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At our clinic skin resurfacing is done by using fractional CO2 laser. It is a procedure involving the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) and a skin surface removing ablative laser to remove scars pigmentation and wrinkles
How does CO2 laser skin resurfacing work?
Ablative laser such as CO2 laser work by traumatizing the skin. It removes the thin outer layer of skin epidermis and heats the underlying skin dermis. This stimulates the growth of new collagen fibres as the epidermis heals and regrows. Treated skin appears clear smoother and tighter.
Where all CO2 laser is effective?
- Fine and deep wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sun damaged skin
- Mild to moderate acne scars
- Large pores
- Superficial to Deep hyper pigmentation
CO2 laser resurfacing is not recommended with
- Active bacterial and viral infections
- Unrealistic expectations
- Oral isotretinoin use
- Tendency for keloid and thick scars formation
Is CO2 laser skin resurfacing painful?
As the procedure is done under topical anaesthesia there is minimal discomfort during the procedure.