The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser for skin resurfacing, commonly used to treat wrinkles, discoloration, sun damage, age spots, and scars.Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Versus Micro Dermabrasion. Laser resurfacing is the most effective (and expensive) non-surgical skin rejuvenating procedure which is why I've yet to try it myself (my budget can only cope with microdermabrasion and the odd mild chemical peel; plus I'm not even sure I want to have laser treatment).
The Fraxel® is true fractional laser technology for advanced skin resurfacing results. Fractional resurfacing creates thousands of microscopic treatment zones per square centimeter stimulating repair and rejuvenation by inducing the skin's natural wound-healing response.
by Hadley, Skin Care Specialist at Zimmet Vein & Dermatology. I recently took the plunge into Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing (Active FX) and survived! As an aesthetician, I've experienced a variety of skin treatments but this was by far the most challenging and rewarding.
CO2 Laser is one of the most powerful and effective lasers for skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing. CO2 laser is known by many brand names such as Cortex, Fraxel, Fractional, ProFractional, eMax/eLaser Matrix, Pixel CO2, SmartXide, UltraPulse, Affirm CO2, eCO2 and more.