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What is CO2 Laser?

CO2laserCO2 Laser is revolutionary approach to all laser skin resurfacing procedures. During Co2 Laser, the laser beam is broken up or fractionalised into many small micro beams. When these micro beams strike the skin surface, small areas of the skin between the beams are not hit by the laser and are the left intact.

These small areas of untreated skin promote a much more rapid recovery and healing with less risk of complications. The small areas treated by the fractional micro beams, called micro-thermal treatment zones (MTZ), cause sufficient laser injury to promote new collagen production and achieve facial skin rejuvenation. It is the gold standard treatment for acne scars.

What is it used to treat?

CO2 Laser is used for the treatment of the facial lines and wrinkles (rhytides), skin tightening, skin texture improvement, uneven skin tone and acne scarring. CO2 Laser can be used on any part of the body, but is particularly useful on the face, neck, chest and hands when compared to traditional ablative modalities.

Does it hurt?

Treatments well tolerated and feels like a prickling sensation. A topical anesthetic ointment is applied prior to the treatment to allay any discomfort.

When can i return to my daily activities?

CO2 Laser offers the benefits of speedy healing and short downtime of just a few days. Side effects are minimal and typically involve swelling and redness for a day or two.

Make-up can be applied when fine pinpoint micro-crusting develops on the treated area after the second day. Most patients are able to return to routine activities on the third day.

How many treatments do i need?

You will see improvements with each treatment session. Clinical studies suggest that 3 to 4 treatments spaced about 21-28 days apart produce a gradual remodelling of dermal matrix components.

Optimal improvement is usually visible in about 2-3 months as collagen remodelling and skin tightening continues. The longevity of results is, as always, dependant on future ageing, the effect of gravity and sun exposure.

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