Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is ideal for those who have busy lifestyles or cannot afford to be away from work. Traditional (non-fractional) laser resurfacing was a one-off treatment that required a healing time of around 3 weeks which made it impractical for most patients. Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing involves a very narrow laser micro-beam to remove columns of tissue into the deep dermal layers of the skin leaving adjacent columns untouched by the laser which eliminates the usual rejuvenation side effects such as pain, scabbing and swelling and reducing healing time from 2-3 weeks to just a few days.
It provides noticeable, immediate results with minimal recovery time. This process prompts tissue regeneration and new collagen formation throughout the whole treatment area resulting in improved skin tone and a significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. Fractional CO2 laser treatment is also very effective in treating acne scarring.
Does it hurt?
You may experience a “stinging” sensation during treatment, so an anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to treatment to reduce the discomfort during the procedure.
What kind of results should I expect?
Your Consultant will develop a treatment plan for you and will let you know what the results of the treatment are likely to be and how many treatments will be required. The results will be visible even after the first session.