CO2 Laser - Benefits, Pre and Post-Procedure Care, Treatment Cost
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Co2 Laser

Co2 Laser

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Fractional Co2 Laser

What is CO2 laser?

The carbon dioxide laser produces a specific wavelength of light in the mid-infrared spectrum (10600 nm). Hence, this allows its laser energy to be well absorbed in water. In fact, CO2 lasers are ideal for safe and precise ablation for certain kinds of skin concerns such as milia removal , acne scar treatment and removal of warts ,etc.

 

Worried about your skin condition? Get in touch with best of our skin specialists in Pune. For a skin treatment, book an appointment with our dermatologists near you +912071177333

Table of Contents

What Are The Benefits of CO2 Laser

How Does The Procedure Work?

How Is The Procedure Performed?

Contraindications

Pre and Post-Procedure Care

Side Effects

CO2 Laser Treatment Cost 

What Are The Benefits of CO2 Laser

Let’s check the benefits of CO2 laser for skin treatment.

  • Higher precision
  • Tissue selectivity
  • Lower costs
  • Versatility
  • Least invasive
  • Short downtime

How Does The Procedure Work?

The laser beam penetrates the superficial layers of skin, reaching the dermis. As a result, they create tiny microscopic areas of thermal damage, stimulating cell turnover and inducing new collagen production. Therefore, they help replace damaged skin with new cells. The carbon dioxide laser is a versatile laser used to treat various cutaneous lesions. It is unique since it can be used for resurfacing as well as excisional and incisional procedures. The procedure where we can use CO2 laser are:

  • Resurfacing of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged oil glands on the nose.
  • Raised birthmarks
  • Moles
  • Acne scars
  • Skin aging
  • Keloid and hypertrophic scars
  • Warts
  • Rhinophyma
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Burn scars

How Is The Procedure Performed?

Know how the procedure is done step by step of a CO2 laser.

  • Cleaning the area of treatment.
  • Applying a local anesthetic to it.
  • Then putting the eyeshield to protect the eyes of patients.
  • Treating each skin lesion individually with the laser.
  • The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes.
  • Lastly, sunscreen on the area or antibiotic cream depending on the lesion.

The treatment is simple like other skin treatments. Before undergoing the treatment its important for you to know how the process is done.

Contraindications

CO2 laser has contraindications such as:

  • The tendency of keloids or hypertrophic scars formation after a wound.
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior ionizing radiation to the treatment area.
  • Allergic reactions to certain chemicals or sun allergy.
  • Active bacterial or viral infection at the treatment site.
  • Connective tissue diseases.
  • Lastly, HIV or hepatitis C infections.

Pre and Post-Procedure Care

Care is really important, do take care of the skin.

  • Patients may take antibiotics and antiviral medications before as well as after the procedure.
  • Moreover, the treated area should be clean.
  • Dermatologists prescribe an ointment to improve skin healing faster.
  • cooling the area with cooling fans helps to reduce itching or stinging.
  • Also, strict sun protection is very important before and after the laser for 5-7 days. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every 3 hours and preferably 20 min before going out in sun .even need to use it at home as well.

Side Effects

The side effects depend on the skin condition, skin type, and sensitivity as well as the immune response of the patient. However, one can minimize them with pre and post-procedure care routines.

The side effects of CO2 laser as such are:

  • Persistent redness for 7-10 days
  • Hypopigmentation on treated areas
  • Hyperpigmentation

CO2 Laser Treatment Cost 

CO2 laser treatment cost depends on a range of factors. They include the type of severity of the skin condition. The cost increases further when you require an additional PRP treatment to foster better and quicker skin healing. A single session of CO2 laser treatment can cost around Rs. 3000 to Rs. 7000. The total treatment cost can be determined by the number of sessions you have to undergo.

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Carbon dioxide laser produces a specific wavelength of light in the mid-infrared spectrum (10600 nm). Hence, this allows its laser energy to be well absorbed by water in the skin tissue. In fact, CO2 lasers are ideal for safe and precise ablation for certain kinds of skin concerns such as milia removal , acne scar treatment and removal of warts ,etc.The laser beam penetrates the superficial layers of skin, reaching the dermis. As a result, they create tiny microscopic areas of thermal damage, stimulating cell turnover and inducing new collagen production. 

 

Worried about your skin condition? Get in touch with best of our skin specialists in Pune. For a skin treatment, book an appointment with our dermatologists near you +912071177333

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FAQs

- Is CO2 laser treatment safe?

CO2 laser treatment is a non-invasive treatment that involves the use of a laser made of CO2 to remove the outer layers of the damaged skin and helps to stimulate the collagen tissue. Carbon dioxide laser treatment is safe and effective laser treatment depending on the type of scar and how old the scar is. However, it requires expert and experienced dermatologist intervention. The treatment downtime is about 7 to 10 days depending on the case and condition. You must avoid excessive sun exposure to contribute to the treatment and prevent damage to the skin after the procedure.

- How long does it take to see results from a CO2 laser?

There's no particular timeframe within which you would see results. When it comes to CO2 laser treatment recovery time, every individual's response to the treatment is different. However, generally, you may expect the laser treatment to show results from a few weeks to up to five to six months. Another influencing factor includes the severity of the condition.

- How many sessions does a CO2 laser have?

The sessions of CO2 laser resurfacing vary with the severity of the case and those of the wrinkles. Light wrinkles may require a session or two. For deep ones, it may take three to five CO2 laser treatment sessions. The number of sessions for deep acne scars and with superficial ones are different.