The procedure removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method—meaning, columns of skin are removed, leaving skin surrounding each column intact to aid healing—to improve skin’s laxity, reduce age-related pigmentation, and smoothen skin. The fractional technology of the carbon dioxide laser allows for better resurfacing and correction of skin imperfections with noted results after the first treatment.
What it targets:
Stretchmarks, age spots, deep acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity
Since the procedure can be quite uncomfortable, topical anesthesia is applied before treatment. The area treated will feel sore immediately after, and you will be given a post-laser cream is given to hasten the healing. You can expect a little bleeding and redness, and scabbing will resolve after about 10 days.