Everything about Carbon-Di-Oxide Laser Treatment To Treat Acne Scars

By Dr. Srilatha Trasi  |   July 06, 2017

Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing has emerged as an effective and non-surgical way to treat acne scars, birthmarks, moles and a host of other benign skin conditions. I recommended CO2 laser skin resurfacing to clients with issues such as fine lines, deep wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, raised skin lesions, etc. 
Here’s an overview to help you understand what Carbon dioxide laser treatment is all about.

carbon dioxide laser treatment 1. How does Carbon-di-oxide laser treatment work?
CO2 laser treatment works by removing the topmost layers of the skin to allow the skin underneath to resurface. The laser then penetrates the deeper layers of the skin and stimulates collagen production, which in turn repairs scarred and damaged skin. This is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure.

2. Who is a good candidate for CO2 laser treatment?
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Those with ageing skin, deep-set fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, birthmarks, moles, etc., will make good candidates for this form of laser therapy. Because this is a cosmetic procedure, it is only suited for benign skin conditions. CO2 laser for acne scars is one of the most sought after treatments

 

fractional laser resurfacing3. What is fractional laser skin resurfacing?
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing in one of the latest advancements in this type of treatment. The longer wavelength of the laser allows it to be effective for darker skin tones as well.

 

4. Are there any CO2 laser treatment side effects?
co2 laser treatment side effects

CO2 laser treatment is not necessarily free of side effects. Pain, redness, swelling and occasional wounds and infections are possible side effects. The most important thing to keep in mind is to go to a competent professional. The advanced technology cannot do much good if the professional is incompetent.

 

co2 laser treatment recovery time5. What is the CO2 laser treatment recovery time?
Depending on the type of treatment that you have opted for, it can take up to 7-10 days for the skin to heal. You will need to take care of your skin diligently during this period, and you may be advised rest for the initial 3-5 days after the treatment has been administered.

 

 

Dr. Srilatha Trasi

 

Author Bio :
Dr. Srilatha Trasi
MD DVD, DDV, FCPS


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(4) Comments

Sharan fernandes

Bad hair fall

reply   03 September, 2017

Jyoti

Pls tell me the cost of treatment

reply   02 October, 2017

Kareena

Mam mere face par acne ho rakhe h our red colour ke dhabbe bhi ho rakhe h m our pimples aate h phir chale jaate h bahut pain hota h m preshan ho gayi mam bahut jyada please koi solution btao mam ji

reply   13 June, 2018

Skin & hair academy

Hi kareena. i understand your concern. to treat acne and scars theres a non-surgical way called carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. read through our blog to know eveything about the treatment - https://www.skinandhairacademy.in/article/carbon-di-oxide-laser-treatment. also, make sure you visit your nearest dermatologist to take a proper treatment - https://www.skinandhairacademy.in/find-local-dermatologist

reply   13 June, 2018
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