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North Carolina Plastic Surgeon - Face Lift Procedure
Fractional CO2 Laser
Remarkable Skin Rejevenation Results

The Treatment of choice for acne scars or signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and uneven pigmentation is Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Rejuvenation. The Fractional CO2 Laser is a revolutionary new treatment for skin rejuvenation that makes it possible for you to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post treatment down time. a single treatment can show significant improvement in skin texture and color while softening wrinkles.

How Fractional CO2 Treatment Works - The Fractional CO2 Laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy (each about the size of a hair) to the top and mid layers of the skin with minimal discomfort.
this results in:
  • Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin

  • softening of fine lines and wrinkles

  • removal of age and sunspots

  • new collagen production for up to six months following treatment
Fractional means that only a fraction of the skin surface is exposed to the laser beam, leaving untreated skin around each treated micro spot. this promotes fast natural healing and a short recovery time. the beneficial effects of the laser beam expands under the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production across the entire area. the innovative technology of the Fractional CO2 Laser minimizes discomfort during the treatment, so that for most patients a topical anesthetic is not even necessary.

Prior to Treatment
- Your doctor will discuss which areas of your skin will benefit from Fractional CO2 Laser treatments as well as the results you can expect. In most cases, Fractional CO2 Laser treatment can be safely performed on the face, neck, chest and hands. Usually, a single treatment produces satisfying results. If desired, a second treatment can be scheduled 8 weeks after the first.

The treatment- The Fractional CO2 Laser treatment is done in the comfort of your doctor's office. The areas to be treated are washed and the skin is dried prior to treatment. Although most patients do not require a topical anesthetic, your doctor will determine what is best for you and your treatment. During treatment you will feel a warm sensation on the skin. this is to be expected. Treatment time for a full face in approximately 25 minutes.

Post Treatment - You will have a slight burning sensation similar to sunburn, which last anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. your skin will show a fine pinpoint like pattern as a result of therapeutic beams.

Day 1-2
The fine pinpoint pattern will begin to disappear and the skin will have a tanned look. At this stage, makeup can be applied. Most patients return to their normal daily routine.

Day 3-4
The top layer of skin will begin to peel during normal washing, revealing new rejuvenated skin with improved color and texture.

Day 5-6
The peel will be complete in most cases. Avoid prolonged sun exposure for at least 3 months. Apply a moisturizing SPF 30 sun block every day.

You will see continued reduction of fine lines and wrinkles over the next 6 months as new collagen is produced.


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 828-268-0082, email us, or use our online request form.

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