What is Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing?
In general, laser resurfacing is a method of reducing wrinkles, scars and blemishes. By using a laser to remove the outermost surface of the skin, laser resurfacing offers the skin a chance to regrow into a glowing, unblemished surface. Laser resurfacing also stimulates collagen growth underneath the skin. With increased collagen, wrinkles are filled in, reducing or eliminating their appearance.
The Fractional CO2 laser offers all the advantages of laser skin resurfacing with drastically reduced disadvantages. Because one purpose of laser skin resurfacing is regrowth of the outer layers of skin, patients should still expect some redness and a recovery period while the skin heals, however, this is dramatically reduced from previous procedures. Additionally, because the Fractional CO2 laser is not as rough on the skin, the recovery time is significantly shorter with faster results. Treatment uses for the Fractional CO2 laser
The Fractional CO2 laser is extremely diverse. At Elite Medical Center, we use it to treat a broad variety of skin conditions, including:
- Fine lines or wrinkles of the face, such as around the eyes, mouth and forehead
- Acne scars
- Sun-damaged skin
- Aging skin
- Liver spots
- Discolored complexion
- Enlarged oil glands
- Skin resurfacing on other visible parts of the body, such as the hands.