Fractional CO2 Before And After
Fractional CO2 Before And After
What Is Fractional CO2?
Factional CO2 is a special type of skin treatment, also referred to as laser resurfacing or skin resurfacing. During laser skin resurfacing, the focus lies on the reduction of skin irregularities such as acne scars, deep wrinkles, sun damage, and more. The treatment is able to provide this result by forcing the body’s collagen production.
Laser resurfacing can be executed with ablative and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers focus on the removal of the top layer of the skin, while non-ablative lasers will work by heating up tissue underneath the top layer of the skin. CO2 lasers or fractional lasers and Erbium lasers are considered as ablative lasers. Fraxel lasers and Fraxel repair lasers are considered non-ablative but require more treatments.
What You Should Know Before Getting Fractional CO2 Treatment?
Patients who have an active outbreak of cold sores, or currently have any open wounds or infections on the skin should avoid this procedure. While it does not rule out the procedure in the future, this is something that should be reported to the cosmetic surgeon to avoid complications.
Certain lasers are also more suitable for certain skin types and skin tones. For example, certain lasers can treat darker skin better than others. This is why it is so important to seek a cosmetic surgeon with experience in laser treatments. A cosmetic surgeon can also help recommend suitable skincare routines and further skin treatments for specific skin-related problems.
How To Prepare Before Fractional CO2 Treatment?
Before having any cosmetic procedures with fractional CO2 laser, patients must avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for at least four weeks before their treatment. All patients should also use a good sunscreen during this time.
Patients should also avoid certain medications, more specifically medications that can cause photosensitivity. It is also important to avoid chemical peel procedures and dermabrasions for four weeks prior to surgery.
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How Many Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatments you will require depends on the skin irregularities you want to eliminate. For example, some people with deeper acne scarring will require more treatments than someone who is seeking to eliminate fine lines. So, while some patients only require one treatment, others might require three or four over the course of a year.
Does CO2 Fractional Laser Really Work?
CO2 provides lasting results and causes a visible reduction of acne scarring and other skin irregularities. Of course, the procedure is best executed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon to avoid complications and get the best results.
What To Expect After Treatment?
Patients can experience some side-effects including redness and peeling of the skin shortly after the procedure. This usually reduces within two weeks of having the procedure. It is important for patients not to pull off the skin and let it fall off naturally. During this time, patients should also take good care of their skin to enhance the results and avoid complications.
How Long After Fractional CO2 Laser Will I See Results?
Fractional CO2 Before And After Photos can be found in the gallery section on The Dr Lanzer Clinic website. The fractional CO2 before and after photos show some of the results that have been obtained by patients who had their CO2 laser resurfacing at the clinic.
Please note that the fractional CO2 before and after photos are only meant as illustrative examples. Results are unique to each patient, and this is also visible when you look at the fractional CO2 before and after photos. So, the fractional CO2 before and after photos should only be seen as examples. To get better insight in the results for your procedure, please speak with your cosmetic surgeon.