Using CO2 Skin Resurfacing Laser Treatment to Heal Damaged Skin
You may think that acne only affects teenagers but your assumption can’t be further from the truth.
Adults do get acne. Some adults continue to suffer from bad skin well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. It is also possible for adults to get acne even though they never had acne breakout when they were young. Adult acne sufferers are common among women going through menopause.
There are several reasons that can lead to bad skin such as poor diet, environment, and stress levels at work and at home. In recent years, lifestyle and emotional reasons are becoming increasingly common for the cause of bad skin. Beyond puberty-related acne, there are many reasons which cause this aggravating skin condition.
GENETICS Studies show that the type of skin you have is dependent on your genes. If your parents, siblings or first degree relative suffer from acne breakout or have bad skin, you are likely to suffer from bad skin too. Even thought genetics play a very important role to determine your skin type, certain changes to your lifestyle can improve your skin tremendously.
POOR DIET With pollution, artificial flavourings and chemicals added to our food, it is no surprise that our body reacts adversely to these harmful ingredients by compromising our health and skin condition. In addition, there is also evidence to show the link between diary products and acne. Try to cut back on diary products if you want to have acne-free skin.
WEIGHT Researchers have found that people with higher BMI tend to have a higher chance of developing acne. There are very little studies to support this claim. However, researchers think that the observation could be largely due to the high fat and sugary food that these people eat. These junk food stimulate more oil production on the face and inflammatory response, ultimately leading to acne.
SMOKING It is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. What people don’t know is that smoking is also bad for your skin. Smoking can predispose you to developing grey, unattractive skin and premature development of fine lines and wrinkles. Premature aging is a real concern for regular smokers. They suffer from pigmentation, fine lines, dark eye circles, eye bags, and saggy skin – all of which are part of the natural aging process when the body loses its ability to produce collagen and elastin.
HORMONES Women have to go through hormonal fluctuations every month prior to and during their menstrual period. Hormonal changes can cause skin problems such as acne breakout and patchy skin.
Combination treatment to address damaged skin and acne scarring
CO2 LASER is a skin resurfacing treatment to precisely remove the outer layer of the damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin which is softer and smoother. CO2 laser is effective for treating skin with deep facial lines and wrinkles. It will also remove the top layer of the dead skin cells and stimulate the regeneration of healthy skin underneath.
At Radium Medical Aesthetics, the CO2 laser treatment features the patented Controlled Chaos Technology (CCT) to deliver each micro laser beam and by placing maximum distance between the sequential beams. It also eliminates cross thermal diffusion between adjacent Micro-Ablative Columns (MACs) to allow the tissue to maximize heat dissipation between shots for better safety with a faster healing time.
Skin Rebirth Program features eCO2 fractional laser resurfacing to provide the most intensive skin renewal for your skin. The eCO2 laser renews and rejuvenates the skin by removing a portion of your damaged skin. With minimal heat build-up, the treatment gives you maximal patient comfort, with the most effective results. With each progressive treatment, you will experience better and better skin, with improved acne scars, skin tone, texture and elasticity.
PDRN THERAPY is administered after CO2 laser to speed up the healing process and induce skin repair after the treatment. PDRN contains DNA extract of salmon. PDRN is a scientifically-proven compound for stimulating cell growth and generating new skin tissue.
SUBCISION SCAR TREATMENT The doctor may administer a specialty scar treatment on targeted scar tissue that are deeper and harder to treat with CO2 laser. Subcision scar treatment is best used on rolling scars and boxcar scars.
We end the treatment with LED light treatment to sooth the skin, reduce the redness, and promote healing, so that you can go back to your daily activities faster.
We understand that people are often not keen to opt for CO2 skin resurfacing laser because of the pain and the long downtime. By putting together a well-thought-out post-laser protocol, we aim to redefine new standards for carrying out skin resurfacing laser treatment with minimal downtime and discomfort.
Who is a suitable candidate for Skin Rebirth Program?
CO2 laser treatment is suitable for people who want to improve their overall skin texture. This is also suitable for people who want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles on their faces without undergoing botox and filler treatments. People with scars will also see visible improvement in the scars after one treatment.
What is the downtime associated with this program?
There will be some redness and possibly some swelling after the treatment. This may persist for up to 5 days. During the recovery period, extra care must be taken to avoid direct sunlight. Stay away from the sun as much as possible and apply moisturiser and sunscreen every few hours.
- Reduce appearance of uneven skin and scars
- Visible improvement in acne scars and surgical scars
- Visible improvement in skin texture and skin tone
- Reduce wrinkles and fine lines on aging skin
- Reduce appearance of dark spots and pigmentation
- Effectively reduce appearance of stretch marks
- Tighten loose, saggy skin