Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation technique that gives you back your youthful looks, without surgery. Fractional lasers can be used to treat a range of skin conditions including fine lines, age spots, skin discoloration, skin laxity, and scars.
At Bandak Plastic Surgery we use the Matrix CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. The Matrix CO2 uses advanced fractional technology to tighten and rejuvenate the skin, while treating issues of facial aging.
How it works
The Matrix CO2 laser emits short pulses of light onto the damaged area of skin. The pulses target the dermal layer of the skin, and create microscopic holes along specific zones, leaving areas of skin between treatment points intact. The untreated skin kick starts the repair process, resulting in a faster recovery time and minimal downtime.
It normally takes 3-5 treatments to achieve the desired fresher, smoother, younger-looking skin.
What to expect after treatment
Immediately after treatment there will be some swelling and irritation, as well as redness in some areas. These side-effects usually clear within a few hours. Patients are advised to stay indoors, and avoid the sun for a few days. After this the skin will be smoother and tighter, and the texture will continue to improve over the following months, as the collagen remodels.
Who is a good candidate?
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a good option for people with conditions such as skin laxity, wrinkles, and uneven texture and pigmentation, who wish to improve the overall appearance of their skin. During your consultation with Dr. Bandak, he will determine if you are a qualified candidate for the procedure.
Are you interested in finding out more about laser skin resurfacing using the Matrix fractional CO2 laser? Call us today at (304)-925-4665, and set up a consultation with Dr. Bandak.