Treatment options with the CO2 laser

As the drive to look younger continues full speed ahead, the laser options available in the cosmetic industry keep evolving.  One of the latest innovations is the fractional CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. This devise is very effective in reducing the visible signs of age, and restoring beautiful, youthful looking skin.

The CO2 laser has long been used to perform skin resurfacing. This is the treatment of choice for individuals who desire to regain that youthful glow without undergoing surgery. Skin concerns such as wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and rough skin, can all be improved with laser skin resurfacing.

The traditional CO2 technology has given way to newer models that are not as invasive, and do not have the negative effects associated with the older models. Older versions were viewed with skepticism because of the long recovery time needed, as well as the associated complications such as swelling, redness, and punctured skin. However, modern lasers like the Pixel CO2 by Alma Lasers has changed all that.

Pixel CO2

The Pixel CO2  is a fractional laser solution that offers a safer, more effective skin rejuvenation alternative. The laser is able to penetrate deep into the skin, and deliver potent beams of laser light via micro-sized thermal channels. As the laser light penetrates the deep layers, skin tightening occurs, and wrinkles, and fine lines are reduced. In addition, the stimulation of fresh collagen in this area of the skin, makes it firmer, tighter, and plumper.

The Pixel CO2  is patient-friendly, and less destructive than earlier models, because it does not destroy large areas of the epidermis (outer skin layer). Instead the micro channels target specific zones, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This results in less discomfort for the patient, and makes recovery time much shorter.

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can take less than 30 minutes, and the laser is safe enough to be used on the face and body.