Fractional CO2 laser plays a big role in dermatology. It provides a bridge between the full ablative indications and the non-ablative skin rejuvenation systems of the 2000s in the rejuvenation of photo-aged skin on and off the face. And guess what, it is also a great laser treatment for wrinkles, traces of aging and to rejuvenate the skin.
How Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Works?
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. The old damaged skin will in time be replace by new healthy skin. This laser treatments is also effective for skin tightening and skin renewal.
Is effective in reducing already existing wrinkles and skin tightening?
Fractional CO2 is used as a laser treatment for wrinkles because of its strong penetration power. Furthermore. The procedure provides great results. A study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information shows results that patients can expect after undergo a CO2 laser treatment for wrinkles or any other skin issue they might have.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing is also effective for the following skin concerns:
-Ptosis (droopy eyelids)
Who should not consider fractional CO2 laser?
We advise patients with a skin condition to consult a dermatologist prior to setting up any fractional CO2 laser treatment. If you suffer from acne, do go see a dermatologist. Furthermore, patients with darker complexions should proceed with laser treatment with caution. We offer a free consultation to help you make decisions while in possession of all the information. Your safety comes first.
How many treatments does the client need?
Wether you do Fractional CO2 as a laser treatment for wrinkles or any other conditions, the number of treatments will mostly depend on the client's expectations. Some skin conditions will of course require more session but ultimately, if the client is satisfied after two, then two sessions are enough. CO2 laser treatment can take 1 to 3 sessions. However, it is best to discuss the effectiveness of CO2 Laser Treatment in a clinic or spa.
What are the most common side effects?
According to Mayo Clinic, the most common side effects of CO2 laser treatment include:
-Redness, swelling, and itching
However, when done properly and the right precautions taken, patients should not bad side effects after doing a CO2 laser treatment for wrinkles (or any other condition).
Redness and swelling are normal during the healing process. The top layer of the skin will become brown and crusted. This means that the treated area is preparing to shed. Expect a downtime of approximately five to seven days. The redness will fade after about two weeks, and new collagen will be produced over the next few months. After that, you’ll see great results from your treatment.