Fractional Laser or CO2 laser is a laser treatment for the rejuvenation of your skin. Fractional CO2 lasers or carbon lasers are used for the treatment as they have the highest wavelength of all lasers and thus can be used on both light and dark skin types. Fractional, carbon and CO2 lasers are also used to treat all kinds of scars (acne scars as well as surgical or trauma scars) deep wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage and a host of other indications. The Fractional laser system works by penetrating into the inner level of skin, and activating it, while at the same time making tiny pores in the outer layer. This signals the body to push away or peel the outer layer and replacing it with the undamaged, natural and younger looking skin below. The result is that the outer skin begins to shed and peel off leaving beautiful younger and undamaged skin in its place
Process and Laser System:
Before your treatment, a technician will note your skin type and decide on the parameters to use. If you have a specific problem area or scar, they’ll be able to estimate the number of sessions based on the depth of your scar that you will need. A numbing cream will then be applied on the area to alleviate discomfort during the treatment. Once the treatment is complete, the peeling usually takes a few days, and the specialists can tell you during the consultation, the necessary precautions to take over the next days to ensure a great result.
Before you start:
Fractional laser is a safe procedure, however you should note that certain precautions need to be taken before a fractional laser treatment. If a person has gone tanning in the 10 days before treatment, they should reschedule their session. You should not go tanning up to 2 weeks after fractional laser treatment as well. During the following weeks, we advise a high SPF sunscreen cream, especially in Dubai as excess sun exposure could result in pigmentation.