Fractional CO2 Laser Tips for Medical Providers

Fractional CO2 Laser Tips for Medical Providers

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Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is the latest skin rejuvenation technique being used all over the world for treating a wide range of cosmetic and non-cosmetic skin conditions. Some of the skin conditions that are commonly treated with Fractional CO2 lasers include:

  • Skin laxity
  • Tattoo removal
  • Fine lines and wrinkles on face
  • Superficial pigmentation and textural irregularities
  • Stretch marks caused by puberty, pregnancy or any other factor
  • Melasma treatment – dark patches on face caused by hormonal imbalance, especially during pregnancy

Fractional CO2 lasers produce great results, but only when used properly by an experienced dermatologist or laser expert. Here are some tips that every dermatologist should make sure that he or his patient is following. This will not only guarantee maximum benefit from the procedure but will also ensure that the patient recovers from the procedure without developing any unwanted side effects.

  • Prescribe your patients some good skin lightening creams to improve their complexion by a few tones to avoid issues like laser burns or hyper-pigmentation
  • Skin bleaching creams must be started at 3 to 4 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Never treat your acne scars patients while they still have active acne; first control the active acne and then treat them for acne scars
  • Never treat rosacea patients. Fractional CO2 lasers may flare up the condition
  • Don’t treat patients who have been taking isotretinoin in the last 4 to six months. Treating such patients may worsen the condition
  • Perform a patch test on your patient at least a week before the appointment
  • Don’t forget to apply a numbing cream to the treatment area prior to the procedure
  • Apply the numbing cream at least 45 minutes before the treatment
  • Use ice packs on the treated areas for half an hour after the treatment for the patient’s comfort
  • Don’t prescribe pain medications to your patients after the procedure. If they complain about pain, manage it with ice packs
  • The pain should not last for more than a few hours. If it persists, it is an indication that there is something wrong, may be an infection
  • Also avoid prescribing oral antibiotics to your patients. Oral medications should be used only if there is an acne breakout
  • The treated areas must be generously moisturized after the treatment to avoid discomfort caused by dry, flaky skin
  • Ask your patient to use mild moisturizers to avoid acne flare ups
  • Don’t prescribe your patients moisturizers like Aquaphor or Vaseline, mild moisturizers will be enough
  • Suggest your patient some good face wash which they should use at least thrice a day to wash off the remains of moisturizer as well as dead skin
  • Ask your patients not to pick at the flaky skin; this may cause hyper-pigmentation
  • Tell your patients that sunscreen is a must. As a result of Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing, new skin replaces the old damaged skin. This new skin is very sensitive to ultraviolet rays of sun and must be protected
  • Suggest your patients some high spectrum sunscreen lotion with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 45 or above

If you are seeking Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing in Dubai, contact Laser Skin Care and you would not be disappointed. We have a team of internationally recognized dermatologists and laser experts who have been treating people with Fractional CO2 lasers for over ten years. We also offer free online consultations. If you have any queries, contact us by filling our consultation form and get expert advice.

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