Islamabad Clinic Address:
House 25A, Street 52, Sector F6/4,
Super Market, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel : 92 51 8733552
92 51 8733553

 

Fractional Resurfacing CO2 Laser

What is the type of laser used in this procedure?

It is fractional CO2 laser.

How does this laser work?

By creating microscopic wounds within targeted areas well beneath the outer layer of skin, fractional laser treatments trigger the body’s natural healing process accelerating the production of collagen and new healthy skin cells.

What is this laser used for?
  • Pigmentation (Melasma / post acne marks)
  • Acne scars & other kind of scars
  • Wrinkles / Skin Tightening
  • Stretch marks
  • Open pores
Does the laser treatment hurt?

It can be an uncomfortable  procedure for people with a low threshold for pain.

What is done for pain management?

Patient is asked to apply the topical anesthetic generously on the area to be treated about 15-20min before the procedure starts. A polythene sheet can be applied on top of topical anesthetic to increase the efficacy of the anesthetic.
Cold air is also used to alleviate pain.

How long does it take to treat the whole face?

About 5-15 minutes.

How does the skin look like immediately after the treatment?

It looks red. There might be some swelling. Click to View

When does the skin get back to normal?

After 3-7 days, skin starts flaking off, revealing new skin beneath.

Can makeup be applied after the treatment?

Preferrably no. But if it is very necessary, it can be applied and removed afterwards with glycerin or a mild cleanser.

What is the post treatment care?
  • Avoid using acne face washes, creams and gels till skin is completely healed.
  • Avoid using bleaching agents for pigmentation till skin gets back to normal.
  • Avoid strong sun exposure and heat.
  • Avoid skin rubbing, scrubbing & fruit peeling.
  • Mild cleansing washes and soaps and moisturizer should be applied as advised by the doctor.
  • After washing the treated area, dab it dry and don’t keep it moist.
  • In case of acne, oral antibiotics can be given to counter any acne flare up after the treatment.
  • In case of a medical history of herpes simplex viral infection, oral anti virals are given.

Complications

 

There can be post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or brown patch over the treated area for few weeks, resolving with or without medicines.

 

When does the patient start seeing results?

 

Results will be seen from 3rd to 4th month.