Everything You Need To Know Before Getting A Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment

By: Julianne Jeyapragasam / September 25, 2020
Categories : Aesthetics

As we start ageing, the production of collagen in our body tends to slow down and it then leads to skin issues like wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars. The use of this Fractional CO2 Laser is technically to aid in the stimulation of your body’s natural repair process which then helps in the rebuilding of the lost collagen in your skin. Hence why Beauty Insider puts together an informative article for you regarding the Fractional CO2 Laser and everything you need to know before getting the treatment! 🤗

What is Fractional CO2 Laser?

Fractional CO2 Laser Machine

The Fractional CO2 Laser is a procedure used to treat your acne scars. This procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical. Also, with one of the longest wavelength of the laser, it is very effective in treated even the worse atrophic acne scars and even your uneven skin tone. Additionally, this laser procedure also helps in diminishing your wrinkles, visible pores and it also promotes new collagen production for the rejuvenation of your skin.

How does Fractional CO2 Laser work?

The Fractional CO2 Laser works by emitting a zone of tiny microthermal beams on your treated areas. There are thousands of beams with a diameter of your hair that will then penetrate into the deep layers of your skin, which then creates numerous microscopic thermal injury zones while sparing the surrounding tissue.

When the microscopic injury irritates your skin, the production of collagen will then commence, allowing the process for the skin to start repairing. The collagen production then forms new skin cells that help replace the older damaged skin. Hence, the skin will then experience more elasticity and suppleness, which would then result in you having a much younger-looking skin.

In a nutshell, this Fractional CO2 Laser will have both the injured targeted areas and the surrounding health tissue experience a better collagen production. Hence, allowing an overall rejuvenation of your skin.


What are the benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser?

  • Resurfaced skin for younger and better-looking skin
  • Effective treatment of acne scars
  • Improvement of skin tone, texture, size of pores, wrinkles and lines
  • Helps with the pigmentation of the skin
  • Encourages the production of collagen
  • Treat acne scars, ice pick scars, boxcar, rolling and hypertrophic scars
  • Non-abrasive, non-surgical, low downtime and no side effects

Who is suitable for?

The Fractional CO2 Laser procedure is suitable for those who have:

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Fine lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Anyone who wants to improve your skin rejuvenation without an invasive surgery
  • Those wanting to maintain collagen production on your skin

How long does each treatment take?

Usually, the Fractional CO2 Laser takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the condition of your treatment area.

Is it painful?

Before you can experience any sort of pain, a numbing cream will be applied onto the area before the procedure for about 20 to 30 minutes. This will then make the procedure a smooth sailing on as the level of discomfort will be minimal. However, you may feel a little pricking sensation, but it isn’t anything intolerable.

Is there a downtime?

Yes, there is. After each treatment, your skin will be feeling slightly red and warm, which will subside within 2-5 days. There will also be redness and scabs on your skin for a couple of days. Other than that, there will be no other side effects.

How soon can results be seen?

Source: Bestview Laser Beauty Equipment Manufacturer

After your Fractional CO2 Laser, you will experience some slight redness on your skin for about 5 to 7 days. When your skin has completely healed, you can then expect a much better, brighter and improved skin tone.

Over the course of the next few months, your skin will continually produce collagen to help in the improvisation of your scars and wrinkles.

How many sessions are needed?

This actually depends on an individual and how severe your scars actually are. However, normally, you will be needing a minimum of 3 to 5 sessions. Also, each treatment should be scheduled 3 to 4 weeks apart.

Can I pay with Medisave?

Sadly, you are unable to pay for acne scars treatment using Medisave. Both private and government clinics do not offer these benefits. However, you can claim it through your insurance.

What are some aftercare tips?

  • You should cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser for the first week after the treatment
  • Do not use exfoliators on your face
  • Apply the antibiotic cream provided for the first 3 days after the treatment
  • After washing your face, use a regenerating moisturising cream two times a day to aid with faster healing
  • Always apply sunblock from the second day after the treatment
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun for the first week
  • If there are scabs, avoid picking them as it can lead to the injury of your new skin

Where can I get a Fractional CO2 Laser done?

Sozo Aesthetic Clinic

When you’re thinking of getting yourself a Fractional CO2 Laser treatment, Sozo Aesthetic Clinic is one of your go-to aesthetic clinics. You will be in the safe hands of Dr Justin Boey who is the medical director at the clinic. Sozo Clinic’s aim is to create the best version of yourself and provide with you results that give you better skin with minimal downtime.

Not only that, they understand the life of being a busy individual and they take that into account into providing you with treatments that have a quick recovery. Get a stress-free and comfortable Fractional CO2 Laser treatment here at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic!

Location: 1 Raffles Place #05-12/13 One Raffles Place (Shopping Mall) Singapore 048616

Contact number: +65 96105102

For more information & to make a booking, click here

Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic

Established for the past 8 years now, Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic prides themselves in maintaining their standards to serve their clients with only the best of quality in beauty and wellness treatments. This is another clinic for you to consider when you’re thinking of getting rid of those stubborn acne scars with the Fractional CO2 Laser treatment.

Also, with Dr Fin at Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic, you’re assured to be in good hands as he is fully accredited in performing aesthetic procedures. Hence, book your appointment here today to get better and flawless-looking skin!

Location: 390 Orchard Rd, #03 – 01, Singapore 238871

Contact number: +65 63334566

For more information & to make a booking, click here