April 15, 2015
What is CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment?
Have you noticed a decline in your skin’s appearance? With age, collagen production begins to slow down, causing your skin to lose its strength and elasticity. Add on regular exposure to UV rays and various environmental factors and it’s without a doubt your skin isn’t in the best shape it can be. A CO2 fractional laser treatment can help reverse the signs of aging and damage that your skin has undergone, in an improved re-surfacing technology that many doctors are referring to as a major anti-aging breakthrough.
Precisely Tailored Results
At Integrated Dermatology of Reno, we offer the Cortex CO2 fractional laser treatment. This particular treatment provides tailored precision that allows our laser technicians to change the settings based on the individual needs of each client.
CO2 fractional laser treatment targets:
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Pigmentation issues
- Skin texture irregularities
Because of its customizability, this treatment can be applied to most areas of the body including the face, neck, chest, and hands.
The treatment also works great with other treatments such as photo rejuvenation lasers, injectable neurotoxins, and injectable fillers for those looking for greater results.
Science for Your Skin
Your skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis:
- Epidermis: As the outermost layer, the epidermis holds the pigment-producing cells also known as melanocytes.
- Dermis: Located underneath the epidermis is the dermis, which is where the strength and elasticity of your skin come from. This mid-layer consists of elastin and collagen fibers.
- Subcutis: The deepest layer of your skin, the subcutis houses the fat and connective tissues of the skin.
This laser treatment targets the top two layers of the skin through a directed laser beam. This laser technology contains thousands of small yet penetrating rays that remove targeted columns of skin. Each column’s epidermal cells are removed and the collagen below is stimulated to regenerate. Through the removal of precise skin columns, the healing process is speedier than other resurfacing treatments.
What makes the CO2 fractional laser treatment different than other laser resurfacing treatments?
- Less downtime
- Significant reduction in pain