Dark spots on the skin – sometimes called age spots or sun spots – can be embarrassing and difficult to cover with makeup. Then, there are acne scars or other types of scars that can make even the most confident person feel self-conscious. Luckily, there are now advanced, minimally invasive treatments for these conditions, such as the Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing technology.
Fractional technology is less invasive than earlier laser skin resurfacing methods, and it enables you to quickly rejuvenate your skin with little downtime. It’s an advanced non-surgical procedure that uses carbon dioxide laser treatment to stimulate collagen growth and improve a variety of skin conditions.
What can I expect during a Fractional CO2 Laser treatment?
A treatment typically lasts 20-30 minutes. Fractional technology has made laser resurfacing much more comfortable than in the past. Minimal sedation is used to help you relax, and a numbing cream is provided.
What can the Fractional CO2 Laser do for me?
A Fractional CO2 Laser treatment can improve the following on the face, neck, hands, arms, and/or chest:
- Age spots / brown spots / hyperpigmentation
- Lines and wrinkles
- Scars, including acne scars
- Facial redness
This anti-aging procedure can also subtly tighten your skin like a non-surgical facelift.
How long does it take to recover from a CO2 Laser treatment?
Most patients see results immediately with continued improvement over the next few months. Short-term side effects include some redness that completely dissipates within 5-6 days.
One treatment typically gives an overall appealing result, but clinical improvement will continue with serial treatments. The procedure can be repeated every 3-6 months. For maintenance, most patients have facial rejuvenation procedures annually to help defy the aging process.