Fractional CO2 Laser


Fractional CO2 Laser

SmartXide2 Fractional CO2 Laser

From $450/session

Illumia’s fractional CO2 laser is an ablative laser, meaning that it causes part of the skin to burn off in order for new collagen and new skin to grow.

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It is effective for skin rejuvenation as it improves fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and textural irregularities. It can treat acne scars or depressed skin scars.

For treatment of Acne Scars and Skin texture irregularities.

The use of a topical anaesthetic cream is required and will make the treatment comfortable for patients. After the numbing takes effect, you will not feel much discomfort.

Precise Peak Power and Pulse Shapes

New advances in CO2 lasers now allow providers to select the pulse shape and control the peak power of the laser beams precisely.

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Treatable Areas

  • Cheeks, Forehead, Chin
  • Nose
  • Neck
  • Eyelids

Recommended for

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Fractional Skin Resurfacing vs Traditional Skin Resurfacing

Illumia’s fractional CO2 laser is a smart system that can change its parameters to treat at superficial and delicate energy levels to deeper skin resurfacing levels. Aside from being able to select the treatment depth, new advances in CO2 technology also allows the provider to select the type of pulses that are fired. For example with Asiatic skin types which tend to be darker, the doctor can fire laser pulses in 2 successive phases, reducing thermal damage and allowing skin tissue to cool down between the 2 successive shots. This prevents severe skin bleeding and hence recovery times tend to be shorter and complications are minimised.

Traditional skin resurfacing treatments tend to be highly ablative, causing profound skin injury. This is characterised by intense skin redness and severe bleeding which requires a downtime of 5 to 7 days, and the need for antibiotic medication. Although the total number of sessions required might be lesser, traditional CO2 lasers have much higher risks of complications such as infection and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

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Fractional Skin Resurfacing vs Subcision

Subcision is a procedure used for treatment of depressed acne scars. It involves using a needle to break the fibres under the skin surface which causes it to be pulled down and hence “depressed”. While this method does give results, it is also painful and tedious. Fractional CO2 lasers are much more efficient and consistent for the treatment of depressed scars. The technology is now able to select the treatment depth, accomplishing what traditional subcision procedures were unable to.



Why choose Illumia Medical’s SmartXide2 Fractional CO2 Laser?

Illumia uses a CO2 laser called SmartXide2. It is a very special machine and one of the most advanced carbon dioxide lasers in the market. One of the biggest worries following laser resurfacing treatments is the fear of complications such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This typically happens when the skin is over traumatised and a response to produce more pigmentation is triggered, leading to skin that appears darker.

With Illumia’s CO2, the peak power can be controlled precisely and this greatly helps in minimising complications.

Price of SmartXide2 Fractional CO2 Laser

From $450/session

The cost of the CO2 laser treatment ranges from $800 to $1200, depending on the density of your skin condition, and the number of treatment sessions required. This is an all-inclusive price and includes a red LED light for enhanced healing and recovery if the doctor recommends it.


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