Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing was rated number one by WebMD.com as the “anti-aging advance of the decade.” It has grown in popularity in just one year by 130 per cent. What’s so different about Laser Skin Resurfacing at Fractional CO2? It is minimally invasive and yields maximum benefit to the patient at minimum risk.
The theory of skin resurfacing is simple: The treatment is meant to activate the natural healing process of the skin by causing regulated damage to the skin; allow it to increase the production of collagen and re-grow clean, wrinkled and blemish-free skin. The goal of all skin resurfacing procedures is the same, however the approach you choose for resurfacing the skin can decide the cosmetic effect, the amount of risk involved and the duration of downtime after the operation.
The practitioner “sands free” the top layer of the skin in conventional dermabrasion (there are several different techniques used in the treatment. Dermabrasion has many known risks (scarring, acne flare-ups or micro cysts, inflammation, etc.), problems (such as wounds induced by collagen overproduction, fractured capillaries, etc.) and needs many weeks of recovery.View now EverYoung Medical Aesthetic Centre-Cosmetic Laser Clinic Vancouver
The modern skin resurfacing method includes the use of laser. There are currently two common techniques available: ablative lasers that vaporize the skin’s top layer, and non-ablative lasers that only superheat the skin’s top layers creating a “managed injury” to promote new skin development. Ablative resurfacing treatment of the laser skin is usually done once and produces long-lasting results. Resurfacing of the non-ablative laser skin can require multiple treatments to achieve the desired effects.
Before recently, the only laser technology used for skin resurfacing had been based on a single laser beam. Resurfacing ablative laser skin with a single laser beam provides spectacular and long lasting results. Nonetheless, it is costly (from $3,500 to $5,000); it has several major risk factors: it requires general anesthesia, and may subject the patient to the risk of infection and anxiety. Worse still, it requires a long period, on average 30 days before the individual can leave home and return to work.
Contrary to conventional, single-beam laser skin resurfacing, Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing provides the patient with a fresh, gentler and healthier alternative and this is why: Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing does not use a strong, rigid laser beam like the old CO2 laser known for causing cuts, sores and crusting but a multitude of microscopic “beamlets.” A solid beam laser produces a deliberate damage to the skin that is huge, painful and less accurately controlled; more miniature laser beams trigger much less damaging and better controlled skin harm, leaving sufficiently preserved skin tissue to improve healing.
Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is used for ablative skin resurfacing which achieves the same impressive and long-lasting results as those produced with a single laser beam but because it is much less painful it removes most of the liabilities of the single laser beam process. Because the Fractional CO2 Laser uses many microscopic laser beams (as opposed to one solid laser beam), the top layer of the skin is minimally damaged. Therefore the treatment itself is much less stressful and needs no general anesthesia. The outcomes of this are impressive (most patients accept that a single treatment with Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing required 10 years of appearance). The chances of complications are minimal. The period during trials is much shorter: 3 or 4 days. The significant factor is the expense of about $2,000.