HOW DOES THE LASER CO2 FRACTIONAL RESURFACING WORK?
The FRACTIONAL technology delivers the DOT laser energy in a pixel like fashion where microscopic holes 0.3mm are made into the skin right next to each other via computer-generated pattern. This fractionated C02 laser technology delivers microscopic columns of laser energy through the skin, resurfacing up to 50% of skin surface area. The other 50% of non-ablated skin area facilitates faster healing. The heat generated in the dermis by the thousands of dots of laser energy causes tightening of collagen bundles and therefore an overall tighter, fresher, more youthful looking skin.
HOW IS A LASER CO2 FRACTIONAL RESURFACING TREATMENT PREFORMED?
At your treatment, the area of skin to be treated is thoroughly cleansed. Next, a topical aesthetic ointment is applied for 30 minutes to take full effect. You can take a pain relieve tablet as premedication. This is to keep your skin feeling numb and you feeling comfortable throughout the treatment. The treatment takes just over 30 minutes for a full face.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS WITH LASER CO2 FRACTIONAL RESURFACING?
As every procedure involves some form of risk, we do our best to ensure that all treatments are carried out safely with all side-effects outlined. The more aggressive treatments have potential side effects including prolonged redness, swelling, oozing, delayed wound healing, scarring, crusting or scabbing, infection from bacterial, viral or fungal agents, pigmentary changes, herpes reactivation and acne flare-up. Lighter treatments have less potential side effects, but will produce less improvement.
LASER CO2 FRACTIONAL RESURFACING RECOVERY
Depending on the aggressiveness of your laser treatment, you will have some degree of redness, swelling or a sunburn sensation. These feelings are normal and are signs that your body’s natural healing process is building new skin. You can return to routine activities in 2-3 days in lighter treatments but more aggressive, deeper, more effective treatments may require a week off. To protect your skin after treatment, wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for 3 months, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun. This is good policy at all times.
HOW MANY LASER TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Laser treatments can vary in aggression depending on the desired outcome. The most aggressive laser treatment can produce dramatic improvement for severely damaged skin. This is a single treatment procedure, but will require more downtime and after treatment wound care.
Less aggressive laser treatments can produce significant results for mild to moderately damaged skin over the course of 3 to 6 treatments. Typically, there is less after treatment wound care with these treatments and downtime is minimal. A consultation will be needed to find the best suitable for your treatment.
CO2 FRACTIONALSKIN RESURFACING
- Reduce wrinkles
- Reducing fine lines
- Reducing furrows
- Improve skin texture
- Reduce pigmented lesions (age/sun spots)
- Reduce sun-induced redness
- Skin resurfacing
- Reducing discoloration and uneven pigmentation
- Improving melasma (mask of pregnancy)
- Improving acne, acne scars
- Improving surgical scars
- Reduce Stretch Marks