Fractional C02 Skin Resurfacing

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Everything You Need to Know About Fractional C02 Laser Treatment for Skin Resurfacing

If you have spent years in the sun, especially without adequate sun protection, then you know what it can do to your skin. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun spots, skin laxity may be reduced and eliminated with the C02 Dot Laser.

Also, if you have scars from acne or other skin injuries, then you may also be a candidate for this procedure.

While the aging process cannot be stopped, with proper care you can maintain your rejuvenated skin’s appearance for many years! The Dot CO2 Laser offers the ultimate in skin rejuvenation in just under an hour for most treatments. The Dot Laser is ideal for the treatment of sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity/texture and acne scars. Not only does the Dot offer amazing results, but it does so safely and quickly with little downtime.

The benefits of The C02 Dot Laser speak for themselves:

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Your Complete Guide to Fractional CO2 Laser

Dr. Greta McLaren uses fractional CO2 laser to minimize the appearance of acne scars, deep wrinkles, and other skin abnormalities. It is a non-invasive therapy that employs a carbon dioxide laser to remove the outer layers of damaged skin.

Acne scars are often treated with a fractional CO2 laser. However, it can also treat a wide range of skin issues, including:
  • Age spots
  • Crow’s feet
  • Enlarged oil glands (especially around the nose)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sagging skin
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Warts
The technique is commonly performed on the face, but the laser may also be used to treat the neck, wrists, and arms.

The fractional CO2 laser is perfect for persons who want to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine wrinkles, pigmentation, and the other skin issues mentioned above. Skin Secrets also recommends the operation if you have non-responsive skin following a botched facelift.

The fractional CO2 laser, however, is not for everyone. Individuals with severe breakouts, open wounds, or infections on the face should avoid this skin surgery. People taking oral isotretinoin should also avoid the surgery since it is hazardous to their health and safety.

If you have a chronic medical condition (such as diabetes), you should proceed with caution and visit a doctor or dermatologist beforehand.

Having said that, it is critical that you arrange a consultation with Dr. Greta McLaren in order for them to determine whether or not you are qualified for the treatment.

A local anesthetic cream is commonly applied to the problem region 30 to 45 minutes before the fractional CO2 laser treatment. The treatment itself only takes 15 to 20 minutes.

It removes thin, outer layers of damaged skin by using short-pulsed light energy (known as ultra pulse) that is continually blasted via a scanning pattern.

After the dead skin cells are removed, the technique initiates the formation of many microthermal zones that penetrate deep into the skin. It can activate your body’s natural healing mechanism and increase collagen formation in this way. This eventually replaces old, damaged skin cells with new, healthy skin.

It is suggested that you follow these pre-treatment guidelines before receiving a fractional CO2 laser operation.
  • Avoid using retinoids-containing products since they can have an impact on the ultimate outcome.
  • 2 weeks before the laser treatment, avoid extensive sun exposure.
  • Stop using ibuprofen, aspirin, and even vitamin E, as they might cause prolonged bleeding.
  • Check with Dr. Greta McLaren to to see whether you are a good candidate for fractional CO2 laser therapy.

Healthy tissues under the skin can still be discovered only in between the microthermal zones where heat was administered, thanks to the fractional technology utilized during the treatment. These healthy tissues can supply the cells and proteins needed to restore the skin fast.

As a result, patients must only endure shorter recuperation times of 5 to 7 days.

Most patients would consider the discomfort to be little, describing it as prickling. However, because the operation involves the application of anesthetic to the region, your face will be numb, ensuring a painless treatment.

Because the fractional CO2 laser process infuses heat into the skin (through the laser), patients may experience some redness or swelling in the treated region. Some people may even develop soreness and scabs.

Following skin treatment, you may have the following problems in uncommon and worst-case scenarios:

  • Prolonged erythema – Although redness is to be expected following the fractional CO2 laser therapy, it normally resolves within three to four days. If the redness persists after a month, you may be suffering from prolonged erythema.

  • Hyperpigmentation – Patients with darker skin are more likely to have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It frequently happens after a skin injury or inflammation.

  • Infections – Bacterial infections are extremely rare, with just a 0.1 percent probability in all treated cases. To minimize future issues, it is still important to correctly identify them and their therapies.

Fortunately, following basic post-care guidelines recommended by dermatologists can reduce or eliminate the likelihood of experiencing these adverse effects.

You should wear sunscreen after the fractional CO2 laser surgery to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Use a mild cleanser and moisturizer twice a day, and avoid using harsh products. It’s also a good idea to minimize your usage of cosmetics because it might irritate your skin even more.

In the first 24 to 48 hours following the fractional CO2 laser treatment, apply an ice pack or compress to the treated region to reduce swelling around your face. Apply ointment as needed to prevent the formation of scabs. Finally, you may need to modify your everyday routines and avoid circumstances where you may become infected, such as swimming and exercising.

The outcome of the skin therapy will be determined by the condition being addressed. For example, if you want to get rid of hyperpigmentation, you can notice improvements after just one session. However, when it comes to removing acne scars and fine wrinkles, the effects may take some time to appear.

Again, depending on the severity of your skin issue, one to three treatments may be required. These treatments can be done every four to six weeks.

The fractional Carbon laser therapy is available at a variety of skin clinics. However, because of the sensitive nature of the operation, it is important to work with board-certified dermatologists who can assure the surgery is safe and successful. Always avoid going to the first clinic you come across since they frequently lack the expertise and experience needed for a successful treatment.

The fractional Carbon laser is a non-surgical therapy that treats acne scars, fine wrinkles, and other skin issues while requiring little to no downtime. It entails removing the damaged skin’s outer layer, which promotes collagen formation for firmer, healthier, and younger-looking skin. After the quick (15-20 minute) process, you may immediately resume your regular activities and face the day with renewed confidence!

Carbon Laser and Skin Resurfacing Provider in Cape Coral, FL

At Skin Secrets we target the ravages of the aging process and scarring through the use of Fractional Resurfacing. We take advantage of the fact that thousands of microscopically deep dermal treatment zones can be created by a laser device below the surface of the skin.

Dr. Greta McLaren is a knowledgeable and passionate beauty specialist who can execute your preferred enhanced natural looks. With Skin Secrets’ expertise and proper remedies, you get to experience pleasing and practical results.

We are always prepared to welcome you with the most pleasant patient care team who’s more than willing to assist you throughout the consultation and operation.

* Individual results may vary.

Message Skin Secrets today or call us at 239-800-SKIN(7546) to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Dr. Greta McLaren

Dr. McLaren is the founder and owner of “Skin Secrets by Dr. McLaren” where her philosophy is that “only your doctor knows for sure…”

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