CO2 Laser

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   WHAT IS IT ?
    Ablative lasers generate beams of coherent light that are absorbed by the body's tissue as energy. The energy is delivered through a narrow range of wavelengths, and in the target area, the energy causes temperature elevation which results in tissue evaporation or ablation. Ablative lasers effectively treat a broad range of skin conditions by removing all or part of the skin.
    The body's natural healing processes then replace the damaged skin with new and healthy tissue. Although several types of ablative lasers exist, differing mainly by wavelength, CO2 lasers have long been considered the industry’s ‘Gold Standard' for ablation, delivering an exceptional ratio between ablation and coagulation (heating tissue without evaporating it).
 

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Image showing how CO2 laser induces micro punctures and promotes rapid regeneration of new cells

   HOW DOES IT WORK ?
    CO2 lasers produce light at a 10,600nm wavelength, which is absorbed by water in the tissue. The laser energy heats up the water until it reaches a boiling point causing the evaporation of the affected tissue. Some heat is absorbed by tissue adjacent to the ablated target area, causing tissue coagulation which induces hemostasis (the cessation of bleeding) as well as thermal stimulation of deep skin layers, which induces fibroblast stimulation and neocollagenesis (the formation of new collagen).
    The laser beam can also be transmitted through a scanner which is a device used to further control the delivery of energy.  The scanner regulates the configuration of energy delivered onto the skin, which can range from covering the entire treatment area or just a fraction of it (leaving the areas in between untreated); (also referred to as fractional ablation). The overall effect of ablation and coagulation, either full or fractional, is the removal of skin and the stimulation of the body to replace it with newer, younger skin.

What conditions are treated with CO2 laser?

 
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Melanocytic nevus

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Melanocytic nevus

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Wart

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Seborrheic keratosis 

 
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Skin tag
 
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Epidermal inclusion cyst
 
 
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Sebaceous gland hyperplasia

 
 
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 Milia
 
 
                                                   
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Syringoma

 
   WHAT TO EXPECT ?
 
 

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    The wound after CO2 laser is smooth and very small. There are few flakes after treatment. Flakes will fall off naturally. After those flakes exfoliate, pink healthy skin will be revealed without scarring. Patients can back to normal routine immediately after treatment.

    If the treatment processed by a doctor who has experiences and expertise, most patients are often cured in the first treatment. Unless the deep mole, you may need to repeat few times to remove the roots out in order to avoid scarring.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.