CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

CO2 fractional laser therapy is considered to be the skin care breakthrough of the decade. This state-of-the-art laser platform delivers results with the same effectiveness of traditional carbon dioxide lasers (considered the gold standard in skin resurfacing and wrinkle reduction) without the harsh side effects and downtime.  In other words, all the benefits of traditional Carbon Dioxide laser treatments are now available in a safer, less complicated, less invasive procedure from which patients recover in a fraction of the time.  The CO2 fractional laser is an effectual combination of beauty and convenience.

How does it work?Top San Antonio Boerne Dermatologist Fractional CO2 Before and After

Sun exposure, pollution, and natural aging collectively destroy the skin’s collagen supply.  Collagen is the main protein of the skin’s connective tissue providing elasticity, volume, and firmness to the skin.  The  CO2 fractional laser is an ablative approach where microscopic columns are bored into the surface of the skin.   These tiny columns are precisely engineered to reach an optimal effectiveness depth, which then promotes collagen formation and synthesis from the inside.  While this deeper process is going on, the skin’s surface is replaced with newer, fresher skin.  The result is smoother, firmer skin without the complications and downtime associated with traditional CO2 fractional laser treatments.

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Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing does this in a way that prevents damage to the top layer of skin, offering maximum results with minimal recovery time.  Only “fractions” of the skin are treated (hence the name), but this fractional approach stimulates activity in nearby untreated cells.  Effects are estimated to last an average of 10 years. Pigmentation loss is a risk for those with darker complexions, says the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.  Dr. Ghohestani or a qualified member of his team can meet with you to discuss your skin and whether you are a good candidate for fractional CO2 laser treatment.  To contact our office, please call us at (210) 698-6777 or send an email to

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