Remove, attenuate or prevent facial wrinkles with CO2 laser

We treat wrinkles with fractional CO2 laser.

Depending on the degree of severity of the wrinkle and its age, we will use different parameters and propose a number of CO2 laser sessions.

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Patients ask us: Can a wrinkle be removed? It depends on the degree, age and location of the wrinkle.

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We propose a treatment to remove, attenuate or prevent wrinkles of the face activating the formation of new collagen and contracting the skin. Thus the wrinkle can be eliminated or attenuated and in very early cases it can be prevented from worsening.

Characteristics of the CO2 fractional laser technology

The CO2 laser is a fractional therapeutic laser indicated to treat wrinkles.

This laser treats the skin through a matrix of laser light points that vary in intensity, depending on the type of skin, the degree of the wrinkle and the desired treatment results.

The laser light acts on the epidermis and the dermis by heating the epidermis and collagen of the dermis at high temperatures. It results in a replacement of the epidermis and a denaturation of the old wrinkle collagen in the dermis, stimulating the formation of new, higher quality collagen to remove, attenuate or prevent the wrinkle treated.

Technologically, this laser for the treatment of wrinkles acts in a fractional way. That is, it produces microscopic acting columns in the skin (epidermis and dermis) leaving the tissue intact between the columns. Thus, the tissue of the columns will be renewed producing a new collagen and a more trophic epidermis aided by healthy surrounding tissue that promotes this repair. It is a natural process of the body itself replacing damaged collagen with new, healthy and shiny skin with less visible wrinkles.CO2 laser treatment to remove, attenuate or prevent wrinkles is customized since it goes with a computer that allows you to select the power with which you want to work, the depth and pulse time to act in superficial, intermediate layers and deep according to need.

To achieve the results one looks for in the treatment to remove, attenuate or prevent wrinkles, it usually takes several sessions. Dr. Adriana Ribé recommends a personalized treatment protocol after a precise skin diagnosis, which ranges from 1 to 2 sessions depending on the case. The exact number of sessions is personalized according to the degree of the wrinkle and the results that are expected to be obtained.

The laser treatment to remove, attenuate or prevent wrinkles requires applying anesthetic cream to prevent possible discomfort 1 hour before the session. At the end of the laser session for the treatment of wrinkles, the skin looks rosy and we notice a sensation of heat that disappears in a few hours. In the week following the treatment, punctate scabs, mild to moderate swelling and skin turnover appear and lasts 7-10 days. A social leave of 1 week is recommended.

Depending on the level of treatment, after the laser procedure to remove, attenuate or prevent wrinkles, the skin is red and swollen and we feel a sensation of heat that disappears in a few hours. In the week following the treatment, punctate scabs, mild to moderate swelling and skin turnover appear in 1 week. A social leave of 1 week is recommended.

After the laser treatment to remove, attenuate or prevent wrinkles, a healing or repairing cream is applied to the treated area for 1 week and an anti-inflammatory and antiviral preventive treatment (herpes virus) is prescribed. Analgesics can be taken without a prescription in the following days to relieve any discomfort. In 1 week the usual creams and a sun protection (SPF +50) are resumed.

The CO2 laser treatment to remove, attenuate or prevent wrinkles is a safe therapeutic option supported by a large number of investigations. Like all treatments, it should be done by a medical professional experienced in this technology and with a patient’s medical history to minimize the risk of any negative reaction.

The results of the treatment to remove, attenuate or prevent wrinkles are gradual. Within a few days the wrinkles are more attenuated and the skin is smoother, softer, brighter and with a more uniform tone.

Generally, a significant difference is observed in 1 treatment. If more than 1 session is done, in each session the results accumulate and the improvement increases. In addition, at the end of the sessions, the skin continues to improve for the next 3-6 months as new cells that have been activated continue to produce new collagen.

The duration of the results after laser treatment for wrinkles depends on the lifestyle, age, condition and skin care of each person. Occasionally, this CO2 laser treatment is combined with injection of botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid fillers.