How The treatment Works
The newer types of CO2 lasers have transitioned to a fractional beam, which now reduces the recovery time from 6+ weeks to approximately 5 days of healing time.
Fractional CO2 technology delivers the best overall results in a one treatment protocol vs many other laser devices as it is able to remove the outer layers of skin while delivering heat deep into the underlying tissues.
Laser skin resurfacing is effective for many conditions wrinkles, loose skin, sundamage and acne scars can be improved with Fractional CO2 laser treatments.
With deep energy and heat to the lower skin layers, it stimulates the production of new collagen which will smooth out wrinkles as well as tighten lax skin.
New skin forms during the healing process as the sundamage skin flakes off. The result is a more even complexion and smoother, tighter skin.
This is a fabulous treatment that can address many of your skin concerns all at once.
What areas can a Fractional CO2 laser resurface?
- Smooth out under eye wrinkles and crows’ feet
- Fill in Smokers’ lines on the upper lip
- Acne scars
- Remove Sun damaged skin
- Lower face and neck tightening
- Full face wrinkle and tightening – Overall improvement
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Cosmetic Laser Solutions serves patients for Fractional CO2 Resurfacing Massachusetts in Stoneham, Wilmington and Attleboro, MA.
Frequently Asked Questions for Laser Resurfacing with Fractional CO2.
Laser Resurfacing with the Fractional CO2 is an excellent option for smoothing and reducing acne scars.We also use RF Microneedling as part of the treatment protocol.
Collagen rebuilding is a slow and steady process. Improvement is visible in some people around 30 days post treatment and continues to build for about 6 months.
Typically, it takes 4-7 days of healing time after a fractional C02 treatment. We can also offer a light peel which can reduce the downtime to 4-5 days.
After the initial 4-7 days of healing time your face will have some prolonged redness for 2-6 weeks post treatment. A gradual reduction in redness improves on a daily basis.
The Fractional CO2 treatment has 4-7 days of downtime.
Yes. Unwanted pigmentation from the sun is removed as the surface of the skin is resurfaced, so a clear complexion will return.
We do not recommend a Fractional CO2 laser treatment on darker skin types. Alternatively, an excellent choice would be RF Microneedling.
Definitely not. Standard Microneedling is targeted to the upper skin layers and is a superficial form of skin resurfacing without any heat energy. Heat is needed in the deeper layers of your skin in order to maximize collagen remodeling.
Heating of collagen penetrates layers of skin and breaks down scars more effectively. This stimulates new cells called fibroblasts which format new, fresh and young collagen. The end result is firmer, tighter skin with less wrinkles.
Your skin will be red with a grid like pattern. There will be some swelling. Sometimes there is mild blistering. The redness will turn into a light brown crusting. The degree of post-treatment appearance will vary depending on how aggressive your treatment has been.
The technology means only a portion of your skin is treated in a session which means a faster, easier recovery time than older CO2 technology.