Stimulates the proliferation of collagen in the tissue and promotes the reorganization of the dermal structure.
The CO2 fractional laser is based on the principle that the CO2 laser emits a super-pulsed laser with a wavelength of 10600nm, which is ultimately output in a fractional fashion. When the laser is applied to the skin, it is rapidly absorbed by the water molecules in the skin, producing a thermal effect that causes collagen contraction, directly stimulating collagen production and promoting dermal restructuring. The laser treatment is physical, without the addition of any drugs or efficacious products, so the side effects are minimum. The fractional laser emits a hair-thin matrix of dots that create numerous tiny wounds on parts of the skin that are invisible to the naked eye, and the laser reaches the dermis to stimulate collagen regeneration through the principle of destruction and reconstruction. In short, the damaged areas are destroyed and, after collagen regeneration, the dimpled pores are naturally filled in so that the unevenness of the skin caused by stretch marks can be improved.
During pregnancy, the belly gradually increases in size to accommodate the growth of the fetus, and the skin becomes thinner and thinner. The skin is made up of epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. When a mother’s abdomen is rapidly expanded during pregnancy, the epidermis and dermis generally have enough elasticity to match, but the subcutaneous tissue may not be able to keep up with the speed of skin expansion, and if the collagen fibres contained in the subcutaneous tissue break because they cannot withstand the expansion, the integrity of the skin will be destroyed and stretch marks will appear.
C-section scars are either transverse or straight, depending on the individual’s condition. The wound is usually about 15 cm, white or off-white in colour with a smooth and hard feeling when touching it. About 2-3 weeks after the surgical incision is scarred, the scar will begin to proliferate, become locally red, purple, harden and protrude from the surface skin, and in rare cases will gradually expand and worsen.
Fractional CO2 laser technology combines the power of traditional CO2 lasers with new technology that delivers laser energy in a small fractionated column. Once applied to the treatment area, the dispersed energy penetrates the skin’s surface and stimulates the body’s natural healing response, which begins to produce new collagen and elastin. Meanwhile, the surrounding healthy skin is not affected by the laser, thus increasing patient safety.
The fractional laser creates 50-120um micro-perforations in the skin, with a hole spacing of approximately 500um. These micro-perforations close within a day after treatment and are hard to see with naked eyes, with little bleeding or infection.
Compared to conventional lasers, fractional lasers can reach the dermis of the face and stimulate the repair of damaged parts of the dermis, resulting in the production of more collagen and the rearrangement of the dermis for skin rejuvenation.
The fractional laser treatment can be customized to suit individual needs. Of all the laser treatments, only the fractional laser can be used in a range of 5 to 100% of the treatment area and the results can be seen in a single treatment.
The fractional laser penetrates well into the skin’s dermis, stimulating dermal tissue repair in damaged areas and ensuring uniform laser coverage, avoiding overlapping of light spots, with less trauma and faster healing.
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