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Fractional CO2 Laser For Scar Reduction

Smooth scarless skin… no more a dream!
The latest scar reduction technology
 Acne scars
Accidental scars
Surgical scars
Stretch marks
Rejuvenation
Melasma

How does it work?
It is a new and innovative approach to ablative resurfacing to rejuvenate the aging skin and to treat acne scars. This novel laser treatment utilizes the principle of fractional photothermolysis by creating multiple small laser puncture holes into the skin. The procedure injures only a fraction of the skin leaving lots of normal skin surrounding the puncture holes. These small holes appear as faint tiny spots on the skin after laser treatment. Because there is lots of normal skin between the holes, the cells from the normal skin rapidly repairs the holes and the skin heals rapidly. And as a result of this healing process, new collagen is formed and improvements in wrinkles, scars and pigmented spots are seen.

What conditions may be treated with this laser?
  • Photoaged skin (fine lines, rough texture, superficial pigmentation)
  • Superficial benign skin growths

  • What happens after treatment?
    You will experience a burning sensation on the skin that will last between 60 minutes and 6 hours on the first day. If you have discomfort, take a pain killer. Cold compress over the treatment site will also help.

    Treatment to the facial area will result in an appearance similar to a darker tan/sunburn for the first week. A fine scab will be formed by the skin- do not be concerned, this is a part of the treatment process. Make up can be used after the scabs have fallen off. Redness may persist for 5-7 days. Your skin will get darker, and from 5-7 day will start flaking off. More intense treatments may take longer for recovery. Wash the treatment area with a mild non abrasive soap everyday.pat gently dry and apply a mild skin recovery ointment bland moisturizer liberally to the treated sites 3-4 times a day. Avoid hot water.

    Rest well. Avoid strenuous exercise, bending, straining, stooping or lifting heavy weights for 3-5 days after the procedure. These activities may cause swelling or pain on your face and slow down your recovery. Sleep with your face elevated above your heart for the first day after the procedure.

    Avoid sun exposure for 3 months. Use a spf 30 or higher sunscreen everyday .use sunglasses. Your skin is extremely vulnerable to the sun after laser treatment. Protecting your skin and limiting sun exposure ensures best cosmetic results.
    Over the following weeks or months, the skin repairs th deeper dermal tissues that have been affected by the laser treatment, producing longer beneficial results associated with a healthier more youthful appearance.

    What are the number of treatments and treatment schedule?
    3-5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

    What are the potential side effects of treatment?
    Discomfort, redness, swelling, blistering, scarring, pigmentary changes. Post laser hyper pigmentation may occur in 5-10% of cases .and may take several months to clear. Sun avoidance may help to reduce the risk of this complication.

     

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