Scar Treatments c02

The fractional Co2 laser is a non-surgical treatment with minimal downtime for acne scars, fine wrinkles, and other skin concerns. It entails removing the damaged outer layer of skin, triggering collagen production, resulting in firmer, healthier, and younger-looking skin.

Conditions Treated

Co2 lasers can treat the following skin issues:

  • Uneven skin tone and surface

  • Deep wrinkles and fine lines

  • Scarring from acne and injuries

  • Skin damage from the sun

  • Birthmarks

  • Warts

  • Pores and oil glands

Laser Skin Resurfacing

  • There are two types of lasers used for this treatment.
  • Depending on your skin requirements, your skin specialist may recommend either ablative or non-ablative lasers.
  • Ablative lasers consist of Co2 laser and erbium laser.
  • Primarily, a Co2 laser can remove all the deep wrinkles and acne scars.
  • In comparison, non-ablative lasers are used for mostly acne-related problems.

Fractional Co2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

  • The newest laser skin resurfacing type uses a Carbon Dioxide (Co2) laser.
  • It removes the thin outer layers of skin with minimum damage.
  • These outer layers are ridden with various skin conditions.


  • The fractional Co2 laser starts with pixelating the Co2 laser beam into thousands of tiny lights.
  • The main process starts with Co2 lasers emitting continuous light beams into the damaged skin in a scanning pattern.
  • This action vaporizes the damaged skin by removing it layer after layer with precision.
  • The heat from the carbon dioxide laser will carefully remove the thin outer layer called the epidermis that are filled with acne scars, wrinkles, pores, etc..
  • A new layer is formed, replacing the old one with healthier and firmer skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

  • Available scar revision therapies depend on the type of scar, and range from topical creams for mild scarring, to grafting in the case of large, traumatic and burn scars.
  • Laser scar revision is an effective method for treating a wide range of scars that improves skin texture and pigment as well as functional aspects.
  • The result of fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing can significantly improve the appearance of the treated skin with raised hypertrophic scars making them more uniform.
  • Patients especially appreciate the laser’s ability to safely treat not only facial skin, but also other areas of the body.

How long does a CO2 laser treatment take?

The exact time depends on the area that is being treated; However, typically it takes two hours or less to complete.

How Effective is Co2 Laser Treatment?

Co2 is better at getting maximum results with just one session. It is probably the best treatment suited for advanced skin damage and deep wrinkling.