For many years, carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers have been used to resurface skin, reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. While CO2 lasers were effective, there was significant downtime required. Fractional laser technology has transformed laser treatments. Unlike traditional CO2 lasers, fractional CO2 lasers fire columns of energy into the treatment area. Using the fractionated method ensures the treatment is deep but the healing is fast This fractionated delivery system can be customised for each patient and is safer than traditional CO2 laser treatment.
WHAT SKIN CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH FRACTIONAL CO2?
At Melbourne City Dermatology we treat the following skin conditions with Fractional CO2:
- Acne scarring (link to acne URL)
- Sagging and ageing skin
- Open pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
For some patients we also treat freckling and pigmentation using Fractional CO2.
Before choosing a Physician to perform your laser treatment, it is very important to check if they are qualified in delivering laser procedures.
WHAT RESULTS CAN YOU EXPECT FROM FRACTIONAL CO2 TREATMENT?
If you have had pigmentation treated with fractionated laser treatment, you will notice results within 7 days of your treatment. Over the next few weeks, a tightening effect will occur.
If you have had acne scarring or wrinkles treated, it can take a few months to see the maximum benefit from your treatment. This is because fractionated laser treatment remodels collagen that can take 3 to 4 months after your treatment. Call our nurses to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss how we can improve your skin on 9939 8115.