As more men and women become concerned about retaining their youthful appearance, laser skin resurfacing has become a very popular procedure. In this regard, the fractional CO2 laser device is among the most advanced and effective skin rejuvenationchoices. The laser reduces the appearance of age-related signs such as wrinkles and age spots, and it also revitalizes the skin at the same time.
Older CO2 lasers were effective, but had some adverse side effects. The lasers were very invasive, and that meant that there was a long recovery time. In addition, there was a much greater chance of complications such as redness, swelling, and infections.
If you have skin issues such as wrinkles and acne scars, or your skin is damaged as a result of years spent in the sun, then you can benefit from skin rejuvenation. The modern CO2 laser devices work faster, have fewer side effects, as well as a shorter downtime.
Fractionated CO2 Lasers
The Pixel CO2 fractional laser by Alma Lasers, is an ultramodern CO2 laser. One of the main advantages of this type of laser, is the shorter recovery time. Unlike earlier CO2 models that injured the entire upper layer of the skin, pixel technology treats only small portions at a time. As a result, the surrounding areas that are not treated are able to start the healing process quickly, and reduce downtime.
The laser penetrates the deep layers of the skin, and delivers high-intensity beams of light by way of tiny thermal channels. As the heat is absorbed by the skin, it also stimulates collagen production. Collagen helps to keep the skin firm and tight, and it also restores lost volume.
The Pixel CO2 lasercreates very natural looking results, and patients are generally satisfied with the improved appearance of their skin.