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Fractional Co2 Laser Treatment Skin Resurfacing In Malaysia

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment – Skin Resurfacing
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What is Fractional CO2 Laser?

Fractional CO2 laser is a treatment technique that is used for resurfacing skin as opposed to other resurfacing techniques like ablative laser or a chemical peel. The aim of the treatment is to aid in reducing irregularities in skin structure and texture such as wrinkles, fine lines, spots caused by sun damage, uneven coloration and scarring for acne. This treatment provides faster healing time when compared to ablative procedures.

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Who should use Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment?

This procedure is most suitable for people with medium to light skin tones who want to get rid of age-related wrinkles and sun damage spots. This procedure is also suitable for treatment of acne scars.

For those with darker skin tones, there is a higher risk that the healing process stimulated by the procedure will cause hyperpigmentation. This is a side effect where there will be dark spots produced on the skin. Other considerations include skin with history of scarring and difficult healing, previous use of Accutane and some conditions that affects immunity. Your doctor will advice the appropriate option for your skin.

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How does Fractional CO2 Laser work?

As the name suggests, fractional CO2 laser uses CO2 lasers to penetrate deep into the skin to promote skin healing while not causing damage to the upper layer of the skin called the epidermis. A fractional laser produces microbeams that creates thousand of very tiny columns that penetrate the outer layer of the skin epidermis through to the deeper layers of the dermis. These columns of heat damages the skin inside it and this triggers the healthy skin surrounding the columns to start the repair process by the body’s own healing mechanism. The skin heals from below and replaces the damaged skin above resulting in an improved complexion.The result is a more regular textured and tighter looking skin. This is opposed to ablative lasers that damage the epidermis to induce healing.

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Type of Fractional CO2 Laser – Deka Laser & Fraxel Laser

laser treatments for skin resurfacing can be categorised into ablative and fractional. Both employs the same principle of initiating skin repair by inducing damage via heat. The difference lies in the surface of which it affects.

Fractional laser treatments can also be differentiated by the products that are used to produce the laser. In fractional CO2 lasers, the gas used is carbon dioxide. Other type of lasers include erbium based fractional lasers.

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DEKA lasers use CO2 gas to produce laser

DEKA “remodeling” is the most intense laser treatment option. This is a resurfacing option for deeper wrinkles and textural problems. The micro-injury created during the treatment will stimulate collagen, resulting in smoother, stronger, tighter, and more even skin.

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Fraxel lasers employ erbium to produce laser

Fraxel laser precisely removes deep outer layers of damaged skin and stimulates the regeneration of healthy skin underneath. The CO2 treats fine to moderately deep wrinkles, photo damage, scarring, skin tone, texture, crepiness and laxity.

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FAQ & Questions.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions by you, answered by our doctors.

The advantage of a Fractional CO2 laser treatment is that results will be achieved with only a single treatment session. Results can be seen as early as one week and the maximum results usually between three to six months. Every individual’s skin is slightly different and hence, the response would be too. The advantage of this treatment is that is customisable with regards to how deep the lasers go. In general, the shallower the beam, the less the healing time and vice versa. In more complex cases, your doctor may recommend you undergo multiple shallow treatments as opposed to one deep treatment for the best results.

After the procedure, you should expect your skin to feel raw like a sunburn. After the treatment, you should not be going back to work for a few days. How long depends on the how deep the treatment went. For lighter treatments, should expect to clear three to five days off from work while for deeper treatments, expect five to seven days.

You will also be counselled on steps to take to care for your skin post-treatment by your doctor to ensure optimal healing. The general rule of thumb is to keep your skin moist and lubricated during the healing process. You should also protect yourself from exposure to ultraviolet(UV) rays by avoiding time outdoors in the initial phases of healing.

Fractional CO2 laser treatment is a very safe procedure. Complications and side effects with this procedure is very uncommon especially in the hands of experienced practitioners. Below are the list of the possible side effects.

Pain: These varies for everyone but the majority of people don’t report feeling any pain or only feel a minor discomfort. Prior to the procedure, a numbing cream will be applied to your face to counter this effect. Your doctor will assess the situation of the pain and may even suggest some local anaesthetic should it be deemed appropriate.

Redness: Some people may experience redness of the face that persists for a number of weeks.

Scarring: There is a very small chance of scarring and your doctor will ask with regards to your history of skin problems to determine if you are at risk of scarring.

Hyperpigmentation: As mentioned before, there is a higher risk of this happening in people with darker skin tones.

Infection: People who have weak immunity systems or take medications that weaken their immunity like chemotherapy are not advised for this procedure.

Be rest assured that your doctor will extensively assess the bnefits and risk of any procedure you undertake and will discuss them with you before proceeding.

Places in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia providing Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment

At Nexus clinic, our Aesthetic Doctors bring quality together with their experience. You can schedule an appointment for a consultation to address your needs and expectations.

Fractional CO2 laser treatment can be used for the variety of conditions listed below. Speak to a doctor to get advice if this is the treatment appropriate for you.

  • Wrinkels
  • Acne scars
  • Blotchy skin
  • Surgical or traumatic scar

The cost for fractional CO2 laser treatment may range from RM1200 upwards per session, dependent on treatment area.

Speak to us for individualized quotes and payment plans that are best suited to you.

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