CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Your skin may be telling tales about you—your time as a smoker (lip lines), those years of sun worshipping (dry, rough skin, wrinkles, freckles and age spots) or just the natural aging process. Most of what you are seeing is likely related to sun and environmental damage to the skin.
But we have good news! Two revolutionary medical technologies with diverse approaches to skin resurfacing have merged their strengths: fractional laser technology and the CO2 laser. And at Storwick and Associates Dermatology & Laser Clinic, we are proud to provide this technology to our patients.
These two heavy-hitter beauty treatments are being combined to provide a resurfacing and rejuvenating treatment that goes deeper into the skin than many of the current conventional fractional laser treatments. This combination offers a safe treatment with considerably less social downtime and recovery than the traditional CO2 ablation laser.
A Scientific Approach to Effective Skin Rejuvenation
The DOT (Dermal Optic Thermolysis) CO2 system’s longer wavelength, combined with fractional laser technology, takes the treatment deeper into the dermis than current minimally ablative fractional treatments can. The inherent risks of the CO2 laser are reduced considerably by implementing the fractional delivery, while the fractional treatment results are improved.
The fractional scientific approach is based upon the body’s healing response to injury. The procedure creates thousands of tiny, microscopic laser wounds spaced in an even pattern across the skin, leaving areas of healthy untreated skin between them. The lower collagen producing layer of the dermis is stimulated to renew and repair skin.
The surface of the skin now contains only microscopic surface wounds. With the fractional treatment, the evidence of the ongoing healing and rebuilding process is more subtle, taking place deep in the dermis and leaving the protective epidermal covering much more intact. After about 7 days of appearing sun blistered, your facial skin will now gradually repair and rebuild itself from the inside outward. You are left with a fresh, thicker and more resilient layer of collagen. Over the next 3-6 months your skin will fill out more evenly, giving you a tighter, smoother and more uniform surface appearance.
Contact us at Storwick and Associates to learn more about this exciting combination of skin rejuvenation technologies. Call 403.286.0086 to schedule a consultation today!