What is a Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser?
The radiofrequency fractional CO2 laser is a laser system for acne scars, blemishes, aging, fine lines or pores on the cheeks, rough appearance on the skin, colorless moles, warts, dull and lifeless skin structure and fine lines on the lips.
with Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser, scars on your skin can be reduced, pits can be removed, skin structure can be stretched, spots, moles and warts can be treated. Apart from these, your skin can be reconstructed as a long-term effect.
What are the treatments that can be done with Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 laser?
1- Reduction of acne scars and spots
2- Reducing deep lines
3- Thinning of large, porous and rough appearance of the skin
4- Improving the color of sun spots, age spots, postpartum puerperium spots and superficial discolorations on the skin
5- Reduction of fine wrinkles
6- Treatment of colorless moles, warts, keratoses that occur after birth
What is the Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser System?
Fractional means ‘hole’. A word that passes from the arms industry to aesthetics, in radiofrequency fractional CO2 lasers, laser is not applied to the entire skin in the targeted area. While many point laser shots are created in the targeted area, solid skin can be left between these shots. The goal is to accelerate healing while keeping the effect the same. The diameter of each point laser pulse is 120 micrometers. It can be almost half the size of a hair. Therefore, these laser shots are called ‘microscopic treatment area’.
What is radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency devices have two electrode tips touching the treated area. It can generate electrical energy by creating electron motion under the skin between the two ends. As this electron movement passes through tissues with high resistance, heat can form. The resulting heat can be controlled depending on the energy. The distance between the two electrodes determines the depth of the electrical movement. It can stimulate collagen-producing fibroblast cells in deep dermal tissues by the effect of heat generated under the skin. In addition, cell metabolism can be accelerated and blood circulation in the region may increase. Bipolar radiofrequency can improve skin tightening by increasing the amount of collagen in deep hypodermic connective tissue. Laser and radiofrequency may have a synergistic effect when applied consecutively.
What are the advantages of Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser application compared to Normal Fractional CO2 Lasers?
Fractional carbon dioxide lasers that do not contain radiofrequency can only alter the superficial properties of the skin. So, they can reduce fine wrinkles, spots, coarse appearance. However, the effects on deep subcutaneous tissues can be mild. The radiofrequency fractional CO2 laser can both change the surface of the skin and may also tighten and recover from deep tissues due to their effects on the deep subcutaneous connective tissue.
How is Fractional CO2 Laser Radiofrequency application before and after?
The patient can stay away from the sun and solarium for 1 month before the application, Drugs that prevent clotting of the blood (aspirin, heparin, …) and should not take drugs containing retinoids (such as isotretinoin, tretinoin, etretinate, acitretin, arotinoid – Tertian, Acnelyse, Differin, Roaccutane, Zoretanin, etc.). If the skin has been treated with abrasive dermabrasion, peeling or skin stretching before the application, the doctor should tell the doctor. If the patient has a history of herpes removal in the past, the antiviral drug (such as Zovirax tab) should be started without delay.
How many types of fractional lasers are available?
There are two main types of fractional lasers:
– Non-ablative fractional lasers (Er: Glass, Nd: YAG…)
– Fractional lasers which are absorptive (Er: YAG, CO2)
The first fractional lasers were produced as Er: Glass system. In these lasers, laser beam is not sent to the whole skin area because some points do not pass the beam in the lens through which the laser beam passes. In addition, since this system is a non-ablative system, not an ablative system, it does not peel off the skin and only affects the collagen fibers under the skin.
However, thanks to the laser philosophy used in non-ablative systems, a new era has been opened in skin renewal applications. Afterwards, fractional laser devices such as Er: YAG system were produced and started to be used. Ablative effect in this system was combined with fractional application. As the last link of these developments, a Fractional CO2 Laser was produced. SmartXIDE DOT is the most advanced Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser. It is currently the most professional ablative laser resurfacing system. Fractional CO2 Laser Fractional CO2 Laser ‘s good properties have been strengthened thanks to fractional application, while the side effects are minimized.
Does Fractional CO2 Laser with Radiofrequency work in a single session?
Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser is a single session, but for skin with deep scars and pits, several more sessions may be required.
What is the difference between a radiofrequency Fractional CO2 laser and all other treatments in skin rejuvenation?
Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser application of the subcutaneous collagen fibers after 30% shortening and skin tension may occur. Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser peels the skin to a depth of 10-400 micrometers according to the needs of the patient. (Er: YAG lasers, this peel is between 2-50 micrometers). Thanks to these differences, the CO2 laser can maintain its place as one of the skin resurfacing applications. Radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser can be reconstructed and tightened while peeling skin.
Do all fractional lasers have the same effect?
There are many fractional lasers with or without peelers. Not all fractional lasers have the same effect. Non-peel fractional lasers can only create tension in the skin’s collagen fibers. Fractional lasers are two types. They can be Er: YAG or CO2 laser.
Although Er: YAG lasers are peelers, they do not peel as deep as a Fractional CO2 Laser. Therefore, the effects of acne scar removal and skin rejuvenation pits due to radiofrequency fractional CO2 laser is low and may require more sessions.
What are the effects of radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser on the skin?
After radiofrequency Fractional CO2 Laser application, serious changes in the structure of the skin may occur. First, during application, shortening of the subcutaneous collagen fibers and evaporation of the upper layer of the skin (Vaporization) may occur depending on the dose applied. In the next 1-3 months, new collagen formation and reorganization of the subcutaneous connective tissue may occur due to the stimulation of the cells called fibroblasts under the skin.