What does Fractional CO2 Laser treat?
If you are looking to rejuvenate dull, tired, wrinkled skin then a fractional CO2 laser is the right treatment for you. The cumulative effects of sun, pollution, and stress can make your skin lose its luster.
Fractional CO2 laser is able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas by penetrating beneath the skin’s surface to purge damaged skin. By stimulating the body’s own natural healing process the damaged skin cells are replaced with fresh, healthy ones leaving your skin smooth, even-toned, and vibrant looking.
What Should I Expect as a Result?
You can expect two levels of results, immediate and progressive. Immediate results are after initial healing is complete. Your skin’s surface will feel softer and you will have a more even skin tone. Progressive results are over the next 3-6 months; there will be a continued improvement in the pores, and firmness of the skin as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal.
Why Should I do a Fractional CO2 Laser treatment?
Fractional CO2 laser is effective treatment for :
- Improving skin tone and texture
- Acne and surgical scars
- Skin tightening
- Brown spots and age spots
- Perioral wrinkles (around the mouth)
- Periorbital wrinkles (around the eyes)
- Improve stretch marks
How is the Fractional Laser performed and what should I expect?
A topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having too much sun. It usually disappears after 1 to 3 hours. Depending on the intensity of your Fractional Laser treatment, you will have redness that will last from 1-3 days, without discomfort. A home regimen will be provided for you including a SPF 50 that is necessary daily. Dependening on the depth of the treatment,you will be able to resume normal activity within 1- 3 days and use of mineral makeup is recommended for additional sun protection without irritation.. This treatment is not recommended during the summer months. pregnant or lactating women or in patients taking or previous 6 month use of oral Vitamin A therapy (Accutane, Rocutan)
Can Fractional Laser be combined with other treatments?
Yes. Clients often benefit from combining Fractional Laser with other anti-aging treatments, like Botox/Dysport and Restylane Injections. During your complimentary consultation with the Plastic Surgeon, Dr.Stamatiou, the appropriate treatment plan to achieve your desired results will be discussed with you. Fractional Laser treatment can be repeated after 6 weeks for additional improvement in tone and texture.