The CO2 Fractional Laser is a special device that allows you to significantly reduce the signs of aging of the skin and scarring. It is a device that using the best modern laser technology, through the edmission of a series of spots of light tiny suitably calibrated, creates microholes close together in the skin as generating primary effect contraction of collagen fibers present and secondary the production of new collagen fibers. This type of laser, unlike the ablative laser type like CO2 or Erbium, allows to obtain excellent results with negligible side effects post-treatment and a return to social life almost immediate.
An anesthetic cream is applied in the area approximately 30 minutes prior to therapy and then proceed to step Scanner Laser on the skin. The duration of treatment is obviously inherent to the extension of the lesion.
The treatment is indicated in all patients who present the early signs of aging such as fine lines of the face and in all the scarring as well as stretch marks and the famous bar code of the upper lip.
It usually requires at least 4-5 sessions spaced of 4-5 weeks to allow time for new collagen fibers to reform.
Immediately after the treatment your skin will look rough with whitish dots of micro witnesses due to the passage of the Laser and immediately soon after you will have a redness that may persist even a few days depending on the reactivity of the patient's tissues and the energy that has been applied during the treatment. How much deeper and more aggressive is the treatment the greater will be the recovery period and the degree of improvement. Usually it takes 4-5 days the skin to return to the normal pigmentation.
Before performing a treatment of this kind is necessary to know that not all patients can perform this therapy. It is contraindicated in all the people who have dark or olive skin, or those who are at risk of keloid. Patients who instead of taking birth control pills or certain photosensitizing drugs should discontinue a few months before medical therapy to prevent unwanted reactions such as hyperpigmentation or depigmentation. Those who take Roaccutane, for example, should discontinue the drug at least 1 year before. After each session is also desirable to avoid exposure to UV light for 4 weeks after always for the same reasons.