Skin Rejuvenation with Fractionated CO2 Lasers
Fall is a great time for laser treatments, and one of our most popular skin rejuvenation lasers is the fractionated CO2 laser. Fractionated CO2 resurfacing is a great way to refresh your skin and revitalize a healthy, youthful glow.
Fractionated CO2 resurfacing uses a fractional laser to create microscopic channels in the skin which stimulate your body’s natural healing process. During this healing process, your body stimulates growth factors and the development of new collagen fibers, which helps to improve elasticity and restore the structure and support of the skin. After a C02 fractionated laser treatment, your rejuvenated skin will look and feel firmer, tighter, and smoother.
Previous laser treatments using CO2 removed the entire surface layer of the skin, which resulted in a longer recovery time and increased risk of scarring and infection. While you can still anticipate down time with this treatment, the laser creates small wounds in the skin to create the same beautiful results with a more comfortable treatment that requires less downtime. We can customize your treatment based upon your goals and desired level of intensity.
Fractionated CO2 resurfacing helps with a variety of skin conditions, skin concerns, and signs of aging such as wrinkles, skin laxity (loose skin), rough texture, irregular skin tone, and enlarged pores. It can be used on the face, neck, and decolletage. The results are long-lasting so you can enjoy bright, beautiful skin for years after your laser treatment!
Recovery from your fractionated CO2 laser treatment varies depending on the size of the treatment area and depth of skin treated. The fractional laser can also be adjusted to penetrate different layers of the skin, and deeper treatment may require a slightly longer recovery. Your provider will give you more details at your
initial consultation and will recommend aftercare methods to minimize down time.
After the treatment, expect your skin to have some swelling, sensitivity, and redness that will feel like a sunburn. Once your skin has finished peeling, you will see a new layer of bright, healthy skin that replaces the outer layer of
dead skin cells stripped away by your skin resurfacing treatment.
To learn more about CO2 laser resurfacing and what this treatment can do, schedule a consultation at Fargo Center for Dermatology in Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Ness and our licensed team of aesthetic nurses look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your cosmetic goals!