Scars happen, especially if you’ve ever had an injury, surgery, or bad acne at some point in your life. Most scars fade as you age, but some scars aren’t worth keeping due to their unsightly appearance. Luckily, fractional CO2 is an advanced laser technology allowing you to get rid of these scars, so you don’t have to go through life embarrassed about them. The laser can treat many different types of scars with maximum effectiveness and minimum side effects.
Your scaring could be a result of many different things such as a trauma, burn, stretchmarks, past acne, surgery, etc., but the fractional CO2 laser can correct most of them. The most common types of scars treated by lasers can be categorized into:
If you have scaring, the scars likely fall into one of these categories. You don’t have to know exactly which type of scar you have, because your North Valley Wellness laser aesthetician will be able to tell you how quickly and effectively it can be treated with the CO2 fractional laser for scar correction, as well as reasonable expectations.
Unlike fully ablative laser treatments that destroy the whole upper layer of the area treated, the fractional CO2 laser operates by sending a laser beam to create tiny micro-damage columns in the skin. The body will more rapidly induce healing in a shorter recovery by resourcing the surrounding untouched skin quickly repairing those columns. New skin will form to replace the old and damaged skin with stronger healthier smooth skin. This laser process also stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin production for better support and structural integrity. The result is newer and smoother looking skin in less time and without the risk of fully ablative treatments.
Each treatment with the CO2 fractional laser removes fractions of the scar and replaces with stronger healthier skin, shrinking the remaining scar damage after each treatment. These lasers are designed to repair your skin further with each treatment and not cause any further damage. Some scars may also require injections with laser treatment to help reprogram the way some individuals body’s respond with forming scars, such as those who tend to produce Keloids, for best results.
We provide the best quality lasers, experience, and post care products for optimal scar correction results. As long as you follow your post care protocols we provide, you shouldn’t experience any negative permanent side effects to your skin. You will be excited at the difference seen following each treatment and the overall improvement in the quality of your skin, you will wonder why you waited so long!
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