Facial laser resurfacing has become a popular option for patients seeking to enhance the appearance of their skin. Unlike traditional laser peels, where effective results are associated with long periods of downtime, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing technology offers a shorter-downtime solution for treating wrinkles, scars, pigment, and tone and texture of the skin.
First generation fractional devices like Fraxel use non-ablative laser energy, leaving columns of necrotic debris in the tissue. They require multiple treatments and are not very effective on wrinkles or deep scars. New generation fractional laser devices use ablative wavelengths – Er:YAG, CO2 or Er:YSGG. The results are more dramatic, but limited by the characteristics of the wavelength used.
At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin our unique tuneable fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing device allows us to emulate any ablative fractional technology thereby optimizing treatment depth, area coverage, and the ratio of ablation and thermal zone to each patient’s condition, skin type, desired outcome and tolerance of downtime.
Fractional laser resurfacing of the skin is great for the following dermatologic problems:
Deep wrinkles, Fine Lines not suitable for correction with dermal fillers or botulinum toxins. Specially under-eye rhytids, Upper lip deep lines.
Pigmented Lesions, Aktinic Keratosis due to repeated sun damage and ultraviolet light exposure. These can lead to coarse skin texture and Large Pores with loss of skin elasticity leading to sagging due to excessive laxity.
Skin Rejuvenation and aging prevention by stimulation of collagen formation in the treated area of the skin.
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