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Understand fractional CO2 laser before you visit

Understand fractional CO2 laser before you visit

The appearance and quality of the skin deteriorate as the body ages. The epidermis and dermis become thinner and damaged, resulting in facial blemishes, sagging skin, and wrinkles. The fractional CO2 laser produces good results.

What is a Fractional carbon dioxide laser?

  • The fractional CO2 laser is a non-invasive method that utilizes a device to deliver a laser beam split into a huge number of microscopic treatment zones that focus on a fraction of the skin at a time. It works well as skin tightening laser and can also be used to treat deeper skin problems.
  • It can be performed more aggressively ablative for acne scars, lines, wrinkles, and more aggressive skin tightening. Our Aesthetic doctor can use it in a micro ablative way for the complexion, quality pores, and sun damage.
  • Usually, visible improvement can be seen from one session, such as deep acne scars being lightened. Alternative treatments for acne scars include deep chemical peels to stimulate collagen production, Subcision to break up the scar tissue pulling down on the skin, and the injection of dermal fillers to fill in the pitted skin.

What is the principle of co2 laser?

A CO 2 laser diffusion-cooled high-power is also called a slab laser. It promises to replace flowing gas lasers in many common applications because of the range of advantages offered by its basic design. In addition, this CO2 laser is also used for low-power slab lasers, with the only difference being a sealed gas charge tube.

Which parts of the body can fractional CO2 laser treat?

Fractional CO2 laser treatment is available for a wide range of skin conditions. This method can be used on any part of the body, particularly on the face, neck, hand, and chest, except for skin tissue nearest the eyes.

The fractional CO2 laser can treat the following conditions:

  • Stretch Marks
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars
  • Moles/Skin Tags
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Loose skin on the face

How can a Fractional CO2 Skin Laser Work?

The CO2 fractional laser gently removes skin cells and exposes fresh layers of lower-lying skin by taking the CO2 laser beam and pixellates the beam into thousands of tiny small shafts of light. These tiny little shafts of light will penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Moreover, the heat from this laser will help to stimulate the growth of new collagen. As a result, it will help to aid in the development of younger and smoother skin. Hence, no matter how aged the outer layers of the skin may appear, Fractional CO2 treatments will help you improve sun-damaged skin and aging.

What is the benefit of a CO2 laser?

  • Reduction of age spots
  • Reduction of sunspots
  • freckles
  • fine lines and wrinkles,
  • skin laxity
  • uneven skin coloration
  • dull skin tone
  • scarring
  • thinning skin

Is fractional CO2 laser safe?

The fractional CO2 laser is a comfortable, safe, and more convenient treatment. Our aesthetic medical doctors can adjust the amount of laser energy and the laser treatment’s density to reach the desired goal. The laser can be used safely on the face and neck, including the eyelids.

How many sessions do I need to take?

The number of laser treatments required may depend on individuals’ skin condition, and the total amount of sessions needed to undergo will depend on the severity of the scars.

Typically, one or two treatments will be sufficient to treat surface irregularities, fine lines, and discoloration. Generally, most people would require between 4-5 sessions spaced at 4-6 weeks intervals.

What does the Recovery Time of a Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment?

Complete healing and peeling may take 8 to 10 days, and redness might persist for several weeks. However, our aesthetic medical doctors can adjust the laser energy and density to create mild laser peels that you can recover in just 48 hours.

How long do we have to wait to see results from the treatment?

Once you heal from the procedure, the treatment results are noticeable such as improvement in discoloration and surface irregularities. However, the impact of CO2 fractional laser resurfacing on scars and deeper wrinkles may take some months to develop and regenerate fully.

What do I need to do after CO2 fractional laser treatment?

Due to the intensity of the treatment of the CO2 Fractional Laser, some patients often experience slight swelling and redness on their skin following the CO2 laser procedure. Therefore, the person who has undergone CO2 fractional treatment is encouraged to moisturize the skin, avoid sun exposure, and apply sunscreen. They are advised to maintain a regular cleaning schedule during recovery.

Who can get a Fractional CO2 Laser?

This laser treatment is ideal for minimizing the pigmentation, appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, and other skin conditions.

Who must avoid Fractional CO2 Laser?

  • This CO2 laser method is not for every people. Some people with open wounds, extensive breakouts, or any infections on the face are advised to stay away from this skin procedure.
    • In addition, if any person has chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or taking some particular medications, they must take extra caution and consult a doctor or dermatologist first.

28 October 2021

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