Laser scar removal treatment, also known as laser skin resurfacing is a procedure to reduce scars. The most common causes leading to scars include scars from acne, chicken pox, injuries, burns and surgical scars.
Fractionated CO2 laser technique has the approval of the FDA and other regulatory bodies as it tricks the skin into rejuvenating itself. Laser beams are fractioned into columns or sometimes scattered using a laser that treats the affected area by laser beams of various sizes. The skin surrounding the affected area is left untouched to promote faster recovery.
Because of the pixilated technology, your skin will heal very quickly after the treatment because we are only creating tiny dots in the skin which are surrounded by normal tissue. Your skin will generate new collagen and continue to become firmer, tighter and more youthful in appearance over the next 1-3 months after treatment, scars (acne, trauma, stretch marks) become shallow, fainter and less visible with every session.
Getting that smooth, fresh, younger looking skin is much more achievable through Fractional CO2 laser treatment that can improve the appearance of surgical scars. It has the potential to improve tone and structure by treating smaller pores on the skin surface, removing unwanted brown spots and age-related wrinkles.
Fractional CO2 laser needs 2 to 6 sittings depending on severity of scars, spaced 3-4 weeks apart for almost permanent results. In this time period, you need to undergo 3 to 5 sessions as mandated by your dermatologist.