There was one time when “Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing” was in fashion. Many doctors purchased CO2 Fractional lasers as advised by the laser dealers and started using it for Ace Scars and face resurfacing.
But as the time passed by, they realized that their patients are not getting any good results. Many complications were NOT TOLD to the patients. Patients used to see the Google reviews and few videos posted by doctors doing live Fractional co2 laser.
But in practical life truth was being different!
So lets find out why fractional co2 laser has gone out of fashion.
Ablative laser resurfacing can cause various side effects, including:
Redness, swelling and itching.
After ablative laser resurfacing, treated skin will be itchy, swollen and red.
Redness —the degree of which is related to the depth of resurfacing done — can be intense and might last for several months.
The aggravation of a previously existing skin condition, such as rosacea, can contribute to redness.
Applying thick creams and bandages to your face after treatment can worsen acne or cause you to temporarily develop tiny white bumps (milia) on treated skin.
Ablative laser resurfacing can lead to a bacterial, viral or fungal infection.
The most common infection is a flare-up of the herpes virus — the virus that causes cold sores. In most cases, the herpes virus is already present but dormant in the skin.
Changes in skin color
Ablative laser resurfacing can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common in people who have darker skin.
Topical retinoic acid or glycolic acid can help treat hyperpigmentation after the treated area has healed. Use of sunscreen during the healing process also is important.
Scarring. Ablative laser resurfacing poses a slight risk of scarring.
Turning of the eyelid (ectropion). Rarely, ablative laser resurfacing near the lower eyelid can cause the eyelid to turn out and expose the inner surface. Surgery is needed to correct the problem.
So what is the solution?
You should select the NON ABLATIVE LASERS for your face rejuvenation.