CO2 laser treatment
For Firmer, Smoother, More Even-Toned Skin
This treatment is one of the most effective, versatile, and visually impactful methods for facial rejuvenation. With the right expertise and high-tech equipment, it guarantees impressive results.
The essence of the treatment lies in directing laser energy with the appropriate wavelength in microscopic columns into the skin. This stimulates the formation of new collagen fibers while leaving the skin between the columns untouched. Older types of lasers used to burn the entire skin surface, resulting in a recovery time of several weeks and a higher risk of complications. The new fractional laser technique has allowed the recovery time to be shortened to just a few days, as regeneration starts immediately from the untouched skin islands.
Fractional CO2 laser treatment provides a solution for rejuvenating sun-damaged, aging skin and significantly improving uneven, scarred, and pigmented skin. The treatment makes smaller crow’s feet disappear, reduces deeper wrinkles, and leaves the skin tighter, more youthful, denser, and radiant with a more even tone.
After cleansing, disinfecting, and anesthetizing the face or the desired area, the treatment begins. The machine settings and treatment intensity are individually chosen according to the patient’s specific concerns. With the latest equipment, the treatment duration is significantly reduced, as the machine can deliver the same energy extremely quickly, minimizing discomfort associated with the procedure. For example, a facial treatment takes about 20 minutes. After the treatment, a soothing facial mask, followed by a calming face cream and sunblock, is applied to the patient’s face.
After the Treatment:
The skin may be slightly swollen and red for 2-3 days, followed by barely noticeable peeling after a few days. Please read the Treatment Guide for Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment! Improvement is noticeable a week after the treatment, but the skin continues to improve for 2-3, or even up to 6 months, parallel to the development of new connective tissue fibers. Week by week, the skin becomes stronger and more toned, and pores, scars, and acne scars visibly reduce, while wrinkles continue to smooth out, and sagging skin becomes firmer. When applied to the eyelids, this method can open up tired eyes, and it naturally lifts sagging eyelids. This treatment is excellent for preventing eyelid surgery and supporting the preservation of the results of eyelid or facelift surgeries.
Due to the firmer, more collagen-rich forehead skin, eyebrows are naturally lifted.
It is important to note that various brands of machines are on the market, all of which are fractional laser machines, but there are features that some machines have while others do not. Thus, there can be significant differences in the effectiveness of the treatment and the final result. The duration of the treatment’s effectiveness varies individually, but generally, lasting improvement can be achieved. While a single treatment brings noticeable improvement, we usually recommend a course of 3-4 sessions for the ideal result, followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.
- Aging facial skin, neck, décolleté, back of the hands
- Eye area
- Perioral wrinkles from smoking
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks