What is Fractional CO2 Resurfacing?
Fractional CO2 Resurfacing is a laser treatment to improve skin texture and color and makes the skin smoother and tighter. The new “fractional” laser creates microscopic channels in the skin. These treated areas are surrounded by areas of healthy untreated skin. The untreated skin helps to “speed up” the body’s natural healing process resulting in faster recovery time. The treated areas stimulate the production of new collagen. The new collagen plumps up the skin and helps soften, or smooth out, wrinkles, lines, scars and other imperfections. The fractional laser can be used for light, mid or deep treatments. The laser can be adjusted to make the treated skin (channels) very close together and deep, or more spaced apart and more superficial. Fractional laser can be customized to treat different areas of the skin at different levels during one treatment.
Whether or not you are a good candidate for fractional laser treatment will be determined during your initial consultation at Kailua Dermatology Centers. Your specific concerns will be addressed and detailed information about the treatment, and what to do and expect after the treatment will also be provided. Your esthetic team will work with you to plan the laser treatment that is best for you.
Who is a good candidate for CO2 fractional resurfacing and what skin problems can be treated?
Individuals concerned about superficial as well as deep lines and wrinkles “laugh lines”, “lip lines”, “crow’s feet”, upper and lower eyelid skin, acne and other scars are good candidate for treatment. Fractional laser can soften, smooth and tighten the skin. Brown spots or “sun spots” or uneven texture caused by sun or environmental damage can be softened or sometimes eliminated. The fractional laser stimulates the production of new collagen resulting in tighter and younger looking skin.
Fractional lasers do not treat skin redness or broken capillaries, so their appearance will not change. Ask our esthetic staff about other laser treatments for these skin conditions.
For more information about the CO2RE treatment at Kailua Dermatology Centers in Oahu, Hawaii or to schedule your free consultation, please call us today at 808-263-3233.