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
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.
Father time will leave a mark – let Dr. Z erase it!
To schedule a
consultation, Call our Baton Rouge or Prairieville dermatology
(225) 778-7540 today!