“Until recently, there was no way to treat fine lines under the eyes in a painless and effective way. Today, we can achieve this and reveal the natural beauty of our face with the latest generation CO2 Fractional Laser”, says Dr. Sevasti Afantenou, Dermatologist – Venereologist and emphasizes “This innovative treatment is the most revolutionary laser regeneration method that modern Aesthetic Medicine has to offer as it reverses the signs of aging and renews the facial skin, restoring its lost radiance and youthfulness”.
The CO2 Fractional Laser claims its renaming to “Lifting without a scalpel” offering fast and impressive renewal of the tired face. It is one of the most effective tools in the hands of modern cosmetic dermatology, which can give spectacular results in such a short time and without any pain.
Most of us have wished we could slow down the signs of aging. Thanks to the revolutionary CO2 Fractional Laser anti-aging treatment, we can now reverse the signs of aging and look as young as we feel. It is one of the most widely used methods worldwide for skin reconstruction and facial rejuvenation.
The CO2 Fractional Laser is the only laser that performs substantial facial regeneration and collagen cell reconstruction, eliminating the signs of time. In addition to its ability to stimulate skin fibroblasts, it also removes damaged and aged cells. CO2 Fractional Laser treatment, also called Laser Skin Resurfacing, because of its ability to “give birth” to, essentially, new skin in the area.
At Cosmetic Derma Medicine, we have state-of-the-art CO2 Fractional Laser system which splits the laser beams into dozens of thin beams that selectively scan the entire surface of the skin. The powerful laser beam acts deep into the skin and removes aged cells. By its action, it “wakes up” the fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen and elastin, making our skin more radiant, youthful and firm.
The innovation of the CO2 Fractional Laser, compared to older CO2 Lasers, is based on the fact that we can act on specific points, instead of intervening on a larger surface area. The laser’s operation alters the structure of the tissue beneath the epidermis, creating an ideal environment for continuous collagen and elastin regeneration. Its advanced technology allows for personalized treatment, respecting the specificities and needs of each skin, as it allows the intensity, duration and depth of light penetration to be adjusted, making treatment possible even during the summer months.
Areas Of Application
The main areas where Fractional Laser is applied to the face and body are:
- The area around the eyes
- Acne scars
- Skin stretch marks
- Scars from trauma, surgery or burns
Treatment of acne scars
Acne scars and marks are the result of an inflammation on the surface of the skin. As cystic acne cysts grow, there is a risk of rupturing their wall. If this rupture occurs close to the surface of the skin then the damage caused is mild. However, if they rupture deeply in their wall, then their contents are expelled and the healthy skin tissue is destroyed. Our body, in order to cope with the damage and heal the wound, produces collagen and connective tissue leading to small or large scars.
The use of the CO2 Fractional Laser in the treatment of scars caused by acne is particularly successful. The duration and repeatability of the sessions depend on the extent of the problem and should be done every 3-4 weeks or so. Facial redness may last for a few hours and the use of sunscreen is considered necessary.
Over time, the skin becomes damaged and fine lines appear in the area around the eyes, mouth and also in the midface. At the same time, intense sunlight, especially in countries like Greece, causes the appearance of spots, freckles, melasma, and signs of aged skin. CO2 Fractional Laser can stop the appearance of such symptoms and give the appearance of a youthful and radiant face. Its advantages include the fact that it does not create a peeling skin, while it cleanses and soothes it.
The number of sessions depends on the extent of the problem and the treatment is repeated every 3-4 weeks or so. The redness of the skin may last for a few hours and the use of sunscreen is considered necessary.
Treatment of skin diseases
The surgical CO2 laser is a revolutionary method for treating skin conditions such as warts, papillomas and genital warts, as well as some types of moles. With the CO2 Fractional Laser, the experienced doctor practitioner vaporizes targeted tissue while achieving rapid healing.
Its use is particularly important in the treatment of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and by applying the focused CO2 Fractional Laser, many different strains of HPV that grow on the skin can be successfully treated.
Elimination of stretch marks
The red or white stretch marks that appear on the body of women, but also of many men, either due to sudden weight fluctuations or in women after pregnancy, can be treated with the use of CO2 Fractional Laser. Red stretch marks disappear completely after 6-7 sessions, while white stretch marks, which are more persistent, require about 8-10 sessions leading to a huge reduction. The results of the Laser are amazing, as it leaves no scars or marks and the skin is fully reconstructed.
For even more impressive stretch mark treatment results, Fractional Laser can also be combined with Autologous Mesotherapy.
Facial and body skin sagging is a problem that almost all women and men face. While there are many non-mechanical ways to treat sagging, none offer such immediate visible results. In the facial area, sagging is the early sign of aging and fractional laser produces impressive results. Sagging in areas such as the abdomen, arms or buttocks is noticeably reduced and the characteristic “orange texture” that indicates the presence of cellulite is greatly improved.
The fractional laser sessions required for skin tightening are usually 8-10 and excellent results are achieved when combined with Autologous Mesotherapy.
Before – After Results
CO2 Fractional Laser achieves:
- Facial regeneration, tightening and smoothing of the skin
- Elimination of scars
- Glow of the skin
- Reduction of spots – freckles
- Reduction of the width of skin pores
- Visibly younger looking skin
Total Plasma Lift
To achieve even better results, CO2 Fractional Laser can be combined with Autologous Mesotherapy, which utilizes the regenerative properties of the activated platelets of our blood, accelerating and increasing the rate of skin regeneration. The impressive results of the treatment make it the ideal choice for those who want a completely non-invasive method of facial regeneration that will painlessly, easily and quickly provide a younger-looking skin.
Fractional Laser CO2
Is CO2 Fractional Laser the ideal treatment for me?
The proven effectiveness of the method makes it an ideal choice for men and women of all ages who are looking for:
- Facial Regeneration
- Facial Firming
- Wrinkle Treatment
- Correction of Photo-Aging
- Treatment of spots and wrinkles
- Stretch marks treatment
- Treatment of Spots & Blemishes
- Treatment of Acne Scars
- Treatment of Scars & Scars from Trauma, Burns or Surgery
What can I expect after the CO2 Fractional Laser treatment?
This is a simple, painless, fast and side-effect-free treatment, allowing the patient to return to daily activities immediately. The results are immediately visible and improve day by day. From the very first session, the skin is more youthful and radiant.
After the completion of each session, temporary erythema may occur which subsides within the next 24-48 hours. After the treatment, the use of sunscreen is recommended, as well as the application of a regenerating cream.
Is CO2 Fractional Laser treatment safe?
CO2 Laser technology has been used in medicine for over 4 decades. It is completely safe and painless and has the effectiveness of surgical lifting, but without its side effects such as scarring, pain and recovery time.
Are there any side effects after CO2 Fractional Laser treatment?
CO2 Fractional Laser technology eliminates the risk of side effects. In fact, it is an approved treatment by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mild redness and swelling of the area are not excluded, which is completely reversible and resolves within 1-2 days.
Why should I choose Cosmetic Derma Medicine for CO2 Fractional Laser treatment?
Cosmetic Derma Medicine has the latest generation and most effective CO2 Fractional Laser. The treatment is performed exclusively by the clinic’s medical team – Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons -, ensuring the best possible results.
Thousands of applications are performed in the clinic every year and seminars and workshops are organized for the training of new doctors, which attract scientists from Greece and abroad.