Fractional c02 FAQs

Micro Fractional co2 Skin Resurfacing

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1 ) What is Micro Fractional cO2?

It combines ablative cO2 skin resurfacing and collagen rejuvenation in a single laser, without the significant downtime that traditional cO2 has. It works to smooth away lines and wrinkles and firming and plumping the skin tissue. It’s a great option for those seeking anti-aging or resolution of acne scarring.

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Q2 ) Is Micro Fractional CO2 safe for all skin types?

No. cO2 skin resurfacing is only appropriate for those with light skin types/tone.

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Q3 ) What does Micro Fractional CO2 treat?

  • Tightens the skin
  • Reduces sun damage
  • Shrinks pore size
  • Diminishes acne scars
  • Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, including those around the mouth and eyes
  • Improves all over skin tone and texture

 

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Q4 ) How much downtime do you have with micro fractional cO2?

3-7 days of downtime. The skin will appear very red similar to a sunburn. You should also expect swelling.

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Q5 ) What does Fractional cO2 laser do?

Micro fractional CO2 uses a computer guided laser to deliver energy in a grid-like pattern which creates “micro wounds” in the skin.

Heat from the laser enters these wounds stimulating new collagen to be produced, resulting in younger, more vibrant looking skin.

This technology allows us to wound only about 20% of the skin’s surface, the benefit is having only a few days of downtime and rapid healing. The laser also remodels the existing collagen making your skin much smoother.

The result…it diminishes the appearance of scarring, improves texture, reduces pore size, eliminates sun damage and tightens the skin.

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Q6 ) How long do the results from cO2 Fractional laser last?

 

The results from CO2 will vary based on how well you take care of your skin following treatment.

Those trying to diminish acne scars may need to return for another treatment in 3-6 months following their first procedure in order to achieve the best results. For those looking for anti-aging one treatment every 3-4 years may be sufficient to maintain skin laxity and tone.

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Q7 ) How many sessions of Fractional cO2 laser treatment do I need?

Those trying to diminish acne scars may need to return for another treatment in 3-6 months following their first procedure in order to achieve the best results. For those looking for anti-aging one treatment every 3-4 years may be sufficient to maintain skin laxity and tone.

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Q8 ) Is Fractional cO2 laser resurfacing safe?

It is safe, but only for those with light skin types/tones. This procedure should be done by a doctor.

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Q9 ) Is Fractional cO2 laser the same as Fraxel?

No, Fractional CO2 is ablative and Fraxel is non-ablative. One is cutting or wounding the skin the other does not.

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