Fractional CO2 Laser

FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER

The Fractional CO2 laser is a modern and effective carbon dioxide laser that is used for removing benign and superficial skin growths such as warts, milia, syringomas, sebaceous hyperplasias, and small moles. These growths are efficiently vaporized away by using the  laser with lower power under topical anesthesia with numbing cream.

CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pores
  • Regenerate new skin cells
  • Skin tightening
  • Improvement in skin texture and tone
  • Pigmentation
  • Stretch marks

How it Works

The Fractional Laser features the patented Controlled Chaos Technology, an algorithm to pseudo-randomly deliver each micro laser beam, allowing the tissue to maximize heat dissipation between shots. The result is an increased safety profile with a reduction in post-operative discomfort and faster healing time leading to unparalleled fractional resurfacing results.

The treatment produces thousands of deep, tiny columns in your skin, called microscopic treatment zones, which the skin repairs by pushing out the old sun damaged skin and replacing it with new skin. It triggers the body’s natural healing process accelerating the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells.

 

Treatment Procedure

The use of numbing cream on the treated area prior to treatment ensures maximum comfort during the procedure. The procedure itself is quick and takes about 15 minutes.

The fractional laser works by removing outer layers of damaged skin and stimulating the skin to regenerate. The energy heats up the dermis layer and stimulates the body’s natural repair process to rebuild lost collagen in the skin, without injuring the skin’s surface. Concurrently, fractional technology leaves the healthy tissues intact between the laser beams to accelerate tissue healing. For Acne Scars, the fractional laser breaks up the scar tissue and stimulates collagen to smoothen these scars out.

Is the Procedure Safe?

Fractional laser treatments are approaching a decade of popularity with doctors and consumers worldwide. The Fractional CO2 Laser is designed with operating features designed to provide your doctor and you the highest margin of safety during the procedure.

Is the treatment painful?

Everyone experiences pain or discomfort to varying degrees. Discuss with your doctor to determine how to minimise your discomfort during the procedure. Numbing cream is commonly applied before the procedure for 20 to 30 minutes. During the procedure, discomfort will be minimal and at most, pricking sensations may be experienced.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Redness of the treated area can be expected immediately after the procedure followed by the development of micro-crusts as the skin heals. These should resolve in a week.

Is there any pain or downtime?

Recovery from superficial Fractional CO2 Laser treatments may require 1-3 days. Makeup may be used during this time. Intermediate treatments may require 4-5 days before makeup can be applied and deep treatments may take 7-10 days for recovery. Redness and swelling are more common with intermediate and deep laser treatments. Swelling resolves in a day or 2.

Redness is normal and temporary, and can be camouflaged with makeup. Light superficial laser treatments require minimal downtime, and is beneficial for patients with fine lines and discoloration of the skin.

When will i see results?

Within a few days, you will observe that the treated skin is smoother and more even-toned. The skin will continue to improve over six to nine months as the new collagen builds up.

Post treatment care

Sun protection after the laser treatment is required to protect and prevent side effects such as hyperpigmentation and prolonged redness. It is recommended to use sunblock with SPF50. Additionally, sun/ direct UV rays avoidance is also much advised.

There are so many different lasers? How would I know which suits me best?

Different lasers have different wavelengths to treat different concerns. It’s best to arrange a consultation with the doctor to see which treatment best suits you. No consultation charges.

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