Fractional CO2 Resurfacing

Are you looking for a way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and improve your overall look and texture of the skin on your face, neck, or chest? Facial Aesthetic Concepts has a great option for you, with no downtime: Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing.

As we age and are exposed to years of sun damage and environmental pollutants, the collagen in our skin gets damaged and sometimes destroyed. Collagen is important — it is a protein in our connective tissues that help keep our skin firm, plump and free of lines. This advancement in laser skin resurfacing offers a way to help your body produce more collagen, all without the damage and downtime that used to accompany more traditional laser resurfacing methods.

Fractional CO2 lasers work by targeting the areas of skin that need help without harming healthy areas of skin. It does this by “scattering” the energy in the light beam at a high rate that can be focused and get deeper into the skin. This kind of resurfacing produces more dramatic results than previously possible. And it can be safely used on the face, neck and chest.

Beyond the results, there are other benefits to the use of this kind of laser resurfacing. For one, it is more comfortable for patients. While some laser treatments used intravenous local anaesthesia before the procedure could begin, fractional CO2 laser treatments require only a topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort and pain.

Side effects are also far more minimal. With older laser treatments, skin oozing and weeping was common, and it took time for recovery and for results to appear. With Fractional CO2 lasers, those side effects don’t happen. Some patients do experience a feeling akin to mild sunburn for a few hours to a few days, but that is the primary discomfort.

Downtime following treatment is also minimal. Some older laser skin resurfacing procedures resulted in weeks of downtime, including skin redness and the aforementioned oozing and weeping. With this new laser treatment, facial skin heals in only three to five days; neck and chest skin is only slightly longer, at five to seven days.

Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing at Facial Aesthetic Concepts truly is a safe and effective option for people who are looking to reduce certain skin problems and improve the look, feel and health of the skin on the face, neck, and chest. Our skilled medical professionals know how to use this laser to get you the best results with the least amount of downtime and discomfort. Call one of our offices for a consultation appointment today to see if this revolutionary technique will work for your skin concerns. We are here to answer your questions and find the right procedure for you.