Fractional CO2 Laser
Price & Review Guide (2023)
Treats Ice pick, Boxcar, Rolling and Hypertrophic acne scars
Acne scar treatment from $398 onwards
Co2 Laser acne scars solution.
What is Fractional CO2 Laser?
Fractional CO2 Laser is a non-invasive & non-surgical acne scar laser. It is most effective for depressed atrophic acne scars and uneven skin tone. Other than those pestering acne scars, CO2 Laser is also effective to treat:
> Wrinkles & Enlarged Pores
> Uneven texture & Sagging Skin
> Promote new collagen to rejuvenate skin
CO2 laser has minimal downtime and produce noticeable results after 1 or 2 treatments. Each procedure involves treating only targeted skin’s surface, leaving untouched skin to aid in the regeneration process.
Effective acne scars treatment.
How does Fractional CO2 Laser work?
Fractional CO2 laser emits a zone of tiny micro thermal beams on the treated areas. Thousands of beams will penetrate into the skin creating microscopic thermal injury zones while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed.
The microscopic injury will stimulate collagen production allowing the skin to start repairing. The new collagen forms new skin cells to repair damaged skin. Concurrently, the skin will experience more elasticity & suppleness for younger looking skin.
Both targeted areas and surrounding healthy tissue will experience collagen production, allowing overall skin rejuvenation. This acne scar treatment has lesser downtime and side effects compared to fully ablative lasers.
Fractional CO2 Laser Singapore
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
|Treatment Time||20 – 30 mins|
|Recommended Sessions||4 – 6 sessions|
|Recommended Intervals||4 Weeks|
|Recovery Time||4 – 5 days|
Fractional CO2 Laser Reviews
As we age, the collagen production will slow down, causing fine line, wrinkles and acne scars. Fractional CO2 laser stimulates our body’s natural repair process to rebuild lost collagen in skin.
Fractionalized micro beams will create tiny openings on your skin and reach deep into the dermis to disrupt the fibrous tissue. These small areas of untreated skin promote a rapid recovery with less risk of complications.
The small areas treated by fractional micro beams, micro thermal treatment zones (MTZ) create sufficient laser injury to promote new collagen production and achieve facial skin rejuvenation.
MEDICALLY ADMINISTERED TREATMENT
TREAT ACNE SCARS
SAFE & EFFECTIVE
EVEN SKIN TONE
Where can Fractional CO2 Laser treat?
CO2 FRACTIONAL LASER MACHINE
Acne scars are permanent textural & indentations on the skin. The scars usually appear after severe acne.
CO2 laser Singapore can effectively treat atrophic acne scars such as rolling, boxcar & ice pick acne scars.
|CO2 Laser Acne Scars (From $398)
• Activates collagen production
Enlarged pores are usually caused by excess sebum. The accumulated sebum in the pores will cause it to lose elasticity, resulting in larger & visible pores.
CO2 laser Singapore will enhance the production of collagen allowing the skin to be more elastic and supple. Pores will begin to shirk due to the collagen production.
|CO2 Laser Pores Refinement (From $398)
• Activates collagen production
Due to dead skin cells and late nights, our skin will appear dull overtime. The lack of hydration from improper maintenance will form a layer of free radicals affecting the health of the skin.
Fractional CO2 laser Singapore delivers fractionalised lasers to "injured" the top layer of the skin, allowing new skin to grow. This result in a brightening effect on the skin.
|Skin Brightening (From $398)
• Smooth layer of skin
Similar to dull skin, the collagen production in our skin will decrease over time. The lack of collagen will result skin sagging.
|Skin Tightening (From $398)
• Tighten skin elasticity
Fractional CO2 Laser vs Q Switch Laser vs Pico Laser
|Type||Fractional CO2 Laser||Q-Switch Laser||Pico Laser|
|Pain Level||Mild Pain (2/5)||Mild Pain (2/5)||Mild Pain (2/5)|
|Down Time||5 – 7 Days||1 – 2 Days||1 – 2 Days|
|Price||$298 – $800||$50 – $400||$200 – $700|
|Laser Beam||1060nm Wave length||1064nm Wave length||1064nm Wave length|
|Main Capabilities||Acne Scar, Wrinkle, Skin Tightening & Pores Reduction||Pigmentation, Brown Spots, Skin Brightening & Tattoo Removal||Pigmentation, Brown Spots, Skin Brightening & Tattoo Removal|
Fractional CO2 Laser Reviews?
Is Fractional CO2 Laser the best for acne scars?
When it comes to acne scars, there is no one size fit all solution. All acne scars are different and different treatments can yield different results. As such, in Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic, Dr. Vijay prefers to use a combination of methods for a customised approach. Other considerations for acne scars treatment includes:
>Severity of the scars (Deeper scars require more treatments)
>Experience of Doctor (Skills of Doctor can yield different results)
>Reputation of Clinic (Reviews from customers on treatments)
Fractional CO2 Laser is very effective for atrophic scars. It is the most common acne scar treatment in the market simply because it shows results. However for deeper scars, Subcision will be more effective than CO2 laser.
Fractional CO2 Laser Side Effects
Because the CO2 laser process heats the skin, patients may experience some redness or swelling in the treated region. Some may even develop sores and scabs.
Although rare, side effects such as Erythema (Redness), Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and infection may occur.
However if you follow our post care tips from the doctors, the chances of rare side effects are very low.
CO2 Fractional Laser Before and After
Unfortunately CO2 fractional laser before and after cannot be publicly displayed due to MOH regulations.
After the laser treatment, there will be some redness on the face and little scabs will appear where the Micro Ablative Columns were formed. Results are not immediate as it takes time for new collagen to be produced.
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Difference between CO2 Laser & other acne scars treatment
CO2 Laser – Identify the scars
In order to decide the best treatment for acne scar, it is important to differentiate the types of scars. Simply, acne scars are categorised into two types:
- Atrophic Scars (Due to lack of collagen) – Rolling, Boxcar & Icepick scars
- Hypertrophic Scars (Net gain of Collagen) – Keloids
Over 90% of acne scars are atrophic acne scars. It can appear flat or sunken on the skin, appearing like a hole on the skin. Fractional CO2 laser is a very effective treatment for all atrophic scars, however treatments such as subcision will yield a slightly better results for Shallow rolling scars. It is important to let the doctor determine the type of scars in order to provide a customised treatments.
|Type||CO2 Laser||RF Micro Needling||Chemical Peel||Subcision||Dermal Fillers|
|Acne Scar Treatmen|
|Pain Level||Mild Pain (2/5)||Medium Pain (3.5/5)||Mild Pain (2/5)||Mild Pain (2.5/5)||Mild Pain (2/5)|
|Down Time||5 – 7 Days||3 – 5 Days||1 – 2 Days||4 – 10 Days||1 – 2 Days|
|Price||$298 – $800||$1000 – $2500||$98 – $350||$100 – $300||$200 – $700|
|Sessions Required||3 – 6 Sessions||1 – 3 Sessions||2 – 4 Sessions||2 – 4 Sessions||1 – 3 Session|
|Types of Acne Scars||Atrophic acne scar (Rolling, Boxcar, Icepick Acne Scar)||Atrophic acne scar (Rolling, Boxcar Acne Scar)||Atrophic acne scar (Icepick Acne Scar)||Atrophic acne scar (Shallow Rolling, Boxcar Acne Scar)||Most kinds of scars (Results temporary)|
Am I suitable for Fractional CO2 Laser?
Who is Fractional CO2 Laser for?
Male or female who wants to improve acne scars & skin rejuvenation without invasive surgery
Patients who wants to minimise enlarged pores on skin
Patients from late 20s onward looking to maintain collagen production on skin
Fractional CO2 Laser Downtime
After the treatment, there will be slight redness over the period of 5 – 7 days. When the skin is completely healed, you can expect a brighter and improved skin tone. Over the period of the next few month, the skin will continually produce collagen to improve scars & wrinkles. The end result would have an overall tightening effect.
After Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
It normally takes 1 to 2 weeks for your skin to recover after a CO2 laser treatment. During this period, your skin will be extremely sensitive. To aid in the healing and prevention of infection, follow the steps outlined below.
FAQs about Fractional CO2 Laser
Absolutely not. Fractional CO2 laser can be used to target neck, chest back & hands. It is an extremely effective treatment to remove warts and skin tags too. Active acne can appear on chest and neck too, often scars will be visible at the same areas. Always consult a license practitioner for the best treatment options.
Right after the laser treatment, our aestheticians will apply hydrating serum & SPF 50 sunblock on your face. *It is important to keep your skin hydrated (post laser serum) during the downtime period.
- Ensure you use a gentle cleanser for the first week after laser treatment. Please do not use exfoliate
- Ensure hydration. Moisturise face twice a day to keep skin hydrated
- Ensure daily Sunblock (SPF 50) . Ensure sunblock is applied twice a day if possible to protect from sun damage. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
- Avoid using skin products with acidic content (AHA, BHA) for 1 week or until the scabs fall off.
- Do not pick & irritate scabs. Use to soothing toner to cleanse face.
*For ladies: Light makeup can still be worn. It is still recommended not to have any makeup for maximum healing.
The only cons for fractional CO2 laser is the downtime after the treatment. The severity of acne scars will determine the aggressiveness of the laser which also affects the down time period. The usual skin healing will take approximately 7 – 14 days.
The pain level (2/5) is tolerable through the use of topical anaesthesia.
During the downtime period, you may experience redness, crusting, dryness & peeling in the affected areas, similar to being sun burnt. Other potential side effects may include but are not limited to: skin wound, infection and scarring, hypo and hyper-pigmentation. Our doctor will explain the possible side effects and risks during consultation.
Apart from the below, fractional CO2 laser can also treat Warts, Skin tags, Corns and more.
- Acne scars, Burn scars, Surgical scar)
- Pigmented Lesions
- Fine Wrinkles
- Enlarge Pores
- Uneven Skin Texture / Coloration
- Warts, Skin Tag, Corns, and more
There will be a short downtime of 3 to 4 days. Side effects are minimal and typically involve swelling and redness for a day of two. Make up can be applied when fine pinpoint micro-crusting develops on the treated area after the second day. Most patients are able to return to routine activities on the third day. Most importantly, avoid direct and prolonged exposure to sun light for approximately 2 weeks or more.
Our doctor will consult you on the optimum number of treatment sessions but depending on your skin, treatments are generally about 21 to 28 days apart apart and come up to a total of 4-5 treatments (subjected to individual’s condition).
After each session, your skin should progressively feel firmer and tighter.
Although you can see visible results from the first session, optimal improvement is usually viable in about 2 to 3 months as collagen remodelling and skin tightening continues. The longevity of results, as always, dependent on future ageing, the effect of gravity and sun exposure.
Furthermore, a healthy skincare routine consisting of facials and products will help you to maintain your glowing complexion as well.
Treatment is well tolerated and feels like a prickling sensation. A topical anesthetic ointment (numbing cream) will be applied prior to treatment to allay any discomfort.
Our experienced aestheticians will first cleanse your face. Thereafter, a numbing cream will be applied for approximately 15-20mins. The CO2 Fractional Laser will get to work to remove your problem. Depending on the severity of your acne scars/wrinkle/skin tone & fine lines, the treatment can take up to 45 – 60mins. We highly recommend an optional post-laser mask to increase the recovery period.
Large pores tend to appear on oily skin as the sebum and dirt collect, causing your skin to swell and pores to appear larger than usual. Individuals who tend to have oily skin often have large pores as well. Aging is another factor that causes large pores as the skin loses its elasticity, which may cause pores to look bigger.
The sun may also cause large pores to form as the skin thickens, resulting in additional skin cells forming around the edges of the pores which stretch them out. Laser energy micro beams are used to break down the tissue of the epidermis, after which new, healthy skin grows over the treatment area.
Similar to using deep chemical peels or ablative lasers, this new technology replicates the results without the discomfort or downtime caused by regular methods.
As your skin heals naturally, the new layer will appear glowing and much more radiant, leaving you feeling and looking younger. Make-up can be used immediately after the procedure and no visible wounds are left on your skin.
The main difference between Fractional Laser and traditional ablative laser is in the mode of delivery. Traditional ablative laser function with a moving beam which directly ablates the skin’s surface. The technology of Fractional CO2 laser uses a grid system by delivering micro grid beams allowing the outer skin to be largely intact.
These small areas of untreated skin promote a much more rapid recovery and healing with less risk of complications. The small areas treated by the fractional micro beams will be less sensitive to sun damage promoting new collagen production and achieve facial skin rejuvenation.
DISCLAIMER: Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic website provides general information about medical aesthetic treatments and procedures. It must be remembered that individual client’s circumstances may vary and each treatment may not be suitable for all.
Our website serves as basic information for clients and does not substitute a detailed and personal consultation with a practitioner.
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