How does it work? Well, fractional mean incomplete, fragmentary. The laser beam does not cover the entire surface of the skin subjected to treatment and only a portion in the form of points. In these points are formed deep holes through which the laser light penetrates into the skin. The laser beam reaches the cells of the dermis and even subcutaneous tissue. Despite such profound interference with the area covered by the treatment remains virtually intact. Between these points there is a considerable amount of healthy tissue which occurs through natural processes to run the restorative and regenerative. This leads to increased tension and firming the skin by restoring and contraction of collagen fibers. Yes selective action on the skin causes it can be subjected to more intensive metabolism and that regenerates faster.
INDICATIONS FOR TREATMENT fractional CO2 LASER:
- Acne scars,
- Post-traumatic scars,
- Stretch marks, skin laxity (eg pregnancy)
- Excessively widened pores, blackheads,
- Skin surface irregularities,
- Rejuvenation of the skin, smoothing fine lines
There is no limit to the place of fractional laser. His action can be full face, eyelids, neck, hands and any other area.
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO TREATMENT fractional CO2 LASER:
- pregnancy, breast feeding,
- medications such as retinoids (treatment with these drugs must be completed in about 6 months before surgery), light sensitizing drugs, immunosuppressants,
- use of certain ointments such as retinoids (treatment of such preparations should be completed in about 2 weeks before surgery),
- propensity to form hypertrophic scars, keloids,
- tan (you can not sunbathe approximately 1 week before surgery),
- active infection (viral, bacterial, fungal),
- some diseases: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, cancer, diabetes,
- or other cosmetic laser treatments performed in less than 4 weeks before surgery,
Sensitive skin and capillaries are not contraindication.
Fractional laser treatments performed have a very high degree of safety and minimal risk of complications:
- swelling, redness, burning – these are symptoms that occur always in varying degrees, are absolutely temporary, are proof that the procedure was properly executed,
- after surgery should be used creams with high UV protection, since sun exposure can cause discoloration,
- skin rough, scaly, przybrązowiona – this is the next step after surgery in favor of the progressive renewal of the skin, is temporary and lasts for several days,
- the risk of infection is minimal. In people with impaired immune activation can lead to a herpes virus to prevent it sometimes requires the use of antiviral drugs for several days before and after surgery.