Fractional Lasers – Fraxel, CO2
Two types of fractional lasers are now in use:
- the more gentle, erbium-type fractional lasers, like the Fraxel (often called “non-ablative” by physicians), and
- the CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser systems.
In general, the Fraxel and similar lasers, such as the Fraxel Dual, are better for younger patients (under 50), mild to moderate acne scarring, and fine wrinkles. The CO2 systems are better for older patients, in situations like deeper wrinkles, deeper acne scarring, and other scars, as well as some skin tightening.
The fractionated CO2 lasers can treat more deeply, but they also require more downtime than the Fraxel. CO2 lasers create more heat in the skin during treatment. The light and heat help tighten the skin by producing millions of small laser wounds. As the skin heals, it tightens and texture improves. Thus Fraxel Laser or C02 Laser has caused a wound in the skin, and such procedures will benefit from good wound care practice.
Solution – Laser procedures will benefit greatly from the post treatment application of NeoGenesis Recovery. Used as a simple topical application once the skin has cooled from the Laser, NeoGenesis Recovery will reduce redness and irritation, enhance the effects of the procedure, and reduce the downtime. In addition, our Intensive Moisturizer can also be used twice daily to help moisten the skin and provide proper barrier function.