Skin rejuvenation and repair with fractional CO2 laser
Scars and marks left by acne, skin color change for various reasons and the appearance of wrinkles are among the problems that bother many of us. Fortunately, medical advances in the field of skin and hair have been significant in the last few decades, and today we can treat many skin problems without the need for surgery using simple treatment methods. One of the best techniques for skin rejuvenation is fractional CO2 laser, which we want to introduce to you today.
For whom is CO2 fractional laser useful?
First of all, let’s take a look at the effects and applications of fractional CO2 laser to see if this method (and its further explanations that are presented below) is useful for you or not.
Effects of carbon dioxide laser on the skin
The effects of this method can be summarized in the following 3 cases:
1- Improvement of skin texture and color: If you are looking for a smooth and uniform skin, fractional CO2 laser is one of the best choices for you. Correcting the damage caused by the sun’s UV rays and scars and scars are among the effects of this laser.
2- Removing lines and wrinkles: This method can be used to treat fine and shallow facial wrinkles. This laser can stimulate collagen production. Collagens are proteins that make skin firm and beautiful.
3- Removal of superficial and deep skin lesions: Some types of warts (keratoses), letingos (brown spots caused by aging or light damage), superficial carcinomas and other skin lesions that are not very deep are treated using this laser.
Therapeutic and aesthetic applications of carbon dioxide laser
If you suffer from any of the following problems, this laser can help you:
* Photodamages: any skin damage as a result of UV radiation from the sun or solarium; such as hyperpigmentation (dark skin spots)
* Scars or scars caused by injuries, pimples and acne
* Loose and sagging skin
* Telangiectasis: vascular lesions of the skin caused by dilated capillaries
* Benign epidermal lesions
* Cheilitis (inflammation of the lips) caused by light damage
Keratoses or warts caused by light damage
Rhinophyma (large and fleshy nose caused by rosacea)
Advantages and disadvantages of fractional CO2 laser
If the effects of CO2 laser and its applications are consistent with your problems and goals, you should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this method. Read this section to go to the fractional CO2 laser treatment guide.
1) Golden standard with 15 years of experience
In medicine, the best treatment for a disease or problem is called the gold standard.
Positive score: Fractional CO2 laser has been used for about 15 years to eliminate fine wrinkles, acne scars and light damage, and until a few years ago it was the gold standard for treating these problems.
Negative score: In the past years, more advanced and sometimes more effective methods have been invented to solve the mentioned problems. Methods such as hyphotherapy, fractional RF, and RF contraction can get rid of wrinkles and make your skin young and beautiful. Of course, when it comes to superficial skin problems, carbon dioxide laser is still one of the best.
2) High power laser
Radiation treatments (laser and non-laser) such as fractional CO2 laser, hyphotherapy, fractional RF, etc. are divided into two categories:
* Ablative methods: lasers and waves used in this method remove a layer of your skin. It means that it has an action similar to exfoliation and has a great effect on the surface layers. Like CO2 laser and erbium laser.
* Nonablative methods: lasers and waves used in these methods do not harm the surface layers of the skin and only stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. such as hyphotherapy and types of RF.
Positive score: Carbon dioxide laser has a significant effect on the surface layer of the skin due to its exfoliating properties and is very effective for treating scars, scars, changes in skin color, and wrinkles in the surface layer.
Negative score: This laser has very little penetration into the skin and can only penetrate the surface layer of the skin (dermis or epidermis). On the opposite side, for example, hyphotherapy and RF contraj or endolift can affect the deep layers and even the fat tissue under the skin.
3) Exfoliation is an invasive method
Non-invasive methods are those treatment methods that are non-surgical, do not cause wounds or bleeding, and do not require stitches or hospitalization. Today’s non-invasive methods can be as effective as a painful surgery; No complications and risks of surgery.
Positive score: Among the methods that exfoliate the skin (such as dermabrasion and chemical exfoliation), CO2 laser has a better effect and faster recovery.
Negative score: due to removing a layer of skin, carbon dioxide laser is more invasive than some non-invasive methods of skin rejuvenation (such as hyphotherapy and RF). Also, its effect is less on people with dark skin.
4) Recovery and complications
One of the important points that you should keep in mind about all beauty and treatment methods is the length of the recovery period as well as the safety and side effects of that method.
Positive score: Fractional CO2 laser is one of the safest methods of skin rejuvenation. Laser technology works in a way that causes minor thermal damage to some areas of the skin while leaving other areas intact to aid in the healing process. In the past, CO2 lasers were more painful and had more side effects. The most common complication