Laser skin resurfacing is an aggressive treatment approach to skin damage or scars.The unique fractional treatment results in a quicker healing process with long lasting results. It is one of the few procedures that have stood the test of time.
Fractional CO2 laser removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing) for maximizing results and minimizing side effects.
Results that are expected are a very significant and noticeable reduction in the components of sun damaged skin such as “age-spots” (also called sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer. The skin will continue to improve for a period of 6 months following the procedure provided proper skincare is used and sun exposure is minimized. This is an economical approach as it would require multiple different lasers as well as fillers and botulinum toxin to achieve the results from this technology.
During procedure, you will be given either a topical or local anesthetic. After the procedure, most patients describe the discomfort as similar to a mild sunburn or rubber snap which subsides quickly.
The main negative of this procedure is the downtime. Depending on the area and the aggressiveness of the treatment, it will take 4- 7 days for the redness and swelling to settle.
Clinical studies suggest that 3-6 sessions LASER SKIN RESURFACING spaced at 4- 8 week intervals, produce significant results.