These days, it seems like everyone is looking for the best way to fight wrinkles. For many, a face lift is a very effective treatment, while others are reluctant about surgery.
Some people prefer Botox, while others are unsettled at the idea of using a toxin to eliminate wrinkles. There are many creams and gels that purport to stop wrinkles, but few if any show results.
The RF Fractional CO2 laser treatment is one method of wrinkle reduction and skin treatment that many people are beginning to turn toward. Safe, simple, and short, this procedure offers excellent results in approximately twenty to forty minutes.
RF Fractional CO2 laser treatment has many benefits.In addition to reducing wrinkles, it can also smooth scars, rejuvenate skin that has been damaged by the sun, and create an even skin tone by minimizing discolorations.
This brief procedure is done as an outpatient procedure and requires only local anesthesia, though some doctors and patients prefer the use of a mild sedative to eliminate anxiety. Patients who undergo the procedure are allowed to return home immediately after. The procedure itself involves placing carefully guided pulses of light on the skin to vaporize the top layer to a specific depth, revealing clear, healthy skin beneath.
After this brief procedure, patients can feel mild discomfort, compared to what is felt during mild sunburn. Patients are given a soothing ointment that alleviates the discomfort while sealing out air until the skin is completely healed.
A majority of patients report complete satisfaction with RF Fractional CO2 laser treatment. There are many benefits to this treatment. Patients typically appreciate the ease with which the procedure works to even out skin and skin tone on both face and neck skin.
Healing after the procedure is very rapid and requires only minimal care, with all redness subsiding within a week. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits for patients, however, is that goals can usually be achieved with only one to two treatments.
Unlike some procedures that must be done frequently or for prolonged periods of time to achieve results, Rf Fractional CO2 laser treatment provides patients with a fast and effective method of wrinkle reduction, scar removal and tone blending that is entirely non-invasive and free of injected toxins. While both face lifts and Botox have their merits, for some patients RF Fractional CO2 laser treatments are simply the ideal treatment for repairing and treating the skin.
Dr. Uddhav A. Patil
MS MCh (Plast. Surg.) MACPhleb