What is fraction Co2 laser technology?
Unlike with selective photothermolysis, where the whole of the selected target area is damaged;
“Fractional Photothermolysis” seeks to only damage certain zones within the selected target area, (producing tiny dot, or pixel-like treated areas on the skin), leaving the other zones within it perfectly intact;
hence only causing Co2 fractional Laser damage through the heat of the light source. This allows the skin to heal much faster than if the whole area was treated, as the ‘healthy’ untreated tissue surrounding the treated zones helps to fill in the damaged area with new cells.