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What is CO2 Laser?

CO2 Laser is a type of fractionated laser used to treat various skin conditions and concerns. The term 'fractional' refers to the use of multiple small columns of laser beams with a selected distance between each column, treating only a fraction of the skin. CO2 Laser creates controlled damage to the skin, promoting a natural healing process. The surrounding untreated skin helps to promote the growth of new and healthy skin cells regenerated by the laser treated area.

What does CO2 Laser do?

CO2 Laser resurfacing removes layers of skin, treating wrinkles, scars, and uneven pigmentation by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin regeneration for improved texture and tone.

Improved appearance
of fine lines
Reduction of wrinkles
Improvement of
acne scars
Addresses sun damage
Offers global rejuvenation
Enhanced skin texture

What does a fractionated CO2 laser do?

Improved appearance of fine lines

Reduction of wrinkles

Diminished acne scars

Addressed sun damage

Offers global rejuvenation

Enhanced skin texture

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What Happens During a CO2 Laser Treatment?

What Happens During a CO2 Laser Treatment?

1. Initial Consultation

Start your CO2 laser journey with an initial consultation with a qualified cosmetic practitioner to determine the suitability of CO2 laser for your concerns and goals.

2. Pre-Treatment Preparation

Prior to commencing treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and topical anaesthetic is applied, if required, to increase comfort throughout treatment.

3. Throughout Treatment

Using a specialised handpiece for short pulses of laser light, the top layers of skin are ablated to create ‘injury’ and stimulate elastin and collagen production to address numerous skin concerns.

4. Post Treatment

Immediately following treatment the skin will be red, swollen, pinpoint bleeding and sometimes exudate is present. Redness and swelling can last anywhere between 2 to 12 days following treatment depending on the intensity of treatment.

5. Treatment Duration

The entire procedure takes 1 hour to 1.5 hours, varying based on the treatment area.

Is CO2 Laser Right for You?

CO2 Laser may not be suitable for everyone. If you have darker skin, active acne, a history of keloid scarring, or other skin conditions, you may not be an appropriate candidate for this treatment. A pre-treatment consultation is essential to discuss the suitable of this treatment for you.

Step 1

Find a highly qualified and experienced practitioner

Step 2

Book a consultation before you book a treatment

Step 3

Arrive at your consultation with a list of questions

Benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing:

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Scar Reduction

Reduces the appearance of acne scars and various types of scars

Texture Enhancement

Improves skin texture, resulting in a smoother and more refined surface

Wrinkle Reduction

Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful complexion

Collagen Stimulation

Stimulates collagen production, promoting skin firmness and elasticity

Sun Damage Improvement

Addresses sun-damaged skin, contributing to a healthier and more resilient skin appearance

Pre-Care Recommendations for CO2 Laser

Prepare your skin by avoiding certain medications and skincare products

Stay out of the sun for a few weeks prior to your CO2 laser treatment

Post-Care Recommendations for CO2 Laser

Use gentle skincare products and avoid strenuous activity for a designated period to optimize results

Minimize sun exposure after the CO2 laser treatment

Pre-Care Recommendations

Stay out of the sun for a few weeks prior to your CO2 laser treatment

Prepare your skin by avoiding certain medications and skincare products

Post-Care
Recommendations

Minimize sun exposure after the CO2 laser treatment

Use gentle skincare products and avoid strenuous activity for a designated period to optimize results

Frequently asked questions

Yes, CO2 laser is an effective treatment for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and skin texture. Studies have shown that CO2 laser can produce significant improvements in skin texture, tone and firmness.

However, the effectiveness of CO2 laser may vary depending on the individual’s skin type, settings used and the severity of their skin concerns.

The healing time after a CO2 laser treatment can vary depending on the intensity of the treatment. Generally, the healing time ranges from 3 to 12 days. During this time, patients may experience redness, swelling, and peeling of the skin. It is important to follow the post-care instructions provided to ensure proper healing and to minimise the risk of complications.

CO2 laser treatment can be uncomfortable and patients may experience pain or discomfort, depending on the individual’s pain tolerance and the intensity of the treatment. However, a topical anaesthetic is used to help minimise discomfort during the procedure. Additionally, patients may experience some discomfort during the healing process, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and following the post-care instructions provided.

The cost of CO2 laser treatment in Australia can vary depending on the location, the practitioner performing the treatment, and the severity of the skin concerns being addressed. Generally, the cost of a single CO2 laser treatment can range from $500 to $5,000. Here at Melbourne Skin & Dermatology costs range from $559 to $1,799. For an accurate cost please contact our friendly staff:  Call (03) 8595 4288

The number of CO2 laser sessions needed depends on your unique skin concerns and the intensity of the treatment required. In some cases, a single treatment may be sufficient to achieve the desired results. In other cases, multiple treatments may be needed, spaced 2-3 months apart. This is why it’s important to book a consultation session before booking a treatment. If you’re ready, you can Book A Consultation Here

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I have been to the clinic a couple of times now and I highly recommend. The reception staff are always friendly and welcoming, Fantastic in regards to the laser procedure, very informative and helpful, overall, always a great experience. I have tried other clinics in the past but haven't found one that compares to Melbourne Skin & Dermatology, hence why I continue to return.
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CO2 Laser Price

An individual price will be determined at your consultation accordingly to your needs

As a general guide, treatments usually cost $559  $1,799.

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