The fractional CO2 laser fractionates, or pixellates the laser beam into thousands of tiny little shafts of light. These tiny shafts of light penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and then repairs those tiny shafts by pushing out the old sun damaged skin and replacing it with new skin. The “collateral” heat damage also helps to stimulate existing collagen and elastin proteins. The result, a more youthful skin.
The benefit of C02 laser is that we are able to control the depth of treatment, dependent on the condition of the skin being treated, lifestyle and level of downtime . Within the clinic we treat superficially – level 1 up to a level 4. Your clinicians can discuss this within your consultation.