Fractional CO2 resurfacing represents one of the most useful devices for acnescars, pigmentation and skin rejuvenation . One can expect excellent results .
Mechanism of fractional co2 on skin.
Fractional is most widely used laser with a wavelength of 10,600 nm and is well absorbed in water.fractional laser works on the principle of photothermolysis, where in the heat energy is released in the targeted skin tissue and helps in collagen formation and synthesis in new superficial skin layer formation.
In which skin conditions fractional co2 and co2is indicated?
- Mild to moderate skin laxity,
- Acne scars
- Improvement of skin texture
- Open pores
- Skin rejuvenation
- Ablating bening skin lesions
- Wart removal
- Post burn and surgical scars
What is the pre treatment preparation to be done ?
Your dermatologist will prime your skin 2 weeks before starting the procedure .
Priming of skin includes using topical creams like tretinoin,sunscreen and moisturizer.
All cream should be stopped 3 days before the session .
Is the procedure painful?
topical anesthesia is applied for 40 minutes to decrease the pain .pain threshold is equal to a sting or small insect bite.a little discomfort is felt during the procedure.
after cleaning the numbing cream. one to two passes are done to depending on the skin condition to be treated.
How many sessions are needed?
Normally minimum sessions are needed to obtain a significant improvement for skin rejuvenation and scars. energy released depends on the skin condition to be treated.
What is the post procedure care?
Immediately after treatment there will redness .a topical antibiotic is prescribed for 5 days.mandatory use of sunscreen and emollient is recommended.crusting in a graph like pattern will be seen the next day post treatment .crusts fall of in 3 to 5 days .
What are the side effects of the procedure?
Temporary erythema, edema, and itching may be observed. These last for a few hours after treatment .Rarely infection or pigmentation may develop.
In whom to avoid Fractional co2
People with unrealistic expectation