Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is the latest innovation for micro-ablative skin rejuvenation. Using advanced laser technology, a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for skin resurfacing precisely removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin which is softer, smoother, and younger looking. The CO2 laser is one of the most commonly used laser skin resurfacing treatment option.
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SmartXide DOT is the answer to the growing demand of patients for a less invasive procedure with a shorter recovery time. With the fractionated approach and special scanning system, Deka has succeeded in drastically reducing the recovery time and risks of classic CO2 resurfacing. By applying the CO2 laser energy in a fractionated manner, very small columns of thermic damage are created as far as the dermis. Tissue around these columns is spared, resulting in a faster recovery process. Thermic damage stimulates new collagen formation.
Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is ideal for the treatment of:
What is Fractional Laser CO2 Skin Resurfacing?
Fractional Laser CO2 Skin Resurfacing is your single-treatment solution for beautiful younger-looking skin. It is a single treatment with minimal patient downtime. During the procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light is used to smooth out lines, wrinkles, and scars, remove brown spots and other irregularities, and tighten the skin. It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement over time.
With Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment, only a fraction of the skin's surface is treated by the laser, leaving small "bridges" of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner.
Think of your skin as a digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch up. Just as a damaged painting is delicately restored one small area at a time, or a photographic image is altered, pixel by pixel, Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing improves your appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of tiny microscopic laser spots.
Is the Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment painful?
There is little to no pain associated with the procedure-most patients say they feel warmth similar to a sunburn. A topical numbing agent may be used prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort.
What is the difference between the fractionated CO2 and the Fraxel?
As the 10600nm wavelength of the CO2 laser has a much higher absorption in water (100 times) compared to the 1550nm of the Fraxel laser, CO2 is ablative (vaporising) and the fraxel is not. The fractionated effect has allowed the safety profile of the CO2 resurfacing to be successfully increased. Even so, the risks and recovery period are still greater than with the Fraxel.
Why would a patient still choose classic resurfacing?
For indications such as perioral wrinkles, the CO2 laser is still considered the golden standard. The new fractionated approach allows the patient to choose the amount of social downtime they find acceptable in relation to the desired result. A classic approach may provide better results in some cases of serious aging of the skin; however, with the known risks.
When will I see improvement and how long will it last?
Results of treatment are LONG TERM and with proper sun protection and skin care regimen, can last for many years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others-such as new collagen formation-build up gradually and results in continued smoothing over time. Therefore, most people continue to show improvement up to 6 months after the procedure.
Do you have other questions?
Please schedule an appointment and we can work with you in determining the best options available to reach your goals.
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