Mediviron UOA Aesthetic Clinic provide Fractional CO2 Laser treatments for skin resurfacing, treating scars such as acne, operation or burn scars, strecth marks and removing fine wrinkles and lines.
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments
What is fractional laser skin treatment?
Fractional laser skin treatment is a new technology that successfully corrects many dermatological and cosmetic skin conditions, with increased comfort and minimal post-treatment pain and care. Fractional CO2 laser skin treatments give excellent results for skin resurfacing and when correcting skin conditions including scars, uneven, dull skin and fine lines.
|Before treatment photo: Laser resurfacing with Fractional CO2 Laser|
How do fractional laser skin treatments work?
Fractional laser skin treatments create areas of treated tissue surrounded by untreated, healthy tissue. Some fractional skin treatments create narrow, deep columns that extend through the epidermis into the dermis through an array of intense laser energy microbeams. These columns can either be “non-ablative” (the laser beams coagulate the affected tissue) or “ablative” (the laser beams vaporize the affected tissue). The body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace the columns of affected tissue – improving the skin condition being treated.
What do “non-ablative” and “ablative” mean? When is it appropriate to use each?
Non-ablative treatments coagulate epidermal and dermal tissue without removing tissue, and the body’s natural healing process then removes and replaces this coagulated tissue with healthy, new tissue.
Ablative treatments vaporize and remove epidermal and dermal tissue completely, allowing new, healthy tissue to fill in. Non-ablative treatments offer improvement for many skin conditions, with little to no “downtime,” although multiple treatments are generally required. Ablative treatments can provide a single-treatment solution for more pronounced skin conditions, though some amount of downtime typically will be experienced. Providing both types of treatments helps you and your patients balance the results they want to see versus how much downtime they want to experience.
|Before treatment photo: Skin becomes tighter and smoother|
What does “downtime” mean?
“Downtime” refers to the period of time following a laser treatment where patients may choose not to appear in public while their skin is still red or swollen. One of the key benefits of fractional laser treatments is that downtime is significantly minimized. For fractional non-ablative treatments, there is little to no downtime. Following the treatment, patients can resume normal activities immediately. For fractional ablative treatments, downtime may be as short as 4 days as compared to traditional full-surface ablative treatments which can result in weeks to months of downtime.
|Before treatment photo: Fractional CO2 also helps with reducing fine lines|
How do fractional laser skin treatments differ from traditional laser skin treatments?
Traditional full-surface ablative laser skin treatments are performed using a beam of intense laser energy that is passed over the entire skin surface to vaporize the entire top layer of skin. The damage to the tissue is extensive and takes significant time to heal and regrow a new top layer of skin (i.e., re-epithelialize the entire top layer of skin).
Fractional skin treatments deliver laser or high-powered light energy in a pattern. The fractional pattern leaves untreated areas of skin between the treated areas of skin. As these treated areas are much smaller than the surrounding healthy tissue, the healing time is significantly shortened.
Traditional full-surface ablative treatments deliver effective results but require significant downtime – patients experience a much longer healing process, and the risk of complications, including infection, is much greater. Fractional ablative treatments provide results as good as traditional ablative treatments, with far less downtime and risk.
|Before treatment photo: Superficial pigments can be reduced as well|
What are the benefits of fractional laser skin treatments?
Fractional laser skin treatments have three significant benefits as compared to traditional laser skin treatments:
Increased Comfort – The fractional array of microbeams does not cause bulk damage as traditional ablative treatments do but instead cause small areas of damage each surrounded by undamaged tissue. As a result, fractional treatments are a much gentler laser treatment. Many patients tolerate the treatment well without anesthesia; other patients may opt for a light topical anesthetic.
Increased Safety – Following a fractional ablative procedure, each tiny fractional column re-epithelializes (i.e., regrows the missing tissue and closes over) typically within one day. This minimizes the risk of scarring, infection, or long-term pigmentation changes.
Decreased Downtime – Depending on the type of procedure, most fractional patients can return to normal daily activities immediately.
What is “re-epithelialization” and why is it important for ablative procedures?
Re-epithelialization refers to the body’s natural process of wound healing. During re-epithelialization, intact stems cells create new cells that multiply, migrate, and cover over a wound in the skin – in this case, areas of tissue affected by a laser treatment. The fractional approach leaves the laser-affected areas surrounded by healthy cells which helps re-epithelialization happen quickly.
A rapid re-epithelialization helps reduce the chance of infection and minimize complications by quickly protecting the treated tissue while it continues to heal. The fractional approach to laser skin treatment results in re-epithelialization typically within one day, helping to minimize patient risk.
|Before treatment photo: We have patients coming in for stretch mark removal as well.|
Are fractional laser skin treatments comfortable?
Fractional laser skin treatments are far more comfortable than traditional laser treatments. Some patients have described the feeling following a non-ablative procedure as a mild “sting,” not unlike sunburn, that diminishes following the treatment. Ablative treatments typically require a light topical anesthetic before the procedure, and mild post-treatment pain management.
How many fractional laser skin treatments will you need?
The number of treatments necessary will depend on the condition being treated, and if it is an ablative or non-ablative procedure. It may take 6 non-ablative treatments to achieve the best results. Patients should consider how quick they would like to see results and how much downtime they are willing to experience when deciding on what type of treatments to have.
What should you expect after treatment?
Immediately following the treatment, skin may be mildly red (erythema). These effects are normal, and indicate a successful treatment. Any swelling typically subsides within a day, and most redness dissipates within a few days. As the redness and swelling subside, a tanned look t will become visible. The tanned appearance will fade over the next few days as new, healthy skin replaces the laser-treated tissue. The skin will be back to normal in less than a week.
What precautions should you follow after treatment?
To prevent complications, all patients should s follow their post-treatment care protocol. Post laser serum applied immediately post-treatment may soothe the treated skin. For 1-2 weeks following treatment, avoiding sun exposure is important. Use a sunscreen at least twice a day for the next 1 week.
How long will it take before you can go out in public, go to work, the gym, etc?
With a fractional non-ablative treatment, there’s little to no downtime – most patients may resume their daily activities immediately. You may use makeup or concealer after treatment if you wish to.
The treatment price for whole face Fractional CO2 treatment at RM1500. Need to attend 4 sessions to archive an excellent result. We also charge the same price per area of other body parts, such as abdomen, buttocks, both lower limbs or both upper limbs to remove stretch marks.
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