What is CO2 Fractional Laser and What Can It Do For You?

Wrinkles, discoloration, and fine lines can make you appear older than you actually are. As we get old, collagen production drops and results in a breakdown of the underlying structure of the skin. Collagen degradation causes your skin to lose its elasticity and firmness, causing it to sag. Moreover, numerous environmental threats like UV rays and pollution could speed up the skin’s aging process. The good news is there’s a way you could turn back the clock using treatments like CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing.

What CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Does for You

This treatment helps the body get rid of damaged skin cells. Furthermore, it enables healthy, new cells to replace the older ones. CO2 fractional laser could get rid of several years from the face. It also lessens the appearance of skin discoloration and wrinkles so that the skin is younger-looking and healthier than before. Moreover, the CO2 laser is usually the best-built method for reducing acne scarring and resurfacing facial skin damage due to UV rays.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

The CO2 fractional laser procedure has been utilized for years due to its efficiency and safety. It’s safe for various skin types and concerns like sagging and drooping skin, wound scars, fine wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, warts, and acne-caused shallow scars.

The laser utilizes fractionated CO2 in ultrashort light energy pulse waves. The light beams are transmitted in a scanning way to eliminate thin skin layers using minimal heat damage. The laser beams are small, letting the laser treat only a little skin part while not reaching into the healthy skin.

Advantages of CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

We could utilize the CO2 fractional laser to deal with numerous issues for people of all ages. It also tightens the skin, eliminates wrinkles, and evens skin tone. In turn, it offers an overall younger-looking appearance.

You can benefit from CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing if you want to deal with skin issues such as wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, and skin discoloration.

What to Expect During Your CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

The cosmetic  doctor would thoroughly cleanse your face and give eye protection to prepare for your procedure. Next, as CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing could slightly sting, the specialist would numb the skin using local anesthetics to keep you as comfy as they can during the treatment. After the treatment, the doctor would apply soothing products to the skin being treated and offer medication to guarantee your continuous comfort in the next few days.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery

Your recovery period would be based on the intensity and depth of the CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment. Most clients note feeling like they get a mild sunburn on the treated regions. You could expect to get some redness and swelling, and you might experience itching or stinging sensations for a few days after the treatment

About a week following the CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment, your skin would dry and peel, and full results could be seen a few weeks later. Complete results of this laser procedure, including the elimination of moderate, deeper, and fine wrinkles and noticeable skin tightening, could take about  6 to 9 months to realize since the healing fully and the age-reversing is a very slow process.

A few weeks after the CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment, the skin treated would peel off and show new, rejuvenated skin. This new skin would be pink at first but slowly lighten over the following days.

Most clients notice that they’re very sensitive to sunlight for months after a CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment and up to a year. We strongly suggest reducing exposure to the sun and liberally putting in sunscreen daily.