How it works:
The fractional CO2 laser treatment works by using a pattern of carbon dioxide laser beams to treat the skin below the surface. It sends carbon dioxide beams into the skin. The beams create strategically-placed microscopic holes in the skin that allow the body to start producing more collagen. Collagen is the body’s natural hormone that keeps the skin healthy and youthful.
What to expect:
The Fractional CO2 Laser treatment has many important features. For starters, the skin therapist informs the patient on the procedures and the expected effects and side-effects of the treatment. the treatment session lasts an average of one hour or less depending on the area.
Additionally, while the treatment is not in any way painful, there are some expected after-effect sensations. These sensations include a similar feeling to sunburned skin accompanied by some peeling, swelling and blisters.
However, these symptoms usually pass at a maximum healing and recovery time of about 3 weeks to 8 weeks depending on how fast the skin heals and regenerates.
Hence, patients will notice that their scars, wrinkles, age spots, and other skin conditions such as peeling and swelling are far less noticeable as the skin continues to heal. As time goes on, the skin continues to clear as the newly-produced collagen helps the skin become tight, moisturized, and vibrant. Finally, the Fractional CO2 laser treatment produces permanent results. Over time, it reduces the need for using over-the-counter topical treatments—making the treatment a real, lasting solution.
Patients are informed of the procedures, effects and after-effect of the treatment in a binocular and comprehensible language hence the patient assumes full responsibility on all the effects and after-effect sensations felt by the patient. Before the treatment is done, the patient is given the free-will to decide whether to continue given the adverse effects. The company and its owners and representatives are thereby released from any liability and responsibility given the patient’s knowledge and volition on the treatment.