Fractional CO2 laser: facial rejuvenation

face marked by time is a very common reason for consultation in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Today, the fractional Co2 laser is the only real solution that allows obtaining skin rejuvenation with very simple consequences. At Skin Marceau , we use the lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser, the latest custom-made technology.

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What are the causes of facial aging?

The combination of several factors will contribute to the aging of the face :

  • The qualitative and quantitative alteration of hyaluronic acid , elastin and collagen
  • Loss of subcutaneous fat and displacement of volumes
  • Modification of cellular repair mechanisms

If skin aging is a completely natural phenomenon, various factors are likely to accelerate it: insufficient hydration , unbalanced sleep, unsuitable diet, pollution, excessive and unprotected exposure to the sun , smoking etc

Little by little, wrinkles and fine lines begin to appear, the pores dilate, the skin relaxes, the cheekbones sag, the jowls appear. Expression wrinkles will gradually make the eyes and expressions heavier.

What is a fractional CO2 laser?

Aesthetic medicine has relied for more than 25 years on the advantages of the CO2 laser . Today and thanks to technological advances, the fractional co2 laser is distinguished from traditional lasers by its high efficiency without the need for major social eviction.

The lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser uses a scanning scanner which will allow not to damage the surrounding skin and to obtain a perfectly targeted action. Multiple small laser beams will achieve a dotted abrasion, that is to say by creating microscopic wells.

Tissue repair phenomena with the intense production of collagen and elastin will be triggered.

How does laser facial rejuvenation work at Skin Marceau?

During your first consultation at Skin Marceau , an examination allows us to determine if the fractional laser represents the most appropriate solution.

Following the elimination of the contraindications to this technique, the protocol can be decided together. The number of lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser sessions varies depending on the current condition of your skin. Depending on your needs , the use of the CO2 laser differs. Indeed, the intensity of fractional laser skin resurfacing depends on the condition of your skin.

We laser treat different areas of the face , as well as the neck and décolleté . A laser resurfacing of the whole face is indicated when the skin slackening is global and advanced.

Before the start of the treatment, a local anesthetic can be applied to optimize your comfort. The session lasts up to 60 minutes, this depends on the surface to be treated. The laser shots can be felt as unpleasant and be accompanied by local heat

What are the contraindications to co2 laser facial rejuvenation?

Laser treatment is contraindicated if:

  • Tanned skin poses a risk of burns during laser treatment
  • An active skin infection is an absolute contraindication to fractional laser treatment.
  • Use of acne treatment with isotretinoin in the previous 12 to 24 months
  • Certain medications: photosensitizing drugs, anticoagulants
  • A history of hypertrophic or keloid scarring .
  • As a precaution: pregnant and/or breastfeeding women
  • An autoimmune disease

It is very important that you tell us all your medical history and medication taken so that we can advise you best.

What are the consequences of laser skin resurfacing?

The fractional laser allows much shorter and lighter sequences than conventional lasers. These depend on the setting parameters and thus on the intensity of the treatment.

Edema occurs during the first day and your skin is red and swollen. The application of healing cream quickly fades these symptoms. Crusts will then form and after the 4th day, the skin will peel It is possible to wear make-up the day after the session in order to camouflage these signs.

What are the results of laser treatment to rejuvenate the face?

Depending on the desired intensity, the skin resurfacing protocol varies.

If a light resurfacing is desired, 2 to 3 sessions with 1 month intervals are generally appropriate. For much greater results, you must plan a “heavier” session with a longer social eviction.

From the first session, the action of the laser will induce intense collagen changes which will put in place a new skin , ” re-smoothed “, toned and rejuvenated.

The results are gradually visible over the sessions and will be optimal at the end of healing.

Fractional laser resurfacing CO2 9

Male patient underwent CO2 fractional laser resurfacing for the removal of fine lines, wrinkles and overall tightening of the skin on her face. The after photo is 4 months after a single treatment.

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Female patient underwent CO2 fractional laser resurfacing for the removal of fine lines, wrinkles and overall tightening of the skin on her face. The after photo is 6 weeks after a single treatment.

Fractional laser resurfacing CO2 7

Female patient underwent CO2 fractional laser resurfacing for the removal of fine lines, wrinkles and overall tightening of the skin on her face. The after photo is 5 weeks after a single treatment.

Fractional laser resurfacing CO2 4

Female patient underwent CO2 fractional laser resurfacing for the removal of fine lines, wrinkles and overall tightening of the skin on her face. The after photo is 8 weeks after a single treatment.

Fractional laser resurfacing CO2 2

Female patient underwent CO2 fractional laser resurfacing for the removal of fine lines, wrinkles and overall tightening of the skin on her face. The after photo is 2 months after a single treatment.

Fractional laser resurfacing CO2

Female patient underwent CO2 fractional laser resurfacing for the removal of fine lines, pigmentation and overall tightening of the skin on her face. The after photo is 6 weeks after a single treatment.

Co2 laser facial rejuvenation prices at Skin Marceau

Prices differ depending on the exact area treated as well as the number of sessions needed:

Lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser rejuvenation
PERI ORAL 300 €
Hands 400 €
Full Face 700 €
Neck 400 €
Low-cut 450 €
Face + Neck 1000 €
Neck + neckline 800 €
Face + neck + neckline 1200 €
Facial Resurfacing - Ablative 1500 €
Upper or lower eyelids 400 € / session
4 eyelids 600 €