November 22, 2021

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co2 fractional laser treatment

When it comes to skin damage caused by aging, there are numerous treatment options available. However, certain care techniques work much more effectively than others. Take for example the CO2 fractional laser treatment. The settings on our CO2 fractional laser can be easily altered to meet the client’s individual skincare needs to deliver the best possible results. 

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 to have a negative effect on your skin. CO2 fractional laser treatment is used to help reverse the signs of aging and damage that your skin has undergone with improved re-surfacing technology that many doctors are referring to as a major anti-aging breakthrough.

What is CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment?

CO2 fractional laser treatment uses carbon dioxide lasers to precisely remove thin layers of skin tissue in a fractional manner. The laser removes columns of skin tissue and leaves the surrounding area of skin untouched to promote rejuvenation. CO2 fractional laser treatment is a highly effective method for repairing damaged skin of all kinds thanks to the tool’s diverse settings. 

Precisely Tailored Dermatology 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.

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How Does CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment Work?

Your skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis all of which have different functions. As the outermost layer, the epidermis holds the pigment-producing cells also known as melanocytes. Located just 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. Finally, the deepest layer of your skin, known as the subcutis, houses the fat and connective tissues of the skin.

CO2 fractional 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.

Benefits of CO2 Fractional Laser Therapy 

What makes the CO2 fractional laser treatment different than other laser resurfacing treatments? There are several benefits to using the Cortex CO2 fractional laser treatment.

Less downtime

CO2 laser therapy requires less downtime following the procedure than other cosmetic options available. Patients also typically see results after just one treatment. For the best recovery from your CO2 fractional laser treatment, be sure to follow your dermatologist’s recommended care guide.

Significant reduction in pain

This minimally invasive procedure is highly sought after because it leaves behind minimal redness and swelling. CO2 fractional laser treatment is a pain-free procedure that may be uncomfortable during treatment but is designed to produce the least amount of irritation possible. 


Fractional resurfacing with CO2 laser technology is much more precise than other cosmetic lasers thanks to the microscopic pointer that is included in the Cortex CO2 laser. This allows your dermatologist to focus on specific areas of the skin, limiting exposure to the rest of the skin.


The Cortez CO2 fractional laser has various settings to meet all of our patient’s skincare needs. This treatment is easily adjustable to accommodate all skin types making it a universal product we recommend to anyone looking for radiant, glowing skin. 

Schedule CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment With A Reno Dermatologist

Laser resurfacing helps achieve younger-looking skin, improves acne scars, diminishes fine lines, and improves laxity and sun damage. For more information on the CO2 fractional resurfacing treatment, or to schedule a complimentary consultation with the best dermatologist in Reno, contact Integrated Dermatology at (775) 829-1212. 

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