Fractional Co2 Laser Treatment (Laser Skin Resurfacing)
- Is your skin texture uneven and rough?
- Do you have deep acne scars?
- Do you have darkening, brown spots?
And if you are looking for a virtually pain free treatment to heal you skin and give it a chance to rebuild itself, then a Fractional Laser Treatment is ideal for you. Popularly known as Fraction CO2, this face resurfacing treatment is extremely useful in what is called – ‘Spider Veins’. CO2 fractional system is known as a safer alternative to its previous cousins.
Besides clearing wrinkles and scars, the Co2 fraction laser treatment can aid in the rejuvenation process of the skin. It is far more effective than surgical methods like face-lift and dermabrasion. Also since the treatment works on shedding skin layers, bringing the healthier and brighter layer up, the result is a glowing, smooth, scar-free skin.
With the use of Co2 fraction laser, the therapist targets damaged skin spots. The specialty of this treatment is that the laser treats only a fraction of tissues at time, leaving the surrounding area untouched. This results in rapid healing, replacing the old and tired cells ultimately making your skin plump, clean and glowing.
- Renewed skin
- Insured glow
At Allure Med spa, we offer well-customized, cosmetic skin services to men and women. We have highly skilled dental therapists, doctors and surgeons who will discuss your concerns and will perform a hassle-free treatment. We also carry mineral cosmetics and physician-grade, prescription-strength skin care products to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
The center is equipped with latest technical tools and support systems. We also offer ‘feel at home’ atmosphere and personalized care for complete satisfaction of our customers.
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Call us on +91 22 26732961/62/63 right now or request a call back from us to get specific information and guidance pertaining to your personal cosmetic needs. Our Cosmetic physician is trained to care for your appearance as well as your health. With extensive yet totally private consultation with our professional skin experts, you get an overview of the solutions we provide to suit your need, budget and time. Call today to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist who will develop your Personalized Treatment Plan.
How do Fractional Lasers Work and is Performed?
Though you always find an individual who has a lower threshold for pain, most of my patients find laser treatment very tolerable. In their opinion, it’s not painful at all. Therefore, the procedure is usually performed with local anesthetic creams or even without anesthesia. The treatment session takes about 45 to 90 minutes with 3 to 7 days interval between sessions.
By targeting water as its chromophore, the laser induces a dense array of microscopic, columnar thermal zones of tissue injury that do not perforate or impair the function of the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). The treated skin area rapidly recovers with newer skin and healthy tissue (Non-Ablative Therapy).
The fractionated carbon dioxide laser beam is broken into numerous microscopically thin beams that strike the skin and vaporize sun damaged or scarred tissue. This causes the skin to tighten, and during healing, produce collagen – the protein responsible for skin structure and appearance (Ablative Therapy).
When therapy is done in fractions, this allows the skin to rapidly recover with little downtime. Further the side effects with this type of therapy are less and complications are very rare. In most cases, the old damaged skin is replaced by the new skin within a few days.
What is the recovery time and the final results?
Recovery from laser treatment is generally not lengthy and usually involves some redness and swelling for several days.Because fractional laser therapy only treats part of the skin, additional therapy is required to treat the entire skin surface. Most individuals require anywhere from 4 – 6 sessions to treat the damaged skin.
The results of fractional laser skin resurfacing are not immediate but evidence of a smoother and tighter skin will be evident after 2 – 3 sessions. Patients experience an immediate improvement during treatment associated with the laser heating their skin. The collagen contracts making the skin appear immediately tighter. However, the final results related to collagen production which takes several weeks to months to be remodeled (8-12 weeks). Patients will continue to see improvements in their skin for the first three to four months following treatment. However, the results are not permanent.
What are the risks of Fractional Laser Procedures?
Rarely, infection and scarring or discolorations of the skin are certainly theoretical possibilities. However, the strict following the medical instructions will help you to avoid these complications.
Stretch Marks ??
There are treatments available, particularly with lasers, which can help improve stretch marks, however, no treatment can yet make a stretch mark go all the way back to looking like totally normal skin.
So, keep in your mind these three facts:
- Laser and other modalities improve the problem but don’t remove it.
- There are no ‘perfect’ treatments for stretch marks.
- A series of treatment sessions are usually needed to obtain the best results.
Causes and types of Stretch marks:
With expansion of the skin, by pregnancy or morbid obesity… etc., the elastic fibers of the deeper layer of the skin (Dermis) are broken, leaving a Red Stretch Marks or Linea Rubra. After healing of this cracks by fibrosis, they become a whitish in color in what is called White Stretch Marks or Linea Alba.
How to prevent these marks?
One thing you can do during pregnancy or times of weight gain is to apply topical creams like alpha-hydroxy acids or Retin-A medicines. These topical medicines can be helpful in curbing the onset of stretch marks in the first place.
Treatment of Red Stretch Marks:
As these marks look a lot like early scar tissues, lasers can be highly effective at reducing the redness and stopping some of the inflammation. Lasers also induce collagen growth and remodeling, as well as some elastin remodeling which improves the look of the skin. The pulsed-dye laser is the treatment of choice for this.
Treatment of White Stretch Marks:
The latest development in the treatment of stretch marks is fractional laser therapy. There are some risks that some patients may not be responsive to the therapy, as well as some risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in darker individuals that takes some time to fade away.