CO2 Fractional Laser For Anti-Aging
According to many doctors, CO2 fractional laser therapy is considered the anti-aging breakthrough of the decade. CO2 fractional laser therapy is a skin-resurfacing treatment that combines the effectiveness of traditional wrinkle removing carbon dioxide with a new application technique. This technique delivers amazing results without the usual harsh side effects and downtime associated with traditional wrinkle removing laser techniques.
How Does Fractional Resurfacing Work?
Collagen is the body’s main protein of connective tissue. Collagen keeps your skin plump and line-free. However, the natural aging process, combined with exposure to sun and pollution destroys collagen over time. Laser resurfacing puts the body’s natural collagen production on fast-forward by using “beamlets” of energy light to bore tiny holes in the skin. This process allows for the generation of new collagen cells. The breakthrough of Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is that it offers maximum results with minimal recovery time while preventing damage to the top layer of your skin. The Fractional laser treatment erases skin imperfections while creating a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
What Skin Conditions Can Fractional Resurfacing Treat?
The fractional laser treatment is designed to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and pigmented lesions, such as melasma on the face and body. However, as with any laser surgery, patients with darker complexions may be at risk for pigmentation loss. Common side effects include redness and swelling that can last for about two days.
What Results Can I Expect Immediately Following My Treatment?
The procedure is fast and accomplished in one or two sessions with about four days downtime. For about one to two hours following the treatment, you will experience swelling and a mild sunburn sensation. For the first two to three days following the fractional laser treatment, your skin will be slightly swollen and red. Depending on the level of your treatment, your skin will then appear bronze for three to 14 days. Flaking and peeling will occur for approximately four to seven days as your skin naturally exfoliates as new skin replaces dead tissue. The ultimate results are estimated to last eight to 10 years.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re ready to revitalize your appearance and get back the inner spark of your youth, we invite you to schedule a consultation at ZO Skin Centre in St. Petersburg, Florida today. During your private meeting with our surgeons, we will carefully evaluate you and understand your expectations and provide you with an exact treatment plan designed especially for your needs and goals.