How do fractional CO2 Lasers Work?

How do fractional CO2 Lasers Work?

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Dozens of anti-aging products and procedures have hit the market over the last two decades but none of them could get doctors and patients’ endorsement as did fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Dermatologists all over the world have rated this skin resurfacing technique as the anti-aging breakthrough of the decade. One realistic reason behind continuous popularity of fractional CO2 lasers is their ability to precisely target affected areas without damaging surrounding skin and tissues.

What exactly is Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

It is latest advancement in laser technology that combines effectiveness of traditional carbon dioxide lasers with a new application technique which uses these high energy laser beamlets in a fractionated way to deliver powerful results while leaving surrounding skin and tissues intact.

How does it work?

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing uses high intensity beams of carbon dioxide lasers to bore tiny holes of a specific in the affected areas. This accelerates healing process as well as the body’s natural collagen and elastin production. The only difference between skin resurfacing through traditional carbon dioxide lasers and fractional CO2 lasers is that the latter does it in a way that prevents damage to the epidermis as well as to the surrounding skin and tissues, thus minimizing the recovery time.

What conditions can be treated with Fractional CO2 Lasers?

Dermatologists are using Fractional CO2 lasers to treat a wide array of skin conditions including:

  • Acne scars
  • Open pores
  • Facial wrinkles and creases
  • Uneven skin tone or skin pigmentation
  • Textural irregularities arising from sun damage
  • Stretch marks treatment

Is it a painful procedure?

Fractional CO2 is a simple and safe procedure that can be made virtually painless by numbing the treatment areas. Dermatologists apply numbing cream to the treatment areas 30 to 45 minutes prior to the procedure. This helps minimize the level of discomfort big time. Even the pain and discomfort associated with the procedure is not unbearable. Most individuals find it to cause mild stinging similar to snapping a rubber band on the skin.

What are the side effects?

When performed by a board-certified, trained dermatologist, fractional CO2 skin resurfacing rarely causes any serious side effects. However getting the procedure done by an inexperienced doctor or nurse practitioner could cause serious side effects, including permanent skin discoloration. Common side effects of the procedure include redness and mild swelling of the treated areas, which lasts for 36 to 48 hours.

Laser Skin Care also offers Fractional CO2 lasers for anti-aging and acne scars. Visit us today or contact through free online consultation form available at the top right corner.

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