CO2 Fractional Resurfacing

The CO2 fractional laser is the laser of choice for acne scar, surgical scar, wrinkle & open pore reduction. It is also FDA approved for the treatment of sunspots & melasma (see fig. 1)

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Questions Answers
How long does it take? 5 - 10 minutes to cover most of the face.
Is it painful? We apply a numbing cream 25 minutes prior to the procedure & use an air Chiller during the procedure to minimise discomfort.
What is the down time? Microscabs will form within minutes that takes 4 days to drop off. It is important to avoid sun exposure for at least a week after. See figure-2
How many treatments are necessary? Each treatment will give you a mild to moderate & permanent improvement. An average of 4 treatments are recommended at least 3 weeks apart, (see before & after pics below)
Any side effects? Usually none. However, temporary pigmentation may result especially in case of sun exposure (seen in less than 5% of cases). This clears in around 8 weeks.