CO2 Laser is a fractional CO2 laser system. Using the latest technology, CO2 lasers are the most powerful systems on the market and they’re producing remarkable results. The CO2 laser is able to stimulate rejuvenation by targeting small areas from a small wand–like device that is passed over the treatment area. The laser creates thousands of microscopic spots and by hitting only small areas in depth during treatment it eliminates the usual side effects of laser resurfacing such as pain, scabs and swelling. CO2 Laser works without removing the entire skin surface so skin redness after treatment only lasts a few days.
CO2 Laser’s fractional DOT technology is quick and precise – allowing us to treat the whole face and neck in about half an hour. The laser also heats the dermis which stimulates new collagen production. As new skin cells develop the face will become smoother, firmer and younger looking.
During the treatment the high energy laser damages the outer layers of the epidermis, which peel away as the skin heals. The laser also heats the dermis which stimulates new collagen production. As new skin cells develop the face will become smoother, firmer and more youthful in appearance.
Sun damaged skin, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation marks on the face and hands and décolleté. It’s a treatment that is effective for all skin types although care is required for those who like tanning often.
You’ll most likely be able to see an improvement in skin tone and texture as soon as the redness fades after one treatment. As the laser stimulates collagen production you’ll see a progressive improvement in the texture and smoothness of the skin over several months. Wrinkles and lines will be reduced as well as acne scars and dark marks.
Depending on the degree of damage to the skin and the results required we will recommend a treatment programme that suits you. Most people require 3 – 5 treatments, spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart.
Is Treatment Painful?
You can expect to feel a stinging sensation that only lasts a fraction of a second. Compared with traditional CO2 laser treatments, the DOT method has significantly reduced after treatment pain. There’s no need for any pain relieving injections with CO2 Laser however an anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to treatment for sensitive skin types.
Post-treatment redness only lasts a few days and can be covered with cosmetics. Some slight swelling may occur for a few days following treatment. It is important to protect your skin with SPF 30 after the treatment and we will recommend the correct creams to ensure your skin is properly moisturised.