Laser Scar Removal
What is fractional CO2 laser treatment for acne scars?
Fractional CO2 laser treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of acne scars. It works by using a laser to create tiny, precise wounds on the skin. As the wounds heal, new collagen is produced, which helps to smooth out the appearance of scars.
Who is a candidate for fractional CO2 laser treatment for acne scars?
Fractional CO2 laser treatment is generally safe for most skin types, although people with darker skin may be at higher risk for side effects such as hyperpigmentation. It is best suited for individuals who have mild to moderate acne scars, as well as those who have good overall skin health.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Before the treatment, your provider will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. During the treatment, the laser handpiece will be passed over the treatment area, delivering laser energy to the skin. The treatment typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Is the treatment painful?
Most people experience mild to moderate discomfort during the treatment, which can be managed with the use of a numbing cream. Some people may also feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. After the treatment, you may experience some swelling and redness, which should resolve within a few days.
How long does it take to see results from fractional CO2 laser treatment for acne scars?
You may see some improvement in the appearance of your acne scars immediately after the treatment, but the full results of the treatment may not be visible for several weeks or months. As the skin heals, new collagen is produced, which can help to smooth out the appearance of scars.
Are there any potential side effects of fractional CO2 laser treatment for acne scars?
Some potential side effects of fractional CO2 laser treatment for acne scars include swelling, redness, and tenderness in the treatment area. These side effects are generally mild and should resolve within a few days. Other potential side effects include infection, hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin), and scarring.
How many treatments are needed for optimal results?
The number of treatments needed for optimal results can vary depending on the severity of your acne scars and your desired results. Most people will see significant improvement with just one treatment, although some may need additional treatments to achieve their desired results.
Is fractional CO2 laser treatment for acne scars permanent?
Fractional CO2 laser treatment can improve the appearance of acne scars, but it is not a permanent solution. The effects of the treatment can last for several months to a few years, depending on a variety of factors such as your skin type, age, and lifestyle. To maintain the results of the treatment, you may need to undergo maintenance treatments regularly.
What can I do to maximize the results of my treatment?
There are several things you can do to maximize the results of your fractional CO2 laser treatment for acne scars:
Follow your provider's aftercare instructions carefully, including avoiding sun exposure and using sun protection.
Avoid picking at or scratching the treatment area, as this can disrupt the healing process and increase the risk of scarring.
Use gentle skincare products and avoid harsh or abrasive cleansers and exfoliants.
Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water to promote healthy skin healing.
Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, as these habits can negatively affect the healing process.
What is the cost of a Fractional Co2 laser for an acne scar?
The cost of a fractional CO2 laser for acne scars at Monaris skin clinic starts from Rs 5000 per session. Treatment costs may vary from the area treated to, the number of sessions. You can ask for treatment packages to save costs.
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