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Fractional CO2 laser

  • Procedure type

    Laser

  • Site

    Face

  • Results

    Clearer, smoother skin

  • Procedure time

    Less than 30 minutes

  • Downtime

    Redness, swelling, scabs, peeling

The SmartXide Dot CO2 laser addresses a wide range of conditions including skin textural issues from acne-related scarring and sun damage, mild-moderate fine lines and skin laxity from ageing, and even pigmentation.

It is a fractional resurfacing laser that emits a far-reaching wavelength, delivering energy deep within the skin. Microscopic columns of the skin are damaged in a controlled manner while leaving surrounding skin intact. The thermally damaged skin undergoes renewal as existing collagen is remodelled and new collagen and skin is made. The fraction of skin that is intact makes for speedier recovery as compared to older fully-ablative lasers. As repeated sessions are undertaken, different fractions of skin targeted are collectively renewed with a progressively rejuvenated appearance.

The skin is cleansed. Numbing cream is applied. Cold air is blown over area being treated during treatment. Treatment is comfortable and painless.

Treatment time is typically less than 30 minutes.

There is social downtime:

Pain and stinging on the day of treatment (when numbing effect wears off)
Redness and mild swelling for 3-4 days (progressively improves over time)
Scabs may form and fall off. Mild peeling for up to 7-10 days
Very faint redness (may last up to 4- 6 weeks post-treatment)

Post-treatment care such as daily sunscreen is imperative.

A significantly smoother and clearer appearance may be observed even after the first treatment. Continued improvement in post-acne scars, smoothing of uneven skin and skin tightening are mostly appreciated after 3-5 sessions.

Individual results may vary.

Treatments are repeated depending on your recovery.