in the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue. The development of new collagen will reduce the appearance of scarring, tighten the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles leading to a more youthful appearance.
The CO2 Resurfacing laser can selective heat and eliminate pigment in the top layer of the skin reducing the appearance of age spots, blemishes and uneven skin tone.
About Skin Resurfacing
The CO2 resurfacing only requires a single pass allowing for a fast and comfortable treatment with minimal downtime. CO2 Resurfacing Laser is safe for use on patients with skin type 1-4.
Laser resurfacing with CO2 Laser usually takes approximately 30 minutes. A series of treatments spaced apart by 8 weeks is recommended in order to achieve optimal results.
CO2 fractional laser resurfacing recovery involves minimal discomfort and is well-tolerated by most skin types. Ideally, you would have a few days to a week of downtime available to you, although some are able to return to work the same day by wearing makeup to camouflage the reddened, warm skin which lasts anywhere from 2-48 hours post-treatment. Proper post-treatment care will be outlined.
Preparing for Fractional CO2 Laser
We will provide you with specific laser treatment pre-op instructions, but one general rule of thumb is to avoid tanning for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment, as skin that has been exposed to UV rays is at a higher risk for complications and discomfort during the procedure.
Fractional CO2 Laser Risks & Complications
Fractional laser treatments are typically very well tolerated, and complications are rare. However, as with any procedure, there are some risks. These include:
Redness, swelling, and itching: Post-treatment, it is normal for the skin to be red and warm for a day or two. However, in some cases, this is accompanied by itchiness and swelling. In rare cases, this can last for several months.
Infection: Fractional laser resurfacing can sometimes lead to infection (bacterial, viral, or fungal), such as a herpes virus flare-up in those that are carriers.
Changes in skin color: Fractional laser resurfacing can cause hyperpigmentation (skin darkening), or hypopigmentation (skin lightening). These issues may be treated with topical products or further laser treatments.
Scarring: Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatments also pose a slight risk of scarring. We will review your risk level during your consultation and advise you accordingly.