Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency
What is a Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency?
Fractional CO2 laser with radiofrequency is a laser system that is applied to acne scars on your face, spots, fine lines or pores forming on the cheeks with aging, rough appearance of the skin, colorless moles, warts, dull and lifeless skin structures.
With Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency, the marks on your skin are reduced, pockmarks are removed, skin structure is tightened, and spots, moles, and warts are treated. Furthermore, as a long-term bonus your skin is being restructured. Your regenerated skin is more tense and tight.
What are the treatments that can be carried out with Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency?
1- Reduction of acne traces and scars 2- Reduction of deep lines3- Refines skin with large pores and rough appearance4- Reduces superficial discoloration caused by sunspots, age spots, and postpartum spots 5- Reduces fine lines6-Treats congenital or subsequently formed colorless moles, warts, keratoses
What is a Fractional CO2 Laser System with Radiofrequency?
Fractional means ’Hole’. It is a word that has passed from the arms industry to aesthetics. The laser is not applied to all the skin that is targeted with the fractional CO2 laser with radiofrequency. Many laser point shots are established in the targeted area while solid skin is left between these shots.
The goal is to accelerate healing while maintaining the same effect. The diameter of each point laser is 120 micrometers. It is almost half the size of human hair. Therefore, these laser shots are called ‘microscopic treatment areas’.
What is radiofrequency?Radiofrequency devices have two electrode tips touching the treated area. An electron movement is produced under the skin between these two tips to generate electrical energy. This electron movement creates heat as it passes through high-resistance tissues.
The resulting heat is controlled depending on the energy. The distance between the two electrodes determines the depth of the electrical movement. Collagen-producing fibroblast cells in deep dermal tissues are stimulated by the effect of heat generated under the skin.
Furthermore, cell metabolism is accelerated and blood circulation increases in the region. Bipolar radiofrequency is used to increase the amount of collagen in deep subcutaneous connective tissue and consequently recovery and tightening of the skin. A synergistic effect occurs after laser and radiofrequency are applied consecutively.
What are the pluses of a Fractional CO2 Laser System with Radiofrequency compared to a Normal Fractional CO2 Laser?
Radiofrequency-free fractional carbon dioxide lasers only change the surface properties of the skin. In other words reduce fine lines, spots, and roughened appearance. However, the effect on deep subcutaneous tissues is minimal.
Fractional CO2 lasers with radiofrequency not only change the skin surface but also incur tightening and recovery in deep tissues due to the effects on deep subcutaneous connective tissue. It has the impact of a non-surgical facelift.
What happens before and after the Fractional CO2 Laser System with Radiofrequency application?
The patient should stay away from the sun and solarium for 1 month before the application. Since drugs that prevent blood clotting (aspirin, heparin …) will cause healing problems in the skin, drugs containing retinoids (isotretinoin, tretinoin, etretinate, acitretin, arotinoid-containing drugs – Tretin, Acnelyse, Differin, Roaccutane, Zoretanin, etc.), should not be taken during the application because they cause sensitivity.
The doctor must be informed if the skin has undergone an abrasive dermabrasion, peeling treatment, or face lift before the application. If the patient has a history of herpes (herpes) in the past, it is necessary to start an antiviral drug (like Zovirax tab) without interruption.
How many types of fractional lasers are there? There are two main types of fractional lasers: Non-ablative or non-peeling fractional lasers (Er: Glass, Nd: YAG) and Ablative or peeling fractional lasers (Er: YAG, CO2)
The first fractional lasers were manufactured as Er: Glass systems. Since the laser beam in these lasers that pass through the lens does not pass through some points, the laser beam is not sent to the entire skin area leaving areas in the applied skin area that do not receive laser beams. Furthermore, instead of being an ablative (peeling) system, this system is non-ablative and affects the collagen fibers underneath the skin without peeling it.
However, thanks to the laser philosophy used in nonablative systems, a new era has been opened in skin renewal applications. Subsequently, Er: YAG system devices with fractional laser properties were manufactured and started to be used. The ablative effect was combined with fractional application in this system.
A fractional CO2 Laser with radio frequency was produced as the last link of these developments. SmartXIDE DOT is the most advanced Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency. It is currently the most professional ablative laser skin renewal system.
Thanks to the fractional application of the CO2 laser, the good properties of the Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency are reinforced and the side effects are minimized.
Does a Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency make an impact in a single session?
Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency application is a single session, but skin with deep scars and pockmarks may require a few more sessions. It has taken the place of classical type laser applications in skin rejuvenation, correcting pockmarks and acne scars, correcting skin structure as well as complaints such as mole and wart removal.
What is the difference between fractional CO2 laser with radiofrequency and all other treatments in skin rejuvenation?
After fractional co2 laser with radiofrequency application, a 30% shortening of subcutaneous collagen fibers occurs suddenly and manifests as tautening of the skin. In Er: YAG systems, the shortening of collagen fibers and tautening of the skin is too minimal to be compared with CO2 lasers.
Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency peels the skin of the patient down to 10-400 micrometers according to the patient’s needs. (In Er: YAG lasers, this peeling is between 2-50 micrometers).
Thanks to these differences, the CO2 laser is one of the laser skin peeling applications that maintains its position. Fractional Co2 Laser with Radiofrequency reconstructs and tightens the skin while it peels.
Do all fractional lasers have the same effect?
There are many fractional lasers with or without peeling features. Not all fractional lasers have the same effect. Non-peeling fractional lasers generate tightening only in the collagen fibers of the skin. Fractional lasers with peeling characteristics are available in two types. These can be the Er: YAG or the CO2 laser.
Although Er: YAG lasers are peelers, they are not as effective and peel as deep as the fractional CO2 laser with radiofrequency. Furthermore, the tightening effect of collagen fibers is about one-quarter of the fractional CO2 laser.
Therefore, their effectiveness in eliminating pockmarks associated with acne scars and skin rejuvenation is very low compared to the Fractional CO2 laser with Radiofrequency and may require many more sessions.
What are the effects of fractional CO2 laser with radiofrequency application on skin?
After Fractional CO2 Laser with radiofrequency application, profound changes occur in the structure of the skin. Initially, subcutaneous collagen fibers are shortened during application and evaporation occurs in the upper layer of the skin depending on the dose applied. In the next 1-3 months, new collagen formation due to the stimulation of subcutaneous cells called fibroblasts develops and subcutaneous connective tissue is improved.