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Fractional Co2 Laser Treatment

Fractional Co2 Laser Treatment

The carbon dioxide fractional laser resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to help in healing) to help reduce age spots

The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer with minimal heat damage

The treatment targets the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heating the lower layers of the dermis which would promote collagen production
These new collagen fibers will further produce new skin that is smoother is texture & firmer to touch Recovery may take up to 2 weeks

When used according to prudent parameters – Co2 fractional laser resurfacing is a very safe procedure. Co2 Fractional Laser treats a wide arrays of concerns like acne scars,sun spots,anti aging signs,skin resurfacing & even stretch marks.

Treatment Procedure
On the day of procedure , we will apply a topical anesthesia to the area being treated. This is to reduce pain and make you comfortable during procedure. If large area of skin is being treated like your stomach or calves, we may suggest an additional pain killer

Next, the skin is cleansed to remove any excess oil, dirt and bscteria

The laser is moved slowly around the designated area of the skin with the ideal settings for your indication controlled by your doctor.

Finally we will dress the treatment area in wraps to help protect the skin at the end of procedure

Treatment Procedure

Cleansing of the face,removing all impurities
Numbing cream applied to minimize any discomfort
Co2 Fractional laser is used in random or sequence mode
Post procedure cream application

 

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Consultation Firstly during the consultation your doctor will decide if you're a good candidate for this treatment.

We will check if you have herpetic cold sores or blisters around mouth. Laser skin resurfacing may trigger breakouts in people who are at risk

We may also ask to avoid taking any medications or supplements that can affect clotting such as aspirin, ibuprofen or Vitamin E for 7 days before treatment

If you smoke you should stop for 2 weeks before and after procedure as this may prolong healing

We may prescribe an antibiotic before hand to prevent bacterial infections and also anti viral medication if you are prone to cold sores or blisters.

You will be told about all the post care instructions beforehand
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Benefits and Results Benefits : High precision laser Improves skin texture and evens out the skin tone Renewed,glowy and flawless skin Stimulates collagen production Best modality to treat acne scars Best modality for advanced skin damage Pronounced improvement in wrinkles and creases Versatile treatment-can be used on face and different body areas

Results : The treatment would provide a long lasting gradual improvement. At an average for acne scars 4 to 6 sessions are required. For Stretch Marks 6 to 8 sessions could be required clubbed with Plasma Therapy

In general the areas heal in 10 to 21 days depending on the condition being treated and the intensity of the Fractional Laser used.

Frequenlty Asked Questions

WHAT EXACTLY DOES CO2 FRACTIONAL LASER DO?

Co2 Fractional laser targets the chromophore which is water in the skin cells, vaporising it and thereby removing the layers of skin. This reveals new firmer in no time. Fine lines and wrinkles are minimised and acne scar appear much smoother. The laser also treats fine to moderately deep wrinkles, photodamaged skin,scarring, skin tone, texture and laxity.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?

Post Topical anesthesia is applied ,then the laser shots are delivered onto the skin via a fractionated handpiece. Post Procedure cream is applied to minimize any discomfort.

HOW LONG DOES A CO2 FRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENT TAKE?

The exact time depends on area treated. Typically it takes 15-45 minutes . This time frame does not include an additional 30 mins of topical numbing to be applied prior treatment

DOES THE CO2 FRACTIONAL TREATMENT HURT ?

Local anesthesia will be applied prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort. After the treatment the skin will feel tight and stretchy but not painful

HOW MUCH DOWN TIME IS ASSOCIATED WITH CO2 FRACTIONAL?

Down time is associated with this treatment. 1 week healing period minimally required. Your skin will scab and peel 2 to 3 days post treatment and will be pink for 1 to 2 weeks. The exact healing varies as per person to person

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST ?

The results can be seen for many years. Results can be prolonged with diligent use of sunscreen, avoiding sun exposure with the correct skin care maintenance at home.

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER TREATMENT?

The treatment may not be safe for those with certain underlying medical treatments like bleeding disorders or herpetic sores
Those with a history of difficulty healing or scarring are not the right candidates .A pregnant or breastfeeding patient is not an ideal candidate as well.

WHAT ARE THE POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS?

1. During recovery the skin may be extremely red and scab over and slight peeling might occur. You can use ice packs to help reduce swelling. It is normal to have swelling after this treatment and the ice application will reduce it in the first 24 to 48 hrs

2. While you don’t need to be home during entire recovery process it would be better to avoid your gym as sweat may increase your risk of infection.You have to follow sun protection extensively at this time as your skin is more sensitive than ever before.

3. Starting 24 hrs after treatment you will need to clean the treated area 2 to 3 times a day. It would be better to use mild cleansers instead of soaps.We will recommend you which one to use depending on your skin type.

4. You would also need to apply petroleum jelly or moisturizer suggested to you inorder to prevent the formation of scabs.

5. You may feel itchy for 2 to 3 days post procedure. After 4 to 6 days your skin would become dry and start to peel

6.It is extremely important that you use a sunscreen which protects against both UVB & UVA . We will suggest you the sunscreen as per your skin type. It will have to be applied 3 times a day.

7. You will be asked to limit your time in sun especially between 10am to 3pm. You can wear a broad rimmed hat or tie a scarf to protect your skin from the UV rays.

8. It is also important to keep your new skin moisturised at all times.

9. Once the healing process is complete you can wear makeup . Oil free /Mineral make up is recommended after this procedure of laser skin resurfacing.

Sypnosis of treatment

Procedure time-15 to 45 minutes
anesthesia-Topical
Results longetivity-very long lasting
Male or female-both - Both
Full recovery-2 to 3 weeks
Risks & complications-redness,swelling,irritation,bumps,burns
Back to work-dependent on the redness caused
Number of sessions-2 to 8 depending upon indication
suitable for - hair thinning/post hair transplant

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