Skin resurfacing with the fractional CO2 laser can remove acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines, and it can improve skin texture and tone. By targeting the deeper skin levels and combining ablation and heating, this treatment can penetrate the dermis to address skin concerns without damaging the surrounding skin.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment?
Facial rejuvenation with fractional CO2 resurfacing can be an effective treatment for most skin types. If you are bothered by mild skin laxity, scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven texture, and skin tone concerns, this resurfacing treatment might be right for you.
Fractional CO2 treatment can effectively target:
- Acne scars and other types of scarring
- Freckles and sun damage
- Mild skin laxity
- Minor wrinkles and fine lines
- Uneven skin tone and texture
How Does the Fractional CO2 Treatment Process Work?
The fractional CO2 laser beam has been fractionalized, meaning that it is separated and does not target one large section of the dermis. Other, more ablative approaches remove the entire outer layers of skin, but by fractionating the laser, your skin will heal quicker with reduced downtime as new collagen and elastin are promoted. Results after fractional CO2 treatment reveal smooth, youthful skin with reduced imperfections.
Is Laser Resurfacing Painful?
Fractional CO2 resurfacing treatment may cause discomfort for some patients. Our team at AesthetiCare applies a topical numbing agent before treatment to ensure comfort during the process. Oral medications may be included to eliminate any pain during your session.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
The face, neck, and chest are most common, but many other areas with scars and skin concerns can be treated with fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.
How Much Does Fractional CO2 Treatment Cost?
Your CO2 laser resurfacing cost will vary depending on the size of the areas you want treated. If you combine your resurfacing treatment with another procedure, then the price will change accordingly. To learn more about pricing, please schedule your consultation to discuss the details.
How Long Is the Downtime After Fractional Laser Treatment?
Most patients can resume work and regular activities after two to seven days. Your recovery time will be determined by what areas are being treated and the laser wavelengths used.
What Results Can I Expect After Treatment?
Treatment can significantly improve and refresh the skin after one session. Most patients see results in as little as one week, with improvements continuing in the following months.
Can I Combine Laser Resurfacing Treatment With Other Procedures?
Many patients choose to combine their fractional CO2 treatment with other procedures such as injectable fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic to dramatically reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and other facial concerns. Discuss your desired results and cosmetic goals with your aesthetic provider to determine which treatments can benefit you and help you achieve your desired outcome.
Can I Combine Laser Resurfacing Treatment With Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments?
You can now add on PRP treatments to go alongside your laser resurfacing. This will further help the appearance of your skin by stimulating your stem cells and boosting the production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for skin elasticity and tautness.
Adding PRP to a fractional CO2 laser treatment will improve your aesthetic results by 20 to 25 percent. It also speeds up the healing process, allowing you to resume your regular activities in a more timely fashion.
How Do I Schedule a Consultation?
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