With CO2 fractional laser resurfacing, we reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, acne scars, and sun spots. We do this with a specialized laser that treats microscopic columns of skin. (It’s similar to how aeration works on a lawn.) By removing these minuscule columns of skin, your body is tricked into thinking there has been an injury to the skin. In response, the body naturally floods the area with water, blood, and collagen to repair the microscopic columns. The result is a complete rejuvenation of your skin, literally from the inside out.
CO2 fractional laser resurfacing combines the effectiveness of traditional carbon dioxide lasers with a new application technique. Because only columns of the skin are removed, healing time is significantly less, and the risk of permanent lightening is reduced.
Collagen is the main protein of the connective tissue in your entire body—it’s found in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. It’s also what keeps your skin plump and wrinkle-free.
Collagen levels will naturally deplete over time, but the rate at which your levels deplete can be accelerated by certain behaviors, including: