Fractional CO2 Laser
Uses small columns of fractionated energy to ablate areas of damage. Tiny wounds are created in the skin and the surrounding skin helps produce new collagen and elastin. The laser remodels the collagen, which is why it produces such drastic results. This treatment is best for eliminating lines, wrinkles, pigments, sun damage, deep acne, and traumatic scars.
During the procedure, you'll be given topical anesthesia so you won't feel the treatment. Your skin may be red and swollen. This starts immediately after and continues for three to seven days. It can take a few months to up to one year to see somewhat tighter skin that's brighter with fewer wrinkles.
Plan for 7 to 14 days to recover. The skin will start to feel dry during the first week. The skin is sensitive as it heals so use a mild cleanser, healing ointment, and zinc-based sunscreen.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing leads to smoother skin by inciting collagen production. Only specific areas of skin are safely damaged creating thousands of minute columns, removing damaged surface cells, and penetrating down to the dermis. The surrounding skin is left intact.
You will not feel Much During the laser treatment besides some stinging or snapping due to the topical anesthesia used. Three to five treatments may be needed.
Skin will be red with some swelling for a few days. Once the skin is healed it will be smoother and more even.
A microfine burst of liquid CO2 freezes the water in the discolored skin cell, which forces the cell to expand over time and combust, making the spot disappear.
During Cryopen treatment, the spot or skin tog is quickly frozen for 5-8 seconds with minimal discomfort.
Most patients need a few treatments to get rid of a spot entirely. Full healing occurs within 7-30 days.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
During IPL treatment, a beam of high energy light is transmitted into the skin tissue where it is absorbed.
Results can last for a few years as long as you take care of your skin and avoid the sun. Skin may look red after treatment. Four to seven days after, the treated areas will darken, scab, and fall off.