People experience some changes in their body or on their face as they mature. For some, teenage years might be focused on the problems of dealing with acne and other similar skin problems resulting from hormonal changes in the body. On the other hand, people above the age of 35 may start noticing skin issues such as wrinkles and sagging of facial skin. At times, the acne developed in teenage years leaves behind scars that may not react to natural or over the counter acne treatments.
CO2 Fractional laser treatment
CO2 fractional laser treatment is generally used for treating acne scarring, pigmentation of skin, wrinkles and facial lines and chloasma. It is a non-intrusive procedure in which a device is used to deliver a beam of carbon dioxide laser. The laser beam targets a fraction or specific area of the skin which is divided into thousands of microscopic zones to make the treatment focused and powerful. This treatment has revolutionized other anti-aging treatments and is also extremely effective for treating skin damaged by sun rays.
Earlier there were two kinds of skin treatment options that were offered to the patient, namely ablative and non-Ablative. The ablative laser treatment principally focuses on the skin cells present right on the surface or the epidermis, whereas the non-ablative laser treatment deals with treating the middle layer of skin (dermal collagen). CO2 fractional laser treatment comes as a connector that fills the gap between these two treatments as it works on both the surface (epidermal) and middle layer (dermal) of skin.
Dr. Bijan Farah, Medical Director, at Rejuvenate Medical Spa, specializes in aesthetic surgeries using latest processes and technology. He has over 35 years of experience as a physician treating complicated medical conditions, providing all kinds of anti-aging solutions at his med spa.If you stay in or around the areas of Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, you can easily reach out to Dr. Bijan Farah with your skin problems.
How is the treatment done?
CO2fractional laser procedure involves a pre-treatment analysis for achieving effective results. It is important for the patient and doctor to have a detailed discussion pointing out the areas to be targeted for the CO2 laser treatment. This enables the doctor to develop a customized treatment for meeting the specific needs of the patient. Once the patient has washed and cleaned the facial area, an anesthetic cream is applied on the targeted areas for treatment. The effect of this cream is felt in about 40-60 minutes.
After this, a gliding gel is applied on the areas to be treated. The purpose behind the application of gliding gel is than it enables the laser to lay down in a uniform MTZ pattern. The treatment lasts for about thirty minutes.
With this treatment, the old and damaged skin is naturally replaced by a layer of healthy and fresh skin giving the face a youthful appearance. This skin improving procedure is quite painless and also extremely quick.