How Does CO2 Fraxel Work?

Fractional carbon dioxide lasers have one of the longest wavelengths of all lasers, which means it can be used safely on a wide range of skin types, including darker skin. The system can be finely-adjusted to a variety of settings based on the skin type and needs of the individual client.

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A pulsing beam of precisely-targeted infrared light emitted by the system acts to break down into thousands of tiny bits of light, for deep penetration into the facial tissue layers. The pulsing beam takes only a millisecond, stimulating your skin to expel damaged skin cells, and generating new cells. Through the system’s carefully targeted fractional light, only a precisely targeted area of the skin is treated. The laser leaves surrounding healthy skin and tissue intact for rapid healing and fast recovery.

The CO2 Fraxel treats persistent wrinkles, creases, and lines by targeting the deepest layers of skin to stimulate the production of collagen. You will receive a topical and local anesthetic so you are comfortable during treatment. The procedure takes about an hour for a full-face treatment, after which you will be able to drive home and resume your daily activities. The sensation after your Los Angeles Fraxel treatment is like a sunburn, which lasts only a few hours before fading. There are typically no other side effects.

What Conditions Can Fraxel Treat

The CO2 Fraxel can be set to several precise levels of operation, making it ideal to treat a range of skin conditions. It’s skin-tightening effects may make it possible to avoid other more invasive treatments. The system treats a range of skin conditions, including:

  • Deep wrinkles
  • Fine lines and loose skin around the eyes
  • Fine lines around the upper and lower lips
  • Sun damage
  • Precancerous growths
  • Blotchiness
  • Drooping skin around eyes
  • Lines or creased brow
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Rough or uneven skin texture

In a follow-up appointment, your Beverly Hills Fraxel treatments can be enhanced with the use of BOTOX, Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra and other procedures, and could be one aspect of a combination of treatments to rejuvenate and restore facial appearance.

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CO2 Fraxel Results

CO2 Fraxel treatments are adjusted to meet the needs of the individual. The deeper the treatment, the more results can be achieved. However, deeper treatments will require a longer recovery period. After treatment, immediate results can be seen, but the full effect, and the natural restoration of collagen continues for up to six months.

The good news is that the results of this treatment are long-lasting. However, to maximize your gains, you will want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, diet, weight and exercise, and protect your skin with the most effective moisturizers, sunscreens, and cosmetics.

CO2 Fraxel: Transform and Restore Skin Quality

NassifMD® MedSpa delivers the highest standards in client care and experience, focusing on providing excellent results from our Los Angeles Fraxel treatments. We offer the safest and most advanced procedures available in the USA, many of which have been available in Europe for years or longer. Dr. Nassif, as a well-known and internationally renowned Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, is the medical director who oversees the quality and operations of every aspect of NassifMD® MedSpa. He hires only highly-skilled professionals, so you can be assured that your CO2 Fraxel treatment will meet his exacting standards of patient care and results.

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