Fractional Ablative Laser (CO2)
The CO2 or carbon dioxide laser is one of the most powerful lasers available to rejuvenate the skin. It is able to address deep wrinkles, significant sun damage and severe scar damage.
In years past it was used in a fully ablative fashion to completely vaporize the top layer of skin of the treated area. Although results could be dramatic, the downtime and recovery were significant and challenging.
Today, we use the CO2 laser in a micro-ablative fashion, which means that only certain parts of the skin are treated. There is still some downtime; however, it is substantially less than a fully ablative procedure and the recovery is much easier.
At Eterna, we have achieved impressive results for our patients who have chosen the CO2 laser treatment. If you are interested, we invite you to schedule a complementary consultation to see if you are a candidate for this remarkable treatment.