Fractional CO2 Lasers

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

Fractional CO2 resurfacing refers to the process of treating acne scarring, stretch marks, surgical scars, fine lines, and sun spots through the use of laser. The procedure is good at treating small parts of the skin because the pulses used target microscopic areas without affecting surrounding skin. It leads to faster healing with better results.

How the Procedure Works

Fractional CO2 resurfacing generates microscopic laser columns that penetrate deeper into the skin and stimulate the natural process of healing. The procedure leads to the production of collagen, a process that is known as collagenogenesis.

Examples of Fractional CO2 Lasers

•        Lutronic eCO2
•        Mixto
•        Candela Quadralase
•        Fraxel Repair
•        TotalFX
•        Pixel
•        Matrix

Which Method Does Dr. Bobby Buka Use?

Although there are many types of Fractional CO2 resurfacing, Dr. Bobby Buka from New York City specializes in Matrix Fractional CO2 laser because of its flexibility. The method makes it easy to customize treatment depending on the needs and circumstances of each patient.

Since the Matrix machine has six different spot sizes, Dr. Buka can set the energy to go deeper into the skin or reach the upper portions only. Its adjustable dwell time and power allows the delivery of energy either more or less aggressively depending on particular conditions and individual patients. This makes it ideal for treating any type of skin.

Matrix Fractional CO2 laser leads to greater collagenenesis because it results in more thermal damage even when used at relatively less aggressive levels. Its longer dwell time and adjustable power also leads to other haling and efficacy benefits.

For example, it results in less bruising, bleeding, swelling and post-treatment pain, thanks to the hypercoagulated tissue it creates. The tissue makes the procedure safe because decreased bleeding and oozing minimize the risk of infection following treatment.