Co2 ablative laser treatment
What does CO2 laser resurfacing do?
CO2 lasers treat sun damage, wrinkles, scars and other skin conditions. The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser has a 10600nm wavelength that is attracted to water in the skin. Water is one of the main constituents of the skin. When the laser interacts with the skin, it evaporates a layer of skin as well as causes some heating of the skin. The carbon beams directly into the skin thus forming microscopic holes (micro-thermal) helping it deeper penetration of the skin, optimal collagen remodelling and significantly low-down time.
Is Co2 laser resurfacing effective?
Sun damage improves the most with laser resurfacing, wrinkles and scars improve to the lesser degree, brighter and clearer your complexion, as well as improve skin tightening. Heals skin condition from inside out.
After your treatment the healing process continues, newly regenerated skin cells slowly replace those damaged layers of skin with healthier ones. The foundation of these layers of skin is made strong again, removing those weakened areas and firming up the anchor for your face.
Results of CO2 laser resurfacing is good to excellent. The result will be more apparent and dramatic after the first one - three months.
How long does the result last?
The longevity of the treatment varies depending on lifestyle, environment and genetics. Laser resurfacing does not have permanent result, this is because the nature of our skin cells structure. As we continue to age and continue to be exposed to environment factors, it is important to wear sun screen protection and have a good skin care routine after CO2 laser resurfacing procedure in order to maximise results. Thus, as per your need a routine CO2 treatment is necessary to continually of youthful and glowing complexion.
Is CO2 treatment painful?
How Co2 laser treatment will feel depends on the depth, area of the treatment and the individual tolerance for pain. An application of numbing cream, cryotherapy technology is use during the treatment to keep away from pain and discomfort. Swelling is normal for approximately 2-3 days.
Is there any down time?
Your skin may feel hot for up to 24 hours post treatment. It takes between 5-14 days for the skin to heal post treatment which depends on the client's skin condition ,texture of the skin, the depth and energy of the laser used. There will be scabs which form gradually for the first few days. The crusts and scabs will begin to gradually flake off after one week, do not pick to remove. Wash face gently with KS cream cleanser once a day in the evening pat dry and apply KS cream repair or Aquaphor healing ointment liberally. Keep treated areas well lubricated with the ointment and cream, applying more frequently as needed. Apply hydrating wet face mask once a day for the first 48 hours. DO NOT ALLOW LASERED AREAS TO DRY OUT. Stop applying the ointment and cream when areas have healed. Wait 12 - 16 weeks before proceeding with any other treatments.
Highly recommend to avoid direct sun at all time as the direct sunlight or ultraviolet light can cause major damage to the skin. Apply All day shield (no chemical) SPF 50 every morning. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
For whatever skin condition you are undergoing this treatment for, you will start seeing results after one session itself. Post treatment, your skin will feel much smoother and rejuvenated whilst giving you a youthful glow.