CO2 Skin Resurfacing Laser
Treating Acne Scars and wrinkles With CO2 Skin Resurfacing Laser In Singapore
Scars form when the skin does not heal well after an acne breakout. Severe acne, especially cystic acne, is likely to leave permanent indentation on the face. In serious cases, acne scarring can cause emotional distress and affect one’s self-esteem. This is why people who suffer from acne scarring tend to seek out effective acne scar treatments.
For the longest time, CO2 laser is perhaps the most common treatment for reducing acne scars. With the growing number of treatment modalities available in the market, it can be overwhelming to understand the different options and determine what is best to treat your acne scars.
Renew your skin with CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing in Singapore
What is CO2 laser?
At Radium, we offer SmartXide Punto. With personalised pulse shape selection, SmartXide Punto offers 4 available pulse shapes and Coolpeel mode to allow doctors to choose the right pulse to treat any skin condition. With proper customisation, SmartXide Punto allows minimal side effects and downtime by choosing the most suitable treatment mode for your skin type. Thanks to its uncompromised versatility, SmartXide can safely treat a wide range of skin conditions. From the most superficial (CoolPeel mode) to the more complex cases, such as deep scarring, surface pigmentation and deep wrinkles. It can also treat delicate areas such as the neck and eyelids with minimal discomfort.
Types of scars that respond well to CO2 lasers
Some scars such as smaller boxcar and icepick scars respond particularly well to CO2 lasers.
Disadvantages of CO2 laser treatment
DOWNTIME You may experience browning of the skin for about 5 to 7 days after a CO2 laser treatment. The reason why CO2 lasers work so well is because it ablates some part of the old skin to allow significant collagen regrowth. Other non-ablative lasers can also stimulate collagen without breaking the skin and hence enjoy less downtime than CO2 lasers. However, the amount of collagen stimulation is also less.
SIDE EFFECTS One of the most common side effects is the darkening of the skin, also known as Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH). If you choose to undergo CO2 laser treatment, proper post-treatment care is required to minimise side effects during the recovery period.
Application of CO2 laser makes a difference
It takes experience to strike a balance between delivering effective results and minimising adverse side effects. An experienced doctor will be able to adjust the power such as it provides optimal outcome for your skin.