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CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing Restores Your Skin

Published on November 22, 2017

CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is a specialized technique in which damaged layers of the skin are removed. It can not only revitalize your skin but also make you look much younger. Thus, the CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is one of the most important anti-aging breakthroughs achieved in the 21st century.

What makes a laser treatment fractional? While normal laser treatments focus on an entire layer of skin, fractional laser treatments instead focus on treating numerous microscopic zones on the skin layer. By leaving many other areas of the skin untouched, the healing process is sped up; the undamaged areas encourage faster healing of the damaged regions.

What Are the Types Of CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

There are two forms of fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment:

Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing: This type of treatment is also known as pixelated carbon dioxide laser resurfacing treatment. It offers flawless results but requires a longer period of downtime. A mild anesthetic is required in this process. A laser beam is applied on the area for treatment, and the uppermost layer of the skin is vaporized, or ablated. Collagen production is stimulated in the cells of the skin by the process of vaporization. In the process of healing, the skin recovers its original youthful appearance, free of imperfections.

Non-Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing: This treatment option does not involve vaporization of skin tissue and is thus gentler. Because of this, its recovery time is much shorter. During this treatment, laser energy penetrates deep into the epidermal layer of the skin and initiates collagen production. When collagen in the skin is destroyed due to the damaging effects of pollution, sun, and aging, the skin acquires a sagging appearance. Restoring a higher rate of collagen production helps the skin get back its youthful appearance. In the ablative method, you can’t address sagging skin, whereas in this method, you can. The non-ablative method can treat numerous skin issues, including skin discolorations like dark spots and sun spots.

What Are the Benefits of CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

This treatment is a solution to a wide array of skin issues, including acne scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines. If you are troubled by skin that has been damaged by sun exposure and the aging process, then CO2 fractional laser resurfacing can help mend it. Even skin laxity problems can be effectively cured with this treatment.

This process is effective if you want to remove any unwanted moles or warts from your skin. It is employed in some cases at the initial stages of skin cancer.

After treatment, you will see a marked improvement in the overall texture of the skin. Moreover, collagen production will continue for a year or longer after treatment.

So if you want healthier-looking skin, CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is an excellent treatment option.

Make an Appointment to Revitalize Your Skin

To get started with your CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment, contact our office and make an appointment for a consultation. During this consultation, you will be able to speak with Dr. David Kriegel, a well-respected dermatologic surgeon with years of experience.