How The treatment Works
CO2 lasers have been the gold-standard for skin resurfacing treatments for 20 years. 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 out of all laser devices because it is able to remove the outer layers of skin while delivering heat deep into the underlying tissues and it addresses many concerns all at one time. This stimulates the production of new collagen which will smooth out wrinkles, tighten lax skin and even out the tone of your complexion.
What areas can a fractional CO2 laser resurface?
- Under eye wrinkles and crows’ feet
- Smokers’ lines on the upper lip
- Acne scars
- Sun damaged skin
- Lower face and neck
- Full face – Overall improvement
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Frequently Asked Questions for Frational C02.
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.
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.
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.
Your skin will be red and have 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.
Definately 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.