Non-Surgical Procedures – Laser

The fractionated carbon dioxide laser (CO2) is used for promoting a skin cell rejuvenation. This property is due to laser affinity for water on our skin and its use allows its vaporization with consequent scarring which leads to a stimulation of collagen production decreasing, traumatic or surgical scars, stretch marks and blemishes on the skin. The procedure is simple and can be performed in the Office of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Usually 3 sessions are needed at intervals of 30 days between them and the result is a renewed firmer skin and youthful, with attenuation of stains and expression marks.

– Frequently asked questions

What is CO2 fractional laser?

The fractional laser is a laser composed of carbon dioxide, which has great affinity for water molecules present in the skin. It acts by heating these water molecules causing vaporization, and this causes an area of regeneration of this skin retracts quickly causing a vaporized tissue reorganization that ends in flabby skin retraction.

What are the main indications for the use of the CO2 fractional laser?

The main indications for the use of the CO2 fractional laser are mainly, treatment of acne scars (one of his best), treatment of enlarged pores, easing patches on the skin, skin rejuvenation, white and Red streaks, bleaching of dark circles and treatment of fine wrinkles in the perioral region and chicken feet.

How is the fractional laser procedure?

CO2 fractional laser‏

Is a procedure that can be performed in the Office of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, with use of a topical anesthetic cream, of carrying out relatively quickly (45 minutes approximately). 3 sessions are needed to achieve the expected result within 4 weeks (1 month). The final result is 4 to 6 months after the procedure.

How is the skin after applying fractional laser?

CO2 fractional laser

In the early days after the procedure performed, the treated skin can be reddish or rosy and edematous (swollen) in some regions especially in places where the skin is thinner as around the eyes. Between the second and third days, the formation of a small crust that comes off easily and will be eliminated. The skin back to normal at the end of the first week.

What special care should I take after applying fractional laser?

The main care after applying fractional laser are, avoid sun exposure during the first 15 days after the procedure to prevent the appearance of blemishes on the face, the use of cold compresses two hours after the procedure helps relieve burning and discomfort, common in that period. Moisturizing your skin with creams and Sun filter protection against UVA and UVB in the treated areas.

What are the main contraindications to the use of the laser?

The main contraindications to using lasers are, pregnancy, patients using isotretinoin, herpes, treatment with immunosuppressant patients as chemotherapy or radiation, patients with sensitivity to light, as people with Lupus or Pemphigus, and finally patients with pigmentary lesions suspected as pints and nevus suspects.

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