Fractionated CO2 Laser

Duration:
10-45 min
Anesthesia:
Topical numbing cream
What to expect after:
Swelling, formation of small crusts, redness, depending on the intensity of the settings
Time off work:
2-3 days recommended, redness can be covered with make-up
Results:
Visible improvement after 6-8 weeks, long-term outcome not predictable

Fractionated CO2 Laser in Winterthur

During the course of life, our face is exposed to various stress factors that influence the structure, complexion and firmness of the skin. The fractional CO2 laser significantly reduces wrinkles, acne scars and wrinkles caused by UV damage. It also improves tone and texture of the skin. Moreover, by ablating and renewing the skin surface, pores will appear refined. At Vistaline, we only work with high-quality original laser equipment from certified manufacturers. Cheap copies from China, which are sometimes offered in cosmetics studios, can lead to considerable health risks and unsatisfactory results.

How does the fractionated C02 Laser work?

The principle of action is that the laser light is not applied over a large area as older generations of lasers did, but instead is distributed (fractionated) over many small tissue areas. For this reason, the skin can heal and renew much faster.

Which areas can be treated?

The most important application areas for fractionated CO2 laser treatments are acne scars, large pores and UV damaged skin with wrinkles. Due to their excellent safety profile, fractionated CO2 lasers can not only be used on the face but also provide excellent results in sensitive skin regions such as the neck, neckline and hands. The Co2 laser is also suitable for the treatment of certain warts.

Which skin types is the treatment for?

The fractionated CO2 laser treatment should only be carried out on lighter skin types (Fitzpatrick 1 to 2, and in some type 3). Direct sun exposure before and up to at least 6 weeks after treatment should be avoided.

Risks

During the consultation with our doctor, you will be informed in detail about pre- and post treatment care as well as possible risks and side effects. It’s important to avoid direct exposure to sunlight before and for at least 6 weeks after the treatment.