People have been searching for the fountain of youth for ages and with new technologies and sciences emerging, it seems that people are getting ever closer to staying or at least looking as young as they could for the longest possible time. While there is yet to be a perfect elixir to help people stay young and vibrant, there are have been many recent breakthroughs and advances in anti-aging skin care that are worth paying attention to, among which is Fractional CO2 laser skin treatments or skin resurfacing.

Carbon Dioxide Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a treatment that combines the effectiveness of carbon dioxide lasers (which have been long believed to be the gold standard when it comes to wrinkle removal) with a new application technique (fractional laser resurfacing), promising powerful side effects while avoiding harsh side effects.

Specialists say that with fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, you are basically getting all the benefits of laser resurfacing without the long downtime and the horrendous complications. But how does this treatment work?

The skin’s natural aging process along with its exposure to pollution and the sun destroys collagen, which is the main protein that makes up connective tissues and keeps the skin plump and free of lines. Laser resurfacing introduces tiny beams of light energy to make tiny holes in the skin, thus expediting and accelerating the natural production of collagen in the body. What’s great about fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is that it does so while preventing damage to the top layer of the skin, thus offering the best results while ensuring minimal recovery time? Laser resurfacing isn’t cheap but it is quick and its effects can be expected to last as long as eight to ten years. Prepare for a downtime of about two to four days when choosing to have fractional CO2 laser treatment.

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