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Have you been looking for an effective non-surgical way to look younger?

CO2 fractional laser therapy has been recognized as a significant scientific breakthrough. Thanks to CO2 fractional laser treatments, wrinkles, stretch marks, burns, and scars may fade and improve without severe side effects. 

Keep reading to learn more!

How Does CO2 Fractional Treatment Work?

The major protein found in the skin that maintains it appears youthful and free of wrinkles is collagen. Age, sunlight, and pollution contribute to collagen degradation, thereby creating wrinkles. A CO2 fractional treatment laser creates microscopic holes in the skin using light energy. They increase collagen production by putting natural collagen that the body makes into a high-speed setting, which results in more collagen and reduces wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, scars, burns, and other disfigurements.


After Treatment

You should expect the area to be red and swollen for about two days. Patients with darker complexions may be at risk for pigmentation after undergoing any laser surgery. Once you contact us for a consultation our specialist will work closely with you to determine which procedure is best and prepare you for any side effects that may occur.


CO2 Fractional CO2 Therapy vs. CO2 Laser Resurfacing

What are the differences between these procedures? 


CO2 laser resurfacing has achieved decent results with a lot of restrictions. Fractional CO2 (FCO2) is the new “Gold Standard” for CO2 laser treatments. It’s essential to know the difference. Due to its minimal downtime, fractional CO2 laser therapy has become more popular. Usually, there are two days of edema and redness and two more days of swelling before your face looks normal. Keep in mind that until 2 months after the operation, you will not notice the benefits of the procedure. Your body sends collagen, blood, water, and oxygen into your face to make your skin tighter. Because CO2 therapy makes the normal body cycle easier, the process takes a while for the effects to be seen, but the treatment is longer. The outcomes may be seen in most research over 1-8 years.

Why Is It Known As Fractional? 

The word fractional is from the fact that the laser beam is divided into numerous tiny microbeams. The microbeams only impact little skin regions and do not permeate the whole skin layer as the traditional CO2 treatments did. Therefore, you will observe tiny holes in your skin in the treated region following the therapy. The micro-treatment areas produce sufficient damage to encourage the fresh synthesis of collagen. 


Shorter Recovery Time

The non-fractional CO2 and erbium laser resurfacing are available. Any non-fractional therapy usually has a shorter period of recovery. The superficial, ablative fractional resurfacing is insufficient to cause significant tension and loss of the skin. The third image shows the non-ablative therapy of fractions. These treatments heat the skin, but it doesn’t remove the skin because it is non-ablative. Non-ablative fractional therapy requires many treatments. The main benefit of this therapy is that there is almost no downtime. This is useful for acne scars, pores, and wrinkles.


Following these time-established procedures, the efficiency of the process will be maximized, and any problems minimized. By completing the fractional CO2 skin treatment, you will save long-term money because fillers used for aging lines and wrinkles are less needed. The advantage of lowering the risk of skin cancer is invaluable.


South Florida CO2 Non-Surgical Skin Treatment

Our non-surgical CO2 treatment is very appealing due to its relaxed approach. Call Take Shape Plastic Surgery today at 954-324-2329. Contact us here to make an appointment.

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