I’m a fan of this treatment, I did it 3 times within 2 years and I’m planning to do it once per year.
In my opinion, laser CO2 treatment is the best treatment to reduce scars , reduce wrinkles , repaired damaged skin, and heal sun burns.
What is CO2 Laser treatment?
The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser that pokes tiny microscopic holes in the skin. These holes Stimulate collagen to be generated which fills in the wrinkles or scars and creates rejuvenated smoother skin.
The outer layer of the skin ( damaged skin ) will be removes, so the underlying skin so the underlying skin will reveal, this will Improve skin texture you will have softer, smoother, and younger looking.
Is it painful?
Yes, and because of that the treatment is done under local or topical anesthesia. You are awake and comfortable the entire time. Prior to the procedure, topical numbing cream is applied for 60-90 minutes.
How many treatments you need?
This depends on the scars and wrinkle depths. Usually, not less than three treatments. The period between one treatment and another should be determined by the doctor depending on the laser type.
What will happen after the treatment and how long is the recovery time?
The recovery time is between 4 days – 7 days. After the treatment your face will be red and swollen, and you will not be allowed to put water on your face for the next 24 hours. A day after your skin will look dark; the outer layer will start to peel.
There are so many lasers out there now and everyone claims to have the best and most innovative technique to help your skin.
The hottest and most popular CO2 devices are the: SmartXide Dot Co2 laser,Ellipse Juvia Fractional Co2 Laser, Reliant Fraxel re:pair Co2 Laser,and the Lumenis Active FX Fractional Co2 laser.
Each of these lasers differ slightly from the others but they all can provide great results. Physicians continue to argue and debate over the efficacy of their device but few of them will admit that much of the
difference lies in their hands. The outcome of any device is largely dependent upon how skilled the physician is with their device.