CO2 Laser Resurfacing | Acne scarring treatment | Sun Damage | Skin rejuvenation
CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure performed mostly by dermatologists for patients who wish to improve the general quality of the skin and address problematic conditions such as acne scarring.
With laser resurfacing, it is possible to reverse some of the signs of skin ageing, using non-invasive fractional CO2 laser performed by trained dermatologists.
Laser Resurfacing for Acne Scars and Skin Rejuvenation
CO2 laser resurfacing became a more popular treatment option when fractional technology emerged. The term fractional refers to the use of multiple small columns of laser beams with spaces in between rather than larger beams which target the entire surface of the skin. This allows the surrounding untreated skin to be a source of stem cells and growth factors to regenerate the laser treated skin.
Fractionated technology has allowed more intense settings to be used, reducing damage to the top layer of the skin (the epidermis) and enhancing collagen production. This means that the treatment is most ideal for conditions such as acne scarring and sun induced ageing of the skin (photoageing). The skin undergoes regeneration and recontouring to even out imperfections resulting from rolling, atrophic, and ice-pick scars. This treatment can also enhance the general texture and tone of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.