CO2 LASER RESURFACING

The Ultimate Skin Surface Rejuvenation​

CO2 laser treatment is an advanced fractional procedure for skin rejuvenation. This technique involves using a matrix of laser points with adjustable intensity, thereby creating controlled thermal damage. Consequently, it stimulates collagen production and remodels the skin. As a result, there is a remarkable improvement in skin texture, a noticeable reduction in wrinkle lines, and a decrease in scarring.

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Contact us on: +44 208 164 5799

Price

From £750 Full fees list here

Procedure Time

30 mins

Discomfort Level

3 out of 10

Downtime

5-6 days

Frequency

12 months

Superior Results, Reduced Discomfort, Faster Healing with Lutronic™ CO2

Our Lutronic eCO2 Plus™ system is the leading fractional and ablative laser that offers the full spectrum of skin resurfacing treatment. The eCO2 Plus works with the “Controlled Chaos Technology”, an approach that delivers each micro-laser beam randomly so that there is a maximum distance between the successive beams. This means increased safety, less treatment discomfort and a faster healing time. The skin rejuvenation results are unparalleled.

The Science

“Fractional ablative” CO2 laser means that the laser beam creates microscopic cores within the skin surface. Only part of the treated skin area is cored by the laser beam, while islands of skin between are left untouched. For this reason, fractional ablative CO2 laser is less sore and heals far quicker than traditional “fully ablative” CO2 laser treatment.

The CO2 laser beam vaporises water molecules in the skin. This heats up the skin and so that the top-most layer is peeled off. This controlled trauma stimulates a biological process that leads to production of collagen, resulting in firmer, smoother and tighter skin. The resurfacing process also reduces pore size, acne scars and improves skin clarity.

Additional Information

CO2, short for carbon dioxide, is the core element of this innovative treatment. The CO2 laser emits powerful pulses of light that create controlled thermal damage to the skin’s surface. Consequently, this process triggers the body’s natural healing response. This response, in turn, stimulates collagen production and skin regeneration. Ultimately, such regeneration leads to a remarkable improvement in various skin concerns, including the reduction of wrinkles, scars, and other signs of aging.

The duration of a CO2 laser treatment session typically varies based on the area being treated and the severity of skin concerns. Sessions generally last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.

Furthermore, the recovery period post-treatment can range from 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the specifics of your treatment. During this sensitive time, the skin is particularly vulnerable. To prevent infections, it is crucial for patients to adhere strictly to the doctor’s guidelines. Consequently, after the treatment, patients often experience a burning sensation, which can last for a few days. To alleviate this discomfort, we recommend using sterilized ice packs, which are available for purchase online or at pharmacies.

Typically, the desired results become noticeable after just one treatment. In the days following the procedure, you can expect your skin to gradually appear softer, smoother, and with diminished unwanted pigmentation. Additionally, improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven texture will start to become evident. However, to achieve the final results you’re aiming for, it’s essential to have a discussion with our doctor. This ensures a proper assessment and the creation of a correct treatment schedule tailored to your specific needs.

Ideal candidates for CO2 laser have age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, discolouration, rough texture (acne scars). Therefore, it is ideal for anyone seeking younger-looking skin with treatments that have limited downtime.

You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment. However, the anaesthetic cream applied before the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable.

Days 1 – 2.

You will likely experience a mild burning sensation in the treated area and your face will develop some skin swelling. This is normal and should subside after around 24-48 hours. Occasionally, some patients will notice tiny superficial bleeding points, which again is normal depending on the intensity of laser energy administered.

Days 2 – 4.

Over the next few days, your face will start to feel tight. Areas of bleeding previously encountered will now start to crust and heal.

Days 4 – 6.

It is not unusual for your face to start feeling a little itchy. However, it is crucial that you try to avoid the temptation to scratch, as this could delay healing and increase the risk of scarring. The Dermol face wash and Biafin emulsion cream that we have supplied to you help reduce the sensation of itching.

Day 10.

After approximately ten days, your skin will have largely healed and be free from crust. It will still remain pink for a little while longer as new skin is being born, and this will settle progressively over the following weeks.