Sellas Co2 is True Fractional laser using CiS-FI laser system and RF based Co2 with both stamp and moving fractional mode and has both conventional and fractional mode.
Co2 laser emits invisible far-infrared light at 10,600nm either in continuous wave(CW) or pulsed/superpulsed/ultrapulsed mode. The depth of penetration is appx 30um in the skin and 90% of it is selectively absorbed by tissue water.
What is CO2 laser?
The carbon dioxide laser produces a specific wavelength of light in the mid-infrared spectrum (10600 nm). Hence, this allows its laser energy to be well absorbed in water(chromophore). In fact, CO2 lasers are ideal for safe and precise ablation for all kinds of skin treatment such as for warts, milia, syringomas, acne scars, wrinkles etc.,
How does it work?
Co2 laser basically works on 3 main principals
What is Fractional CO2 Laser?
When the CO2 laser energy is spitted into thousands of tiny beams to leave the healthy skin in between the ablated area, it is called Fractional CO2 laser.
With Fractional co2 laser, multiple micro ablative channels are created into the skin which involved both the epidermis and the dermis which are surrounded by normal undamaged skin so that reepithelization could be achieved in 2–3 days, and wound healing could occur more rapidly under the protection of the new skin. This helps in collagen remodulation & improving structural irregularities in the skin like open pores, acne scars, anti-ageing. This treatment if combined with PRP can get best results for skin rejuvenation & acne scars.
Advantages of CO2 laser: the benefits of co2 laser for skin treatment.
Used in the treatment / removal of various skin lesions like:
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All these abovepapular or warty lesions can be treated with Liquid Nitrogen therapy (Cryotherapy) but this takes multiple sessions for complete removal & healing time is more. CO2 laser is most advanced laser treatment which cuts and vaporize the central portion of the till normal tissue architecture is seen. The co2 beam can be defocused to achieve immediate coagulation of the blood on the area.This is the fastest method removal of wart or any other skin lesions.
Advantages of CO2 over other machines: minimized charring with faster healing which increases patients compliance for treatment.
Extensive ablation may result in scarring. The treatment has to be done under the supervision of experienced dermatologist only in order to get the best possible results.
Role of the Fractional CO2 laser
Skin rejuvenation has recently become a hot topic. Everybody dreams to have rejuvenated skin. The fractional Co2 laser acts as a bridge between fully ablative & non-ablative lasers. It helps to stimulate new collagen beneath the skin layers. This helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles on the skin. This procedure can be combined with PRP to get best possible results.
Fractional co2 laser work well in treating Box scars, rolling acne scars. The individual scar can be targeted using this method of scar resurfacing.
With Fractional co2 laser, multiple micro ablative channels are created into the skin which involved both the epidermis and the dermis which are surrounded by normal undamaged skin. This laser helps to break collagen bands beneath the fibrous tissue of the scar & helps to form new collagen in order to lift the scar.
Redness, swelling, inflammation may occur on the skin, which gets settle down in 6 to 8 days. Strict photoprotection is advised in order to avoid PIH after the treatment.