Fractional CO2 Laser for Scar and Acne Removal
1. What is the Fractional CO2 Laser?
The fractional CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser is an effective laser for scar removal and best treatment for acne scarring.
The CO2 fractional technology treats areas of skin affected, leaving healthy skin surrounding the treatment area. This allows for fast healing and very safe treatments for all skin types.
2. Can the acne scars be treated with Fractional CO2 laser?
The fractional CO2 laser transmit lasers with small microscopic holes in the deep and targeted layers of the skin. This leads the skin to generate new and healthy collagen to smooth out the acne scars and makes skin resurfacing smoother.
Improvement in acne scars can be seen in as early as one week following the Fractional CO2 laser treatment. Improvements in acne scarring will continue for up to 6 months following the initial treatment.
Approximately 30-70% improvement of acne scarring is seen after one treatment, though results vary by the individual.
Most patients require only 2-3 treatment to reach the desired improvement.
Laser scar treatment involves the use of short beams of micro-fine laser light that penetrates deeply into the inner layers of the skin, restoring the skin’s supportive structure.
The healing process of the skin sheds off old, damaged tissue and replenishes it with a new, fresh collagen and elastin – the necessary components in beautiful smooth looking skin.
Skin laser resurfacing can be quite costly in other countries like US and Europe.
Medico Global Clinic offers much lower prices using same process and technology.
3. What is Fractionated laser skin resurfacing
This laser therapy uses small rays of light that penetrate deep into the skin.
This results in dozens or even hundreds of tiny, microscopic holes from where skin cells have been removed, encircled by healthy skin.
The healthy skin surrounding them helps to swiftly repair the damage inflicted by the laser therapy, resulting in renovated, fresh, new skin cells.
A topical anesthetic is administered to prevent pain. This therapy is less invasive and requires very little recovery time — it also doesn't result in the same degree of skin enhancement as ablative (full-blown) laser resurfacing.
After this procedure, you may experience redness or slight swelling that disappears within a few days. You would most probably require three to five treatment sessions, with a gap of one week between every session.
While some progress will be observed immediately, the full-fledged results of therapy appear after a few months.
It’s a quick and easy procedure that is almost pain-free and requires little to no recovery time.