The natural ageing process, combined with our exposure to sun and pollution, destroys collagen, the main protein of connective tissue. Collagen creates the volume in our skin, or as we call it, the facial scaffolding. Collagen depletion is the primary cause of facial lines, sagging and loose skin on the face and body.
CO2 Hybrid Fractional Laser has been described by many doctors as ‘the no. 1 anti-ageing breakthrough of the decade’. Laser resurfacing uses beamlets of energy light to perforate tiny holes in the skin, which works to put the body’s natural collagen production on fast-forward.
Traditional ablative lasers for skin rejuvenation use a laser beam to vaporize the top layers of damaged skin, creating a wound, which would often take 2 – 4 weeks to heal.
Here’s what’s new: CO2 Hybrid Fractional laser resurfacing does this in a way that prevents damage to the epidermis or top layer of skin, offering maximum results with minimal recovery time. Unlike other fractional lasers the deeper level of heat emitted into the tissue by the CO2 Hybrid fractional laser causes collagen contraction. This creates a tightening of the skin in addition to refining and smoothing the skin’s surface, correcting pigments and skin discolouration.
The Saphira CO2 Hybrid Fractional laser offers the world’s latest advances in this technology featuring even more flexibility in treatment levels, allowing practitioners to customise results and select a suitable recovery schedule comprising of moderate to no downtime.
The fractional technology delivers the DOT laser energy in a pixel like fashion where microscopic perforations are made into the skin right next to each other via a computer-generated pattern. This fractionated C02 laser technology delivers microscopic columns of laser energy through the skin. The resurfacing anywhere from 30 to 50% of skin surface area. The other 70 to 50% of non-ablated skin area facilitates faster healing. The heat generated in the dermis by the thousands of dots of laser energy causes tightening of collagen bundles and therefore you could expect an overall tighter, fresher, and more youthful looking skin.
The Saphira CO2 Hybrid fractional laser treatments can produce significant results for mild to moderately damaged skin over the course of 1 to 6 treatments. Typically, there is moderate to no recovery time. Some clients may experience redness, swelling and irritation to the treatment area where there is a plan for a more intense level of treatment.
CO2 Hybrid Fractional Laser would be a great treatment for you if you are wanting to:
At Saphira Clinic we offer several options for skin resurfacing and colour correction, which include E-Light Photorejuvenation, Clear & Brilliant Fractional Laser, Fraxel Laser and CO2 Hybrid Fractional Laser. Some of the factors that we take into consideration when offering a resurfacing and corrective treatment include:
Prior to the selection of a resurfacing and corrective treatment you will be given specific details on what you might expect from each treatment, how to minimise possible side effects, and what to do to maximise results.