Fractional CO2 laser
FRX Fractional CO2 Resurfacing
What is laser skin resurfacing?
The CO2 laser remains the superior tool for aesthetic skin resurfacing, a procedure that aims to improve superficial wrinkles around the eyes, lips, forehead and cheeks which are often so apparent in ageing skin. Patients with facial acne scars, enlarged pores, or sun-damaged skin with uneven pigmentation also make excellent candidates for this treatment and may benefit.
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 is produced as a result of the injury to the dermis, which may 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?
You will 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, your skin will continue to look pinkish or red for a while longer. The skin may continue to produce collagen for six months, which means that the skin may continue to look rejuvenated, bye-bye wrinkles!
When can I see results?
Many patients see some improvement with every treatment, depending upon the amount of correction required. Approximately two to three treatments are recommended monthly. Optimum improvement after fractional skin resurfacing is usually at around three months, as collagen remodelling and skin tightening continue over this time period. The timing will vary from person to person.
What kind of results can I expect?
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth may be improved, brown spots may be reduced, 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 often presents a softer, smoother, more youthful appearance. A common 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 may produce a benefit 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 is 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 have failed.
What does FRX CO2 treat?
It is a safe and effective treatment that may help to 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 as well as surgical scars, with minimal downtime. Some of the conditions that may benefit from this laser treatment 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 or to book a full assessment with Dr Sagoo by calling us on 0845 603 6150.