What is fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser stimulates skin renewal by showing skin peeler and heat effect. The fractional carbon dioxide laser makes it as tiny dots on the skin. The skin areas around these tiny dots remain intact. Thus, laser-affected areas can be quickly repaired with the cells from intact skin around. At this point, the skin is not damaged much from the laser and it heals rapidly. In addition, the long wavelength of the carbon dioxide laser goes deep into the skin and is more effective than other laser kinds, especially in deep acne scars, scars and intense skin aging.

How do fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers work in scar treatment?

The laser beam that goes deep down to the acne scars melts the badly healed scar tissue on the acne or scar. The undamaged skin around, covers this area with new, healthy tissue. On this count, every session decreases acne scars, acne spots or scars. After the procedure the scars are reduced and a renewed skin appears. 

Where is the fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser used?

  1-Acne marks:

  2-Scar, surgery, burns and razor tracks

  3-Wrinkle and sagging

  4-Stain treatments and

  5- Removing the large pore and rough appearance of the skin

  6-Skin cracks

How many treatments does fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment last?

In order to be able to obtain a fractional laser carbon dioxide laser treatment, 3-6 sessions should be performed. Session intervals may be 3-8 weeks. 

What are the conditions that fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser should not be used? 

Within 6 months, oral isotretinoin should not be used. There should be no active infection on the skin. While in application, it should be cautious with the persons who have had past infection in the past. It does not apply to people who are pregnant and have unrealistic expectations. It is not applied in situations with light sensitivity and collagen tissue diseases.

What are the side effects after fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment?

All side effects seen in lasers can be in fractional carbon dioxide laser applications. However, the rate of side effects is very low. Temporary or permanent staining (hyperpigmentation), areas of color bleaching (hypopigmentation), herpes infection, infection and attack, infection, scar and acne attacks may rarely seen.