CO2 Fractionated Laser

What It Is

The CO2 Fractionated Laser is an exceptional treatment to target deep wrinkles, folds, lines, and severe texture damage as a result of sun exposure, acne scarring, surgical or traumatic scars. Fractionated lasers are one of the most advanced laser technologies available on the market and are a great way to achieve skin rejuvenation without going under the knife. Furthermore, the CO2 laser features the longest wavelength on the market, making it safe for use on darker skin tones once the laser settings are adjusted.

How It Works

The CO2 Fractionated Laser works by fractionating the light beam into thousands of tiny shafts of light, which penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin. This will trigger the skin’s repair process and as the skin repairs the tiny shafts, the old, damaged skin is pushed out and replaced with newer, rejuvenated skin cells.

Areas Treated

The CO2 Fractionated Laser is a safe procedure for various areas of the face, including delicate areas such as those around the eyelids and mouth. Additionally, it can be used to improve skin texture on the chest, neck, arms, and legs. The team at Fairview Laser are equipped with the proper knowledge and expertise to administer treatment in these areas, as the risk of scarring as well as other complications are higher when treating these areas.

The CO2 Fractionated Laser works best for patients in their late 40s to 70s who have moderate to deep wrinkling or sun damage or with moderate to severe acne scarring. It is also effective in the treatment of eyelids and neck skin with a crepey appearance.

Results

At Fairview Laser, the Fractional CO2 laser is one of the most intense laser treatments we have available, yielding premium results that allow our patients to rejuvenate their skin non-surgically. With state-of-the-art laser technology, the laser treatment is effective in the precise removal of the top layers of the skin housing damaged, old skin cells to reveal the softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin underneath. With excellent skin resurfacing and skin tightening results, the Fractional CO2 Laser will effectively target fine lines, deep wrinkles, discolouration, acne scarring, sun damage, and skin damage.

Your Fractional CO2 Laser can be completely customized to your needs. Treatments can be deeper, with more healing and downtime required, or shallower with less recovery time needed. With deeper treatments come better results, however some patients prefer having 2 shallow treatments so that their recovery time is not as lengthy.

Immediately after your treatment, you will see some results however the dramatic results of this treatment will gradually improve over the course of 3 to 6 months. After your skin heals, it will appear smoother and more even toned. As the days and weeks progress, you will notice fewer lines, less pigmentation, and more radiance.

The results of your Fractional CO2 Laser treatment has the ability to last for years as long as you protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen and wearing brimmed hats. There may also be other factors that can age the skin, such as general health, smoking, changes in weight, etc, which can impact on the longevity of the results from your CO2 laser treatment.

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