Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Can Eliminate Deep Wrinkles
Fractional CO2 Laser is the gold standard for laser skin resurfacing in order to treat the effects of facial skin aging. The latest laser technology, the fractional CO2 laser, offers many of the benefits of the full face CO2 laser, with a fraction of the downtime. The laser is used to treat the effects of sun damage on the skin as well as facial skin aging. The laser can provide skin tightening, is used to treat dyschromia (brown spots and skin discoloration), even out the skin tone and color, remove fine lines and wrinkles, and to reduce the size of large pores.
How does the Fractional CO2 Laser work?
Fractionated Carbon dioxide lasers produce a beam of infrared light that can target the area precisely and results in no bleeding. Lasers, including carbon dioxide lasers, work by producing short pulses of a single wavelength of light. These pulses last less than a millisecond or one thousandth of a second. This light is extremely intense. It injures the skin in a specified area; consequently this injury causes skin cells to reproduce more rapidly to heal the injury. Deep Wrinkle improvement or acne scar improvement is limited because of the way (CO2) lasers work. They produce heat and to treat the deeper wrinkles or acne scars, more heat is required.
How long does Fractional CO2 Laser treatment last?
This will depend on your skin type, which areas you want addressed and the amount of downtime that you prefer. Most patients require 2-3 treatments spaced two months apart. You will see gradual improvement in the appearance of your skin immediately after the initial healing phase is complete at about 5 days. The CO2 laser stimulates collagen production in the dermis (deep skin layer) that helps fill in the fine lines of your face. Collagen build up takes up to 6 months to complete.
Side effects of Fractional CO2 Laser treatment
Postoperative pain, swelling, itching and tightness and discoloration. The side effects must be differentiated from complications which might include persistent redness of the face and prolonged healing, infection or allergic reaction to the topical ointments used after the laser resurfacing.
The Fractional CO2 Laser is most commonly used for:
- Loose skin around the eyes
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
- Perioral rhytids which are the fine lines of the upper lip and lower lip.
- Treat the entire face in order to improve the appearance of your fine lines, wrinkles, the skin tone, skin color, and skin texture
- Deep acne scarring – Fractional CO2 is an excellent tool to treat acne scarring. The dermatologist can help you with your acne scars and will direct your treatment depending on what kind of acne scars you have.
What makes the fractional CO2 laser unique?
There is no question that the CO2 laser is the gold standard laser for facial skin resurfacing. However, despite unparalleled results, the traditional CO2 laser treated 100% of the skin and resulted in a long recovery process. It took up to 3 months for the skin to heal and this often resulted in a permanent skin lightening.
Fractional CO2 technology applies the same principles as the traditional laser, however modern computer technology has made it possible for the beam to be fractionated. What this means is that rather than treating the entire surface area of the skin, only a fraction of the skin is treated (for example 30% of the skin instead of 100%). In doing so, the laser leaves behind healthy and intact skin bridges, in between the treated areas. This allows for rapid healing of the skin while still maintaining the excellent results of CO2 laser technology.
Fractional CO2 laser in Abu Dhabi
Adam and Eve Cosmetic Centre is equipped with the latest anti-aging technology to provide cosmetic treatments that deliver real and visible results such as the Fractional CO2 Laser. Book your consultation with our dermatologist in Abu Dhabi today!