What is Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional laser delivery is the latest innovation for minimally invasive laser skin resurfacing. This laser offers precise skin resurfacing for treatment of wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars and brown spots (discoloration). In less than an hour your skin can be laser peeled and revitalized with minimal down time, rapid recovery and visible improvement in most cases.
How Does Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Work?
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing is when the laser splits off into multiple, smaller beams. This allows the skin to heal more quickly and significantly reduces the downtime. The lasers cause minor damage to the skin and remove the thin layer known as the epidermis. At the same time, it also heats the underlying skin called the dermis.
This process helps stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Once the epidermis heals and regrows, the new skin can appear smoother with a brighter complexion.
What Are The Risks of Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing can help enhance your appearance, but there are a few risks you need to be aware of before considering it.
These risks include the following:
- Increased chance of infection
- Changes in your pigmentation
- Worsen acne
- Skin dryness
If any of these symptoms worsen or persist even after the recovery period, seek medical attention immediately.
What Are The Contraindications of Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing is not for everyone, as there are contraindications that can disqualify you as a viable candidate.
These contraindications include the following:
- You have significant eyelid laxity.
- You are not in good health.
- You have an active infection.
- You are prone to keloids.
- You have very thick skin.
- You have unrealistic expectations regarding the procedure.
- You are not willing to follow the doctor’s orders for recovery.
Dr. Walker will review your medical history during your consultation with her to decide whether or not you are a viable candidate for Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing.
Who Is a Candidate For Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
You are a suitable candidate for Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing if you have fine lines, wrinkles, facial scars, uneven pigmentation, unwanted birthmarks, or enlarged pores.
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This can be performed as a series of spa laser peels or by Dr. Stagnone in the O.R. at higher settings for deeper wrinkles and acne scars if slightly more recovery time is available. Procedure is priced according to skin type and number of sessions. Prior consultation is required. Call us at (972) 661-5077 or fill out our contact form here. Our staff can provide you with more information or the option to schedule a consultation with our medi-spa or Dr. Stagnone.