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Use the Fractional CO2 Laser for Skin Rejuvenation

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | January 6th, 2017 | Blog

CO2 Fractional LaserOne of the newest tools in the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic’s arsenal is the carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser treatment. Laser skin resurfacing is one of several non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments we offer and is considered a gold standard among its peers. The use of fractional CO2 lasers in this procedure only serves to enhance its effectiveness and deliver consistent, quality results for enhancing beauty and restoring youthful looks.


What Is a CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment?


The “CO2” part of the name is there because carbon dioxide is one of the primary gasses used to create the laser. The “fractional” part comes from how the laser is then fractioned into thousands of smaller beams. When divided in this way, each beam has a wavelength that allows it to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin. A C02 fractional laser treatment is the use of these split beams to smooth out the skin and ablate damaged portions while promoting healthy collagen growth.


For What Can a CO2 Fractional Laser Be Used?


When seeking fractional CO2 laser treatments in Toronto, it’s important to be sure that what you want lines up with what the treatment can actually provide. Fractional laser treatments are excellent for treating matters related to changes in skin texture. This includes sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, acne scars, and certain types of blotches. Importantly, you should keep in mind that fractional CO2 lasers do not work on matters related to blood vessels or most sources of redness.


Is There Downtime?


Yes. A fractional CO2 laser requires downtime following treatment in order to give your skin time to recover. Lighter treatments will require about three to five days for recovery while deeper ones may call for seven to 10 days of recovery. During this period, you will need to stay away from excess sunlight, irritants, and be very gentle with your skin while it is in this extra-sensitive state.


How Many Treatments Are Needed?


The treatment number depends on the severity of each case and how much downtime can be tolerated. On average, a person may need two to four lighter treatments or one to two deeper treatments. Which part of the body the laser is used on will also matter since some areas are more sensitive than others.


How Long Does It Take to See Results?


The effects of a C02 fractional laser take about three to six months to be fully realized. Some immediate changes in texture can be noticed after treatment, but the entire smoothing effect won’t be apparent until the full recovery has been completed.


Get CO2 Fractional Laser Treatments at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic


At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we pride ourselves on using the latest clinical methods to give clients the anti-aging skin and body care that they deserve. We support our clients being able to make the right, informed decisions about skin resurfacing laser treatments and we strive to provide the best practitioners in Toronto. Feel free to contact us by phone at 416.546.4664 or by e-mail at to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.

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