Fractionated CO2 Laser
The latest advancement in minimal downtime is a fractional laser, or fractionated CO2 laser, treatment for aging skin.
With the NEW fractional DeepFX treatments, your physician is able to treat the deep layers of your skin, but keep downtime to a minimum. Now, deep wrinkles, skin texture and scars are dramatically improved after just one treatment.
The low-downtime procedure uses fractional CO2 laser microbeams to precisely target the deep dermal layers of the skin. This stimulates a cascade of healing responses that leads to tissue regeneration and new collagen formation throughout the entire treatment area. And because only a fraction of the skin is actually touched by the laser, healing time can be limited to just a few days.
Fractionated CO2 laser treatments with DeepFX performed at the Carlotti Center for Cosmetic Surgery and last for about 20 minutes. An anesthetic cream may be used prior to treatment to aid with comfort. As the microbeams are applied, you will feel a warm sensation in the treatment area.
Immediately following the laser treatment, your skin will feel warm and will be similar in appearance to a deep sunburn. Over the next several days you will follow a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen, and avoid direct exposure to sunlight. As you skin heals, it will begin to flake and you will notice an improvement in your wrinkles, fine lines and scars.