A Fractional CO2 Laser heats water, and our skin cells are made primarily of water. When directed at the problem skin area, the laser gently removes skin cells, exposing fresh layers of lower lying skin. The heat from the laser also helps to stimulate the growth of new collagen, aiding in the development of younger, smoother skin. No matter how aged the outer layers of skin may appear, Fractional CO2 treatments in Kelowna will always help improve aging and or sun damaged skin.
At DermMedica, the average Fractional CO2 Laser treatment in Kelowna is 20 minutes. The rest of the appointment time is spent waiting for the numbing cream to properly freeze the treatment area. After the cream is activated, the laser treatment lasts only 20 minutes. After exposure to the laser, the treated skin is soothed with a healing ointment before patients are free to leave the office.
1-7 days – Due to the intensity of the treatment, Fractional CO2 Laser patients often experience redness, and slight swelling following the procedure. Patients are encouraged to moisturize the skin, apply sunscreen, avoid sun exposure, and maintain a regular cleansing schedule during recovery.
Smoother, tighter, firmer, and younger looking skin are the common results of Fractional CO2 Laser treatments. If a Fractional CO2 laser is used to treat acne, brown spots, melasma, or wrinkles, patients can expect the gradual removal of these conditions after a series of treatments.