Fraxel CO2 ‘Repair’ Laser Resurfacing is an effective skin resurfacing treatment designed to remove wrinkles, skin blemishes and sunspots while tightening the skin in a safer and more controlled manner than the earlier CO2 lasers.
When performed with optimum energy settings, you can dramatically rejuvenate your skin with a single laser resurfacing treatment!
Visible benefits include:
- Reduction in the number and depth of wrinkles
- Removal of the visible signs of sun damage
- Smoother skin tone and texture
- Improved skin tone
The Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic has extensive experience with the procedure dating back to the early CO2 Resurfacing Lasers in 1993.
To find out how Laser Resurfacing is actually done, click here.
Although some clinics offer this procedure within their own practices presumably by using low-energy settings to minimise discomfort. However, the degree of improvement can never be as striking as when higher energy settings are employed. But these higher energy settings would normally prove too painful for the patient without some form of effective pain relief. For this reason, we perform all our Laser Resurfacing procedures in hospital where we can provide our patients with the most effective level of resurfacing as totally pain-free procedures under anaesthesia administered by our Specialist Anaesthetist.
However, you don’t have to stay in hospital. You can return home 1-2 hours after your procedure but you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Rest assured, the recovery is pain-free and healing is usually complete by the 9th day.
Visit our Laser Resurfacing Page for more details and view the ‘before and afters‘ of patients who have had Laser Resurfacing with a CO2 Laser.