One of the greatest breakthroughs in modern aesthetic medical technology was the development of the fractional CO2 laser. It combines the power of traditional carbon dioxide laser treatment with a revolutionary new delivery method to avoid harsh side effects.
What is Fractional CO2?
You may be familiar with the original CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. They had the capacity to achieve amazing results, erasing signs of aging, improving skin texture, and providing a healthful, youthful glow. Unfortunately, the treatment was quite uncomfortable, and the recovery was extensive. Fractional CO2 is the next generation of CO2 treatment, delivering the same delightful results without the extreme discomfort and extended downtime.
By using fractional energy, rather than an uninterrupted intense beam, this technique ablates a multitude of microscopic skin regions, leaving microscopic areas of unaffected skin in between. Therefore, healing is much faster and more comfortable.
How It is Used?
Fractional CO2 laser treatment, performed by Dr. Z, is used to remove wrinkles, refine texture, reduce pore size, and eliminate brown spots. This is the gold standard for overall surface rejuvenation. Dr. Z has also developed techniques that minimize discomfort and bruising while maximizing results. She is on the forefront of developing new products and techniques including areas that are often overlooked such as the ear lobes and hands.
Recovery and Results
Recovery is much faster and more comfortable with fractional CO2 treatment than it was with the traditional method. Initially, there may be some swelling, redness, or crusting in the treatment area, but this should resolve within a couple of days. Any lingering pinkness typically fades within a week or two, leaving your skin smooth, firm, and healthy with a radiant complexion.
In most cases, one or two treatments are sufficient to achieve optimal results. It is believed that the results of fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can last for several years. This is an excellent solution for patients with pigmentation problems, superficial scarring, uneven skin tone, sun damage, or unwelcome signs of aging.
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