Does the fractional CO2 laser really work?

The fractional CO2 lasers have always been very effective for acne and other scars. It is a non-surgical treatment that targets your acne scars, fine lines, and other skin concerns with minimal downtime. It involves eliminating the outer layer of damaged skin which stimulates collagen production for firmer, healthy, and younger-looking skin. After the very short (15-20 minute) procedure, you can instantly go back to your daily activities and face the day with newfound confidence!

CO2 lasers produce light at a 10,600nm wavelength, which is absorbed by water in the tissue. The laser energy heats up the water until it reaches a boiling point causing the evaporation of the affected tissue. Some heat is absorbed by tissue adjacent to the ablated target area, causing tissue coagulation which induces hemostasis (the cessation of bleeding) as well as thermal stimulation of deep skin layers, which induces fibroblast stimulation and neocollagenesis (the formation of new collagen). The fractional CO2 laser is used for skin resurfacing. The laser works by delivering energy to vaporize small columns of tissue. As new skin grows back in the vaporized areas, patients may note an improvement in skin texture, wrinkles and/or dyschromia (brown or red spots).

The Fractional CO2 laser treatment is available for a wide range of skin conditions. It can be used on all parts of the body except for skin tissue nearest the eyes, like stretch marks, vaginal rejuvenation, skin discoloration, wrinkles,scars ,etc. The Fractional CO2 laser treatment is a lighter, faster, and more versatile solution for skin resurfacing, wrinkle and scar reduction, atypical skin pigmentation, minor dermal incisions and excisions, and vaginal treatments. The specialized fractional CO2 laser treats both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over intensity, pattern and depth. Unlike other more invasive facial treatments, the fractional CO2 laser treats layers of skin cells in columns, leaving the surrounding cells intact to aid in healing. A fractional CO2 laser is designed to target aging and damaged skin by creating microscopic 'wounds' within the targeted areas well beneath the skin's outermost layer, which in turn, triggers the body's own natural production of new collagen and skin cells.

Customer are typically able to go back to work the day after fractional CO2 laser treatment. Even though you are able to return to regular activities, it is important to follow the after care instructions given to you by your skin beautician. Failure to do so may delay or diminish the results of fractional CO2 laser treatment. Within 24 hours of treatment, new epidermal skin begins to develop. This process of skin repair involves bronzing and flaking. Your skin will have a bronze appearance that lasts anywhere from 3-14 days, depending on the treatment level. Your skin will naturally and vigorously exfoliate as the new skin replaces dead tissue. It will be flaky and look and feel similar to a minor sunburn. By the 7th day, you can apply makeup, though your skin will still be pink and slightly sensitive. Over the following weeks and months, the body will continue to peel and heal. Your beautician will give you detailed instructions about your specific skin care needs. You may receive a prescription for special creams or gels to maximum the results of your fractional CO2 laser treatment. You will need to keep your skin well moisturized in the weeks following treatment. Be sure to use sunscreen daily to protect your skin from sun exposure during both the healing phase and for several months after treatment. Apply a moisturizing sunblock . For at least six months after treatment, avoid being in the sun as much as possible.

A significant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improved tightened tone and texture, and decreased pore size – without the extreme recovery time and added risks of a traditional CO2 laser. This treatment stimulates new collagen production and produces refreshed revitalized looking skin, and the chances of skin color changes or scarring are significantly decreased with this advanced technology. Fractional CO2 laser is the most comprehensive laser technology to treat old skin and improve your appearance. CO2 can take a surface layer of damaged skin off, reducing wrinkles and lines, while reducing pigmentation. The resurfacing process should also trigger the reproduction of collagen and restore the skin volume while making the skin tighter and improved.Unlike other Laser technologies, CO2 laser penetrates into deeper layers of the dermis. Therefore, it is an excellent choice for men and women who have skin problems.

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