Fractional Resurfacing CO2
Fractional resurfacing CO2 is one of the most advanced and effective laser treatment options currently available on the market. At SIAN we have been using this laser procedure to produce astounding often dramatic results even after only one visit! It’s a viable solution for individuals with badly damaged skin.
A big advantage of this procedure is its high level of accuracy, as only specific areas at a selected depth are treated. In simple terms, Fractional Resurfacing removes precise portions of the upper and lower level of skin tissue known as the epidermis. The method we use at SIAN works by utilizing laser micro-beams to vaporize the skin tissue. Which triggers collagen production, resulting in highly noticeable improvements to your overall skin condition. This might not be the best treatment if your sole purpose is to tighten your skin and reduce wrinkles. Never the less many patients are quite impressed with the improvements that are possible.
Benefits of Fractional Resurfacing CO2 Treatment:
- Creates smoother and firmer skin
- Rejuvenates sun-damaged skin
- Improves acne scars, pitting and other skin cavity and general scarring conditions
- Improves pigmentations and vascular skin conditions
- Reduces facial lines and wrinkles
- Tightens skin on the face and neck
How Long Laser Fractional Resurfacing CO2 Treatment Takes?
Depending on the severity of your unique situation, skin resurfacing can take anywhere from 15 – 60 minutes. In addition, another hour will be needed if topical anesthesia is applied.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Patients may encounter minor discomfort, however, a topical anesthetic can be administered to reduce your concerns. There are other pain easing remedies available which our specialist may prescribe.
Recovery and Downtime
After a Fractional Resurfacing CO2 treatment, patients may experience swelling, redness, dryness and itching at or near the area of application. This is normal and medications can be prescribed to reduce and relax your healing process. With skincare everything comes in proportion to the treatment you receive, a more aggressive treatment usually equals better results with increased downtime. That being said, fractional laser technology is a suitable solution to a more aggressive approach by the low downtime associated with a treatment.
In most cases downtime shouldn’t exceed 3-4 days! However, routine activities can be resumed right away, even though redness may persist for about a week. Our SIAN protocol is designed to minimize downtime and we will provide you with post treatment information to ensure you don’t miss a beat.
How Long Fractional Resurfacing CO2 Lasts?
The duration and longevity of your results depends on various factors, such as your health, previous maintenance, age and general skin condition. The effects can last up to one year or more if proper skincare is maintained.
How many treatment sessions will be needed to attain your desired results are dependent on your skin type and particular issues you are choosing to improve. A specific treatment plan will be recommended by our team of experts and on average, it will take two to three visits to achieve a satisfying outcome.