The C02 Fractional Laser at MetroMD:

The C02 Fractional Laser has been a very popular and effective skin treatment laser treatment here at MetroMD. The laser begins by deeply penetrating and removing the skin’s outer layer, the epidermis. Targeting a specific damage area, the CO2 laser will rejuvenate the skin one layer at a time. This can be effective for treating acne scars, burn marks and other blemishes on the skin.

The resurfacing technique creates a tightening effect through collagen stimulation. As the process continues, the damaged skin will show signs of improvement by greatly reducing the appearance of the acne scars, blemishes, and wrinkles. Before starting the treatment patients will be assessed for the proper amount of care and treatment before beginning the procedure. The healing and recovery time for this procedure range from 7-14 days depending on the patient and issue we are treating.

The long-lasting benefits of the CO2 acne scar laser techniques will outweigh any initial recovery time. The reduction of damaged skin from acne scars will give a person a new sense of self-confidence. It may take 3-6 sessions to completely treat the damaged skin but again this varies patient to patient.

The C02 Laser skin resurfacing treatments are a very effective way of treating the results that come from sun exposure, aging, and smoking. These natural, environmental, and lifestyle factors can negatively affect the quality, color, and texture of your skin. It is important to consult with us before the treatment in order to effectively understand post-treatment protocol and ensure the best results possible. This includes avoiding the sun and applying proper approved creams to the area.

Some of the skin issues that can be treated with CO2 fractional lasers are:

  • Fine Lines
  • Moderate Wrinkling
  • Deep Acne Scarring
  • Sun Damage
  • Melasma
  • Burn Marks

A CO2 laser uses small, directed pulses of fractionated light energy to target specific areas deep in the skin instead of the entire surface of the skin. When these small “injuries” are created, the surrounding healthy skin then initiates and helps with the healing process.  This process creates new collagen and elastin. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a one-time treatment performed with local anesthesia. The length of the procedure will depend on the size of the targeted area.

If you are looking for a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment with dramatic results, a CO2 Fractional Laser treatment might be a great option for you. Contact our office to learn more.