Fractional CO2 Laser

Fractional CO2 Laser helps treat skin imperfections, as it can be opted for to reduce wrinkles, enlarged pores, or dull skin. It helps to break down the skin tissues and allow new skin to grow over the treatment area. 

The Fractional CO2 Laser treatment is suitable for those with advanced signs of skin damage. With the use of fractional carbon dioxide laser, it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, promote smoother and more even skin texture, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, and correct the signs of advanced ageing.

The Fractional CO2 Laser System

Fractional CO2 Laser is a therapy treatment that facilitates the growth of skin tissues. This procedure allows the skin to heal much faster, providing more effective results. The laser treatment reduces wrinkles through the stimulation of collagen, which plumps up the skin naturally.

The laser passes light down to the deeper layers of the skin, causing controlled damage to the cells and helps trigger the skin’s natural healing process. This then allows the cells to be trained to grow back stronger, firmer, and faster. Giving way to smoother, tighter, and evenly toned skin.

The effects of the Fractional CO2 Laser treatment is similar to deep chemical peels and ablative lasers but without the downtime or discomfort as the other treatments mentioned.

Benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser

  • Improves skin texture and minimizes open pores
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and stretch marks
  • Rejuvenates, brightens, and tightens skin
  • Regeneration of collagen, removes skin tags, oilseeds, and moles

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Duration

  • Depends on the treated area.
  • You may feel a slight burning sensation and swelling for 2 to 3 days after treatment.
  • Advisable to repeat treatment every 3 or 4 weeks until the expected result is achieved, or as maintenance.

Downtime for Fractional CO2 Laser

  • Redness may occur in the treated area and usually subsides between 5 and 7 days. A slight burning sensation may be felt throughout the downtime period.


1. What can I expect during and after Fractional CO2 Laser treatment?

Before the treatment, topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to help provide comfortable treatment. During the treatment, patients might feel a mild stinging sensation. Immediately after, the skin feels warm and appears red for a few hours. Scab formation will take over for the next few days, may last up to 5 days.

2. What can I do and cannot do after Fractional CO2 Laser treatment?

Apply moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated as well as apply sunblock with SPF 30 and above during day time. It is best to AVOID any skincare with peeling agents such as AHA, BHA, etc. If possible, avoid long sun exposure for a faster recovery.

3. How many sessions of treatment do I need?

This depends on your skin condition. Noticeable results can be seen even after the first session. Normally, the doctor will recommend 4-6 treatments, once a month.