Laser skin resurfacing technology has advanced quite a lot in recent years—this technology has become far more effective and affordable than it was even 10 years ago. The medical community as well as patients have taken note of these developments, and thus this style of treatment is becoming rapidly more popular.
Over the course of a person’s lifetime, they’re not only subject to the natural ageing process, but are also exposed to the rigours of the environment. Given enough time, this will have a substantially negative impact on the skin, which begins to form lines, creases, and wrinkles. The skin may also develop irregularities in the pigmentation, often called “sun spots” from overexposure to the outdoors, or “age spots”, which are a result of the natural aging process. These spots can be aesthetically undesirable, as are the wrinkles that tend to crop up after the years have gone by.
As some patients have described it, laser skin resurfacing is an effective method to “turn back the clock” on your skin. Let’s explore how this procedure works and why it’s so effective at rejuvenating ageing skin for a more vibrant and youthful appearance.
Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing for Ageing Skin: Why is it so Effective?
A CO2 laser skin-resurfacing treatment involves the removal of the upper layers of the skin. This, as you would suspect, reveals the layers beneath. As this lower layer of skin hasn’t faced the environment, it’s typically much younger looking in general, softer, smoother, and free from sun spots, age spots, or other common skin problems, including acne and acne scarring. Therefore, this is a kind of treatment that has many different uses aside from aging skin, although it is an excellent solution to rejuvenate that.
There’s a difference between fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing and the traditional method of administering this kind of treatment laser. In the traditionally administered method, the CO2 laser is applied to all of a target area. This is effective, yes, but it can also prolong the healing process when compared to fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing as a technique.
What “fractional” means for this technique is that the laser is applied to only certain areas of the skin, referred to as columns. So one area of the skin will have the laser applied to it, and another will not. This gradated method of applying the laser leaves some of the original skin unaffected, which can substantially speed the recovery process.
Learn More About Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Since everyone has different skin—and a different anatomy in general—how and where a CO2 laser treatment can be applied will vary from one patient to another. Typically, this kind of treatment is administered to the face, but it may also be applied to the hands, chest, neck, and other areas of the body that need to have the skin corrected or enhanced. The best way to find out whether you’re a candidate for this common, increasingly popular treatment is to consult with a qualified medical practitioner such as Dr. Cory Torgerson.
The doctor has a laser treatment facility in Toronto, which has attracted not only residents of the city, but patients from all over Canada, the United States, and abroad. Dr. Torgerson is an award-winning plastic surgeon who has helped thousands of men and women with not only laser skin-resurfacing treatments, but also many other kinds of cosmetic treatments. To learn more and to take charge of your appearance today, dial (647) 343-0207 to schedule a consultation.