FRX Fractional CO2 Resurfacing
Solihull Medical Cosmetic Clinic, under the supervision of Dr Sagoo, is proud to be the first clinic in the UK to offer the FRX fractional CO2 skin resurfacing treatment.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
The FRX fractional CO2 laser remains the superior tool for aesthetic skin resurfacing, a procedure that may improve the appearance of superficial wrinkles around the eyes, lips, forehead and cheeks, so apparent in ageing skin. Patients with facial acne scars, enlarged pores, or sun-damaged skin with uneven pigmentation may also make excellent candidates for this treatment.
How does it work?
Fractional skin resurfacing causes tiny dot (“pixel-like”) damage to treated areas in the skin, leaving most of the surrounding skin intact. New collagen may be produced from the injury to the dermis, which can help to reduce the appearance of lines, scarring and acne. Fractional skin resurfacing may allow the skin to heal quicker than if the whole area was treated, as the healthy, untreated tissue acts as a natural bandage whilst the treated area heals.
The result is that long term collagen stimulation may occur, which over the next few months may soften the lines and wrinkles.
What should I expect from my treatment?
Patients generally feel a burning sensation on the skin immediately after the treatment, which typically lasts one to four hours. There is a downtime of about four to five days, and after this, you can expect your skin will be pinkish/red for a few more days. The skin may continue to produce collagen for six months, causing the skin to become rejuvenated.
When can I see results?
Improvements are often seen with every treatment, depending upon the amount of correction required. Approximately two to three treatments are required monthly for most patients. Optimum improvement after fractional skin resurfacing is usually at around three months, as collagen remodelling and skin tightening continue.
What kind of results can I expect?
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, as well as brown spots, may be removed or reduced in appearance, and deeper frown lines and grooves may be greatly softened. Large pores may be reduced in size, and your overall skin texture and appearance may be firmer and tighter. Once the outer layer of skin has been partially removed, the new skin underneath may present a softer, smoother, more youthful appearance. The message from our many happy patients is that less than an hour with the fractional laser can erase up to ten years from your face.
Fractional skin resurfacing and sun damage, lines and wrinkles
Fractional skin resurfacing can be an exceptional treatment for sun-damaged lines, wrinkles and for skin tightening. If you would like to achieve a quick and visible improvement in wrinkles and skin sagging, fractional skin resurfacing may be the treatment option for you.
Fractional skin resurfacing and acne
Fractional skin resurfacing can be an excellent treatment for moderate and severe acne and acne scarring. It may be effective in improving skin texture and depressed acne scarring, with reduced downtime, when other treatments fail.
What does FRX fractional CO2 treat?
It is a safe method to help improve the appearance of sun damage, stubborn pigmentation, acne scars, rough texture, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity (in the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands) and surgical scars, with minimal downtime. Some of the conditions it may help with include:
- Poor texture
- Large Skin Pores
- Sun Damage
- Sun Spots
- Brown Spots
- Acne Scars
- Surgical Scars
- keloid scars
- Uneven Pigmentation
- Stretch Marks
For further information on this exclusive FRX fractional CO2 procedure, please book a full assessment with Dr Sagoo on 0845 603 6150.