Obtaining perfectly smooth skin can be difficult to achieve, especially as you advance in the later stages of life. Around 33 percent of the population has acne scars, and fine lines along with wrinkles become more prominent in your 30s. These blemishes are natural results of collagen production slowing down, which is only worsened by environmental factors, like UV exposure. 

To reduce the signs of aging, laser treatments have become quite popular. Laser resurfacing procedures like Fraxel® CO2 can be a fantastic option for women and men looking to reduce skin imperfections and improve skin quality. Dr. Ostad offers Fraxel® CO2 treatments for anyone looking to obtain a more youthful appearance. Read on to find out more about the procedure. 

The Technology Behind Fraxel® CO2 Laser

Fraxel® CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure that is used to reduce different skin imperfections, as it triggers cell renewal. The treatment uses carbon dioxide laser-beam patterns, an advanced technology that targets correction below the skin’s surface. This procedure creates microscopic holes in your skin to start natural collagen production, which can help you attain a youthful glow. 

What makes this treatment so beneficial is that the fractional laser technology often leads to fewer side effects than other comparable procedures. The fractional laser is delivered in “fragments,” which means that only one portion of your skin should be affected at a time. After the procedure, the skin cells that are damaged by the laser will be naturally removed by the body, allowing the healthy cells underneath to come to the surface.

How Fraxel® CO2 Laser Can Help You

The Fraxel® CO2 laser can help rejuvenate your skin by reducing certain imperfections and triggering its healing process. Below, you can find information on how a session can help you:

  • It Reduces Wrinkles

Fraxel® CO2 laser gently heats your skin and creates microscopic damage in its layers. This process is not strong enough to leave any marks, but it can still trigger your body’s collagen production. This helps fill in your wrinkles so that you can achieve a more youthful look.

  • It Improves Skin Laxity

The older you get, the more your skin begins to lose volume, which causes the skin to sag and lose its firmness. Fraxel® CO2 laser improves elastin content in your skin – along with the new collagen production, this process leads to much firmer and more youthful skin. This procedure is especially effective in improving the presence of sunken cheeks or jowls.

  • It Reduces Scar Appearance

Acne breakouts often leave scars in the form of unsightly pits or discoloration on your skin. Fraxel® CO2 laser helps remove the excess pigmentation through the skin resurfacing process, and the new collagen can fill or repair the scar. This can help make acne scars less visible while improving the appearance of the scar.

  • It Repairs Skin Damage

External factors like UV light can lead to a series of side effects, such as sunspots or other types of discoloration. With Fraxel® CO2, you can remove the damaged layers, so you can enjoy a much smoother skin surface. Fraxel® CO2 can also treat various other skin conditions like rosacea. 

  • It Addresses Severe Skin Issues

Gentle cosmetic procedures are often not enough to reduce deeper scars and wrinkles. The Fraxel® CO2 technology can reach deeper into your skin, stimulating a response from the deepest layers. This can help peel off visible damage while reducing serious wrinkles and folds.

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Fraxel® CO2!

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves all the care and protection that it can get. This is where the CO2 laser can prove beneficial as it can reduce a variety of skin imperfections and offer a more rejuvenated appearance. 

Contact Dr. Ariel Ostad and set up an appointment for a Fraxel® CO2 procedure.

For more information about laser resurfacing and the Fraxel®CO2 procedure, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. As an alternative, you can fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you shortly.

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