The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh
skin. The CO2 Fractional Laser is used for the treatment of conditions including:
Fine lines and wrinkles of the face
Crow's feet around the eyes
'Smoker's' lip lines
Also lines on the cheeks, forehead and frown lines
Loose eyelid skin
Brown spots and blotchy, uneven skin tone
Scars, especially acne scars
In the 1980s and 90s traditional ablative laser resurfacing procedures with CO2 or
Erbium laser systems were followed by several weeks of downtime to allow the skin
to heal over and the risk of complications was high. With the development of fractional
laser treatments, the recovery periods have shortened and the risk of complications
has become very low.
Techniques for skin resurfacing have made enormous advances in recent years, allowing
nearly everyone to achieve very significant improvement of their complexion with
very little risk from treatment.
A patient came to the Shropshire Skin Clinic to have treatment to remove seborrheic
warts from the side of her face and eyebrows. These photograph show how the skin
appears before and after treatment.