Webmd, a leading health-care website, has rated Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing as the world’s number one anti-aging breakthrough of the decade. Popularity of the procedure can assessed from the fact that the demand for Fractional CO2 treatment increased by 130 percent in just one year. Now you must be wondering what is so different about the procedure that making it a big success in the market. Well, it is a minimally invasive skin resurfacing procedure that guarantees maximum benefits with minimal discomfort and risk to the individual.
In cosmetic surgery, the principle of skin resurfacing is very simple, by inducing a controlled damage to the targeted areas of the skin in a bid to stimulate its natural healing process and cause the body to produce more and more collagen. The ultimate objective of the procedure is to help an individual get forever young-looking skin free of wrinkles and blemishes. The ultimate goal of every skin resurfacing technique – be it Chemical Peeling, Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion or Dermapen – is the same; however, it is the nature of technique you use for skin resurfacing that determines how successful the procedure will be. Success of a procedure not only depends on its ultimate result but also on the level of risks involved and the recovery time as well as the post-procedure downtime required.
The traditional skin resurfacing techniques mostly work by buffing away the top most damaged layers of skin, thereby increasing the recovery time and the downtime involved. Removal of the outermost layer at once also puts the patient at risk to developing numerous side effects, hyper- and hypo-pigmentation being at the top.
Even in laser skin resurfacing, there are two types of lasers used – ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers. The former work by vaporizing the outer layer of the skin while the latter simply heat up the outer layers to stimulate cell regeneration as well as collagen production – thus causing controlled damage to the skin. Ablative laser skin resurfacing in mostly performed once in a lifetime and gives lasting results, whereas non-ablative lasers require multiple sessions to deliver maximum results.
Fractional CO2 Lasers is also used for ablative skin resurfacing, but unlike the traditional ablative lasers, it produces produces spectacular results without causing much trauma to the epidermis. The procedure is virtually painless and does not require general anesthesia. Only topical anesthesia is applied to the face to numb the treatment areas.
Laser Skin Care also offers Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. If you are interested, contact us now through our free online consultation form.