Fractional resurfacing or carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is a non-surgical treatment targeted at acne scars, enlarged pores and pitted, uneven facial complexion.
Through the controlled use of advanced fractional laser beams on problem areas, the outer facial layers of bumpy, acne scarred skin are gradually sheared, allowing new and healthy skin to reform.
The CO2 laser energy heats up deeper layers of skin, stimulating collagen growth and regeneration of skin beneath, causing the skin to visibly become suppler and more elastic from the first session, all without harming the skin’s surface. CO2 laser energy helps accelerate tissue healing and is suitable for deep-set wrinkles, surgical and acne scars such as boxcar, icepick and rolling scars.
CO2 laser treatment is a safe and generally painless skin rejuvenation treatment with downtime that varies between 2-3 days. Facial redness subsides within a week and sun exposure should be avoided. With regular treatments, smooth and rejuvenated skin is formed as the appearance of facial scars are reduced and lost facial collagen is reproduced. Results can be observed within three to five sessions.
Duration of the procedure
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Acne red marks
- Irregular, uneven skin texture
- Fine lines
- Dull, uneven skin tone
- Photodamaged skin
- Skin rejuvenation
- Moles removal
- Birthmark removal