CO2 Fractionated Resurfacing Laser

Laser resurfacing is a method used to treat a plethora of concerns and conditions. Because there are different intensities that the resurfacing machine is capable of delivering, it can be used for ‘small’ problems like skin rejuvenation, as well as bigger and more dramatic treatments to scars and burns. Using a CO2, fractional laser, our nurses can deliver concentrated pulses of light to the skin, removing the top layer or layers, which makes wrinkles and lines fade away. During the healing process, new skin emerges, which appears taut and smoother, leading to an overall healthier and refreshed appearance.

Due to the heat energy caused during treatment, the device also stimulates collagen production, to help firm up the skin, but also break down scar tissue and improve movement for those having a higher-setting treatment by vaporising damaged skin cells.

Dr. Condon and our highly trained nurses will recommend a tailored treatment to best fit your needs, from wrinkles and fine lines to warts and enlarged oil glands on the nose.

Currently, laser resurfacing is one of the most efficient methods of improving facial scarring that has happened as a result of injury or earlier surgery, and is known as being particularly effective at treating conditions usually regarded as ‘stubborn’ like acne scarring.

Acne Scarring
Rejuvenation Lines and Wrinkles

It is estimated that 80% of people aged 11-30 will be affected by acne, mainly coming into fruition during puberty and pregnancy due to changes in hormones. When the acne has subsided, sometimes the scars from spots or picking can remain, leaving crater-like dimples or lumps and bumps. This is usually the case if you scratch or pick your spots whilst the acne is still active.

Dermatology Matters specialises in acne scarring, providing an extensive range of treatments for this particular indication. It is an indication which we frequently address and treat, and have seen some great results with.

Different types of scarring may be present in the same person and different types of scarring respond better to different types of treatment. Therefore, it is common for one person to need a combination of treatments or procedures.

Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing has proved to be a valuable method for facial rejuvenation of photodamaged skin with detectable improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, mottled dyspigmentation, rough skin texture, and solar lentigines.

New generation fractional devices use ablative wavelengths as high as 10400nm also referred to as CO2 Lasers. CO2 Lasers are considered the gold standard for skin resurfacing. The results are far more predictable and the results are more dramatic. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and light sedation if desired

How Many sessions Will I Need, And How Far Apart Can I Have Them?

For more superficial treatments, patient may need on average need 2-3 sessions of treatment approximately 4-6 weeks apart. For scarred skin and burns, the patient may need several sessions, depending on the desired result. If the skin scars are raised or red in colour, other treatments may be advised in combination with the CO2.

Am I A Suitable Candidate?

As mentioned, the CO2 can be used for many different indications. A suitable candidate will be someone who is looking for fresher, younger-looking skin, or someone who has burns or scars and wishes to reduce their appearance and regain movement. All skin types can be treated with the CO2.

What Areas Can be Treated?

The device can be used on most areas of the body.