What is an eCO2 laser?
If you have trialled multiple products that claim to magically rid you of deep wrinkles, acne scarring, or facial scars, then an eCO2 laser resurfacing treatment may be the option for you.
The eCO2 laser is carbon dioxide-based. It is used to resurface the skin by using targeted beams of light.
Laser resurfacing treatment using the eCO2 laser can be used to treat a considerable number of conditions related to aging and skin disorders. The best part? It can be used for all skin types.
For eCO2 laser treatment, Sydney and Sutherland Shire residents can rely on the expertise of our cosmetic physicians. Contact us at your soonest convenience to arrange an initial consultation with one of our team.
The eCO2 laser is a new and innovative laser technology now used to treat a number of skin conditions. The eCO2 laser uses patented Controlled Chaos Technology which randomly delivers tiny targeted laser beams to vaporise skin cells. This in turn promotes collagen stimulation and produces new skin cells to enhance and improve skin texture.
What conditions can be treated with eCO2?
Laser resurfacing using an eCO2 laser can treat a number of skin conditions that affect the face such as acne scars, deep wrinkles, and sun damage. However, this technology can also be used to promote collagen stimulation and the development of new skin cells in other parts of the body such as the upper arms, legs, and chest.
Acne scars form as a result of tissue loss during inflammation due to acne. The acne scars can often be deep or unsightly and result in reduced confidence and self-esteem. Laser resurfacing treatment using an eCO2 laser can help revitalise the skin and promote the formation of new skin, thereby enhancing skin texture and reducing the damage caused by acne scarring.
Our continuous battle with the effects of gravity can result in the formation of wrinkles which make us age quicker than anticipated. Our laser resurfacing treatments can help correct any skin deformities to rejuvenate the skin and produce a natural, younger look.
Moles and Raised Birthmarks
Birthmarks or moles can develop shortly before or after birth. Although some might see these formations as “spots of beauty”, others may not appreciate their uninvited formation. Using an eCO2 laser, we can target various forms of skin pigmentation to restore natural colour to both moles and birthmarks.
Who is an ideal candidate for eCO2 laser treatment?
The ideal candidates for laser treatment vary depending on the choice of laser used.
For completely ablative laser treatment, the ideal candidate will have a lighter skin tone with wrinkled or damaged skin. Fractional treatments (which are used for the treatment of a small section of the skin’s surface) may be an option for those with a darker skin type.
Benefits of eCO2 laser skin resurfacing
Anti-wrinkle treatments in Miranda are equipped with a vast array of benefits including a reduction in frown lines, fine lines, and expression lines.
The eCO2 lasers have been in use since the 1960s. The long history of use has shown evidence of considerable benefits when used to improve skin texture. Some of the benefits of eCO2 laser resurfacing treatment are:
- Personalised – Our experts can customize your laser resurfacing treatment based on your individual characteristics. There are numerous carbon dioxide-based laser treatments that provide varying laser intensities.
- Treat a number of skin conditions – The eCO2 laser skin resurfacing can be used to address a number of concerns beyond those resulting from aging.
- Less downtime – eCO2 laser resurfacing has a downtime of just under 2 weeks.
- Just one session – One of the biggest advantages of this treatment is its ability to produce the desired effects in one 60-90 minute session, without the need for any further follow-up appointments.
How does eCO2 laser skin resurfacing work?
As with all lasers, electricity runs through a gas-filled tube which produces a wavelength of light necessary to elicit change. The calibrated light is emitted in short, concentrated beams and directed at the treatment site.
This will heat up and vapourize old skin cells to make way for new skin cells to develop. The beams of light are also designed to tackle the deeper layers of the epidermis to promote collagen production to firm and smooth the skin over time.
Is the treatment painful?
The level of pain felt during treatment will vary between individuals. Your doctor will assess your characteristics during your initial consultation and determine the appropriate way to minimize your pain during treatment. Typically, a local anaesthetic will be used to numb the treatment site. A nerve block or light sedation may be offered based on your preferences and suitability.
What to expect on the treatment day
Once you arrive at our clinic, our friendly front of house team will direct you to the private consultation room where your procedure will take place. Your doctor will then clean your skin and apply a topical anaesthetic.
You will be given eye protection during your treatment and your doctor will commence scanning the laser across the designated sites. Depending on the scope of your procedure, the total time taken should be between 40 and 90 minutes.
What is recovery like after eCO2 treatment?
Total recovery ranges between 1 to 2 weeks depending on your individual characteristics. After completing your treatment, you may feel slight discomfort in the form of swelling and redness which may last for up to 3 days.
Eventually, the redness will begin to fade and your skin will start to feel tight. You can use moisturisers during this period to speed up the healing process.
What kind of results can I expect?
You can expect to have newer, smoother, fuller feeling skin after just a few days following your treatment. The skin improvements are typically gradual whilst the collagen is replenished. Most patients only require one treatment to elicit a full effect, however, additional sessions can be offered to reach specific goals.
How much does eCO2 laser treatment cost in Sydney?
The total cost of the procedure varies depending on your desired outcomes. A complete ablation treatment would cost more than superficial laser treatment. Your Cosmetic Physician will carry out a complete physical assessment during your initial consultation and will then determine the best treatment course for you. A total breakdown of the cost will be given to you once your treatment has been designated.
Why choose Shire Aesthetics And Vein Clinic
Our team of experts have been providing individualised, high-quality treatments for over 20 years. Our team have honed in their experiences all over the world, ensuring that only the best evidence-based practices are used to give you your desired look. Why not arrange a consultation today to see just how we can help those in Sydney and around Sutherland Shire
Our highly trained Sydney cosmetic team in Miranda, Sutherland Shire will work tirelessly to ensure you achieve your desired goals. Meet our team below:
Having started as a medical graduate, Sabeen decided to pursue her passion for aesthetic medicine. She is focused on producing flawless results and ensures that all treatments are tailored to her client’s needs.
Some of the most common questions about eCO2 lasers are answered below.
Advancements in technology have allowed for the formation of a safe and effective eCO2-based laser that provides minimal risk during the procedure.
Patients may feel slight discomfort during the procedure. A local or topical anaesthetic is used to enhance comfort.
The eCO2 laser is available for complete ablation as well as for partial or superficial treatment.
Total downtime following this procedure can take up to 2 weeks.
Prior to your treatment, you will be given a number of instructions to follow in order to prepare for your procedure.
Although most patients only require one session, additional treatments may be used depending on your preferred outcomes.
Although the treatment comes with minimal risk, there may be a number of side effects that can occur including redness, swelling, itching, peeling, and rarely, infection.
eCO2 Laser treatment uses more advanced settings to achieve deeper ablation. Fractionated Co2 treatments are used to induce skin remodelling at a gentler rate, which often comes with reduced downtime.
To achieve the maximum benefit following your treatment, you should:
- Use frequent sun protection
- Actively use skincare
- Come back for maintenance treatments depending on your skin