CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing improves overall skin quality, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, erasing sun spots and freckles while tightening the skin. Laser resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure. Candidates for this procedure are people who desire an overall more youthful appearance and may have acne scars, sunspots, and/or facial wrinkling. It is necessary to have moderate to light colored skin for laser resurfacing. Dark skin tones can heal in a hypopigmented (lighter) shade, differing from the skin on the neck and remainder of the body.
CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing is a controlled vaporization of fractions on the superficial layers of the skin. The laser is set at a customized and safe wattage and density to ensure that the treatment does not go too deep. The laser stimulates new skin that heals from the inside out and promotes collagen growth while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
Most patients are back to their normal routine within a week, although complete recovery may take 3 to 4 months. After resurfacing, skin is red like with a sunburn. Protection from the sun is very important during this recovery period.