C02 Fractional Resurfacing
Slow Down the Signs of Aging
Restore your skin to its original, perfect texture.
Are you struggling with sagging skin and wrinkles? Or what about sun damage and skin texture? We understand how skin can affect your confidence and ability to feel your very best, so don’t let your skin stand in the way of feeling great.
Fractional CO2 lasers excel at treating deeper wrinkles, more severe textural changes from sun damage, wrinkles, blotchiness, acne scars, and surgical or traumatic scars. It can be used on the delicate eyelid skin and around the mouth. It is also a very effective treatment for sun damage and precancerous growths.
Conditions It Treats
Wrinkles & Fine Lines
C0₂ Fractional Resurfacing: Offering a bright complexion & flawless skin texture.
C0₂ is a carbon dioxide laser that has been used for more than 25 years in the aesthetic industry to treat conditions such as fine and deep wrinkles, scars of various origin, uneven pigmentation and dilated pores.
When the C0₂ beam of light comes in contact with the epidermis it heats and vaporizes the skin tissue, instantly removing the superficial layers of the skin, scars, and wrinkles, while smoothing out the surface of the skin. The skin remodeling occurs with new skin and collagen growth.
- Stimulation of new collagen: softens fine lines and wrinkles, removes age and sun spots, reduces acne scars.
- Non-surgical (no incisions): virtually painless laser treatment used with a topical anesthetic for a more comfortable experience.
Revitalize your skin.
Our fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment combines the effectiveness of traditional carbon dioxide lasers ( thought to be the gold standard for wrinkle removal) with a new application technique that delivers powerful results without the traditionally harsh side effects.
Fractional CO2 Before & After
Results and patient experience may vary.
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Why Choose Us?
External Affairs has been providing C0₂ Fractional Resurfacing for years. Our Clinical Aestheticians have been extensively trained, not only on our lasers, but also in diagnosing skin concerns and issues, providing comprehensive treatment plans and skin care regimens.
We offer free consultations to ensure this or any of our other treatments are right for you.
What To Expect
If you are a candidate for our C02 Fractional Resurfacing, our highly trained clinical aestheticians will perform a consultation with you. Based on this consultation they will determine the correct C02 Fractional Resurfacing for you (mild or advanced).
During your treatment, we will ensure you experience minimal pain by applying topical numbing. Once you are completely numb, we will begin the treatment with our Mixto laser.
After the treatment is complete, a protective ointment called Aquaphor will be applied to the skin and our skin care expert will advise you on how to care for your skin for the next few days.
Downtime does vary based on the individual, however typically it can be anywhere from 5-10 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still not sure? Read our FAQ’s below.
How is this different than other laser treatments?
C0₂ fractional resurfacing delivers quick results with less discomfort and downtime.
Does it hurt?
We apply topical anesthetic to keep the treatment as comfortable as possible. The average discomfort is comparable to a bad sunburn.
What are the risks?
Erythema (redness of skin): the laser-treated areas have a distinctive redness representing increased blood flow due to the growth of the superficial tissue and collagen. It will gradually fade during the first few days.
Inflammation (swelling): can last from 24 to 48 hours. Elevating the head while sleeping can help to minimize this.
Hyper-pigmentation (tanning): this appears after the third day of the procedure but then begins to shed and reveal younger healthy looking skin.
A personal interview and clinical examination will be conducted to obtain relevant facts about your medical and dermatologic history, and any medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past. If you are prone to cold sores, your technician will arrange for you to meet with the doctor for an antiviral prescription.
How long is the recovery?
The recovery time is usually complete in about 5-10 days.
What is recovery like?
You can be slightly swollen for a few days. On the second or third day you will begin peeling and can experience a little itchiness typical to a sunburn.
When do you see results?
The skin will begin to regenerate new collagen within a few weeks and this process will get better with the progression of your treatments. Areas with deeper scarring may require more treatments or a more aggressive treatment.
Who is the best candidate for this procedure?
The best candidates for this procedure are: the younger patient with acne scars, the middle-aged patient with fine lines, age spots and minor to major textural irregularities and anyone that feels the need for rejuvenation but wants to avoid anything aggressive.
How many treatments are needed?
The treatments can vary based on the mild or advanced C02 fractional resurfacing, however, in most cases we recommend three treatments spaced one month apart