Fractional CO2 laser

Divided CO2 Laser

Thanks to the treatment by divided CO2 Laser, the Clinique du Lac offers you solutions to resurface your skin and soften the scars caused by acne or other benign lesions. You want to know more about this aesthetic medicine intervention really efficient and almost painless? We tell you everything you need to know about Divided CO2 Laser. 

What is divided CO2 laser CO2?

The CO2 lasers work by producing gas (CO2) through infrared radiation. They have been used for many years for surgical and dermatologic interventions or for aesthetic treatments. If the CO2 laser treatment for acne scars or wrinkles can be efficient this intervention leads to quite a long pause in your social life (15 days) and meticulous treatments. Furthermore, the face CO2 laser treatment creates redness that can last for months. 

Luckily, this technology evolved for its patients’ comfort. Nowadays, we use divided CO2 laser: a technology that revolutionized this kind of treatment. As opposed to traditional CO2 laser, the divided CO2 laser causes a less important cutaneous ablation, because it is partial, which makes the intervention shorter, less overbearing and avoids the social eviction for the patient. 

To succeed in treating the problem deeply and as soft as possible, the CO2 laser ray is simply divided in several micro-rays. This division lets the spaces of the skin intact (invisible with breast eyes) in between each zone touched by the micro-rays of the laser. These healthy zones have a big usefulness because they facilitate the cutaneous healing.

Divided CO2 Laser: practical information

Thanks to this new technology that softly applies the impacts, the divided CO2 laser:

  • Makes the treatment almost painless 
  • Allows a quick healing process (6 days)
  • Erases the socio-professional eviction period 

Thus, the divided CO2 laser sessions are done without anesthesia. An anesthetizing cream is simply applied on the treated zones for the patient’s comfort. Furthermore, the divided CO2 laser sessions usually last one hour and are almost painless. Consequently, they can be done at the Clinique du Lac in ambulatory allowing the patient to go back to their life once the intervention is finished. 

It is worth noting that the results can be visible from the first divided CO2 laser session. It is necessary to do multiple sessions to guarantee lasting results. Depending on the objective of the intervention (divided CO2 laser for stretch marks, wrinkles, acne…), the surgeons at Clinique du Lac can suggest 2 to 4 sessions. Each session is done every 4 to 6 weeks. 

Finally, some pathologies or states are counter-indicated for divided CO2 laser sessions: a tan that is too strong, light hypersensitivity or intake of medicine leading to light hypersensitivity… This is why before each intervention, the surgeons at Clinique du Lac take the time to examine you. This time with your practitioner allows you to share your expectations. It will help find the best protocol to fulfill them.

Divided CO2 Laser: objectives and principles

In aesthetic medicine, the treatments by divided CO2 Laser can notably act on:

  • The photo rejuvenating through a cutaneous resurfacing: fine lines, wrinkles, dilated pores, blurry complexion, creased low-cut neckline….
  • The acne scars
  • The benign lesions of the skin: beauty spots, warts…

The objective is to treat these skin disgraces via divided CO2 laser. Applied on the skin, the micro-rays of the laser create micro-wells. Thanks to the principle of the laser division, each micro-well is separated from the healthy skin zones, which favors the healing process. The micro-wells healing can stimulate the fibroblasts, the sells responsible for the renewal of collagen. New skin cells are then generated and lead to the cutaneous resurfacing and the disappearance of the different disgraces. 

Cost of one session of divided CO2 laser

At Clinique du Lac, the cost for one session of divided CO2 laser varies between 250 and 490 euros. It varies depending on the type of intervention and how big it is.