What is CO2 Fractional Rejuvenation?
The term fractional pertains to the method in which the laser light is transferred. Tiny pinpoints of laser light are used to deliver the laser to the surface of the skin in only a fraction of the area. Several hundred or thousands of pinpoints may be used per square ince, leaving healthy skin in between the ablated areas. This allows more rapid healing, and virtually no risk of permanent damage or long and painful recovery times.
How does it work?
The Select Scan removes skin very precisely, layer by layer, with continuous laser beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern with minimal time on tissue to precisely remove thin layers of skin with virtually no heat damage to the surrounding structures. When compared to a chemical peel, dermabrasion or other forms of laser treatment, laser allows the surgeon to customize the surgery not only for each patient but also to each area of the face.
What does it do?
The Select Scan treats wrinkles, sun damage, and age spots. Lasing (heating) the skin to a depth of 120 microns eliminates pinpoint bleeding allowing for rapid re-epithelialization so that your patients get back to their normal life within days of the procedure.
Simultaneously, by heating to the mid-dermis, fibroblasts, are stimulated to form new collagen and elastin helping to bring increased tightness and thickness to the skin.