As a person ages, their collagen production begins to decline, which leads to a gradual breakdown of the skin’s underlying support structure. Daily exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and other elements can cause the skin to become discolored and premature wrinkles may start to show.
The Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser treatment eliminates fine wrinkles, acne scars and brown spots as well as tightening and rejuvenating the skin. Unlike older CO2 laser treatments, the Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser treatment only takes one visit for the majority of patients. This innovative treatment method can reverse early signs of facial aging and restore a fresh youthful look to your skin. Most patients say they look five to 10 years younger within one week of the procedure. These effects can last up to one year after treatment as long as good techniques in skin protection and an overall healthy skin care regimen are regularly practiced.
Resurfacing with the Matrix Fractional CO2 Laser
The innovative design of the Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser takes fractional CO2 resurfacing to new heights. The Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser optimizes traditional CO2 treatments by introducing micro ablative columns into the tissue. Because the laser beam has been fractionized, small areas of untreated skin will be left between the treated spots. This promotes rapid and long-term collagen remodeling while minimizing pain for the patient. It maximizes the convenience factor as well, since less time is typically spent in the doctor’s office. A Matrix laser procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes to perform. Results will continue to improve long after treatment as the collagen reforms itself.
The Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser is fast, effective and efficient. Each pulse of CO2 energy removes a column of tissue. As tissue removal occurs, deep heating stimulates and promotes collagen realignment. Treatments with the Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser will improve your skin’s strength and elasticity and will result in a smoother, tighter texture and pigmentation problems will begin to disappear.
The Matrix Fractional CO2 Laser Procedure
The sensations felt during the Matrix laser skin resurfacing treatment vary from patient to patient. Most patients will experience a warm, sharp feeling and a quick tightening of the skin. When the treatment is complete, many patients look and feel as if they have minor sunburn for up to one week afterward. Anesthetic and/or cooling treatments may be used to reduce any pain during and after the procedure.
There are a wide range of treatment options offered by the Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser. The treating physician has precise control over the settings including size, shape, density and duration, allowing the treatment to be tailored to the specific needs of each patient. All patients are not the same; therefore, the pulse duration is adjustable. This provides doctors with the ability to safely control the amount of skin vaporization. Unlike older CO2 treatments, which caused significant scarring and sores, fractional lasers leave surrounding tissue unaffected. This allows the skin to heal much more quickly and reduces recovery time considerably.
Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective procedure for almost any skin type but it is best for fair or light skin tones. All parts of the face age at the same time, therefore it is normal that the Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser treatment will typically be applied to the entire face and neck area at one time. However, a focus is often placed on the loose skin around the eyes, in order to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in this especially susceptible area. The Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser can also be applied to most areas of the body to achieve tightening and rejuvenation.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin, the Matrix™ Fractional CO2 Laser treatment may be the right choice for you. Long term results, in addition to minimal or no down time after treatment, make this the perfect solution for many patients who want a more youthful look.
To learn more about our Matrix CO2 Laser Treatments, please contact us at (212) 288-0060 today to schedule an appointment.