The fractional CO2 can pixilated the beam into thousands of little tiny shafts of light. Then penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. The skin repair the tiny shafts by pushing the old sun damaged skin out. It replaces the old skin with a new skin. The heat damage which is also called collateral is used to help the shrinking. People, who want to do Fractional CO2 with other cosmetic treatment, should do so on different days. The effects of fractional CO2 depend on how well you protect your face from the sun.
Research has proved CO2 to be the best for patients who are late 40s and 70s.this is because CO2 work well with moderate to deep wrinkles, creepy eyelid, and sun damage or with moderate to severe acne scarring.
CO2 has more downtime when compared with Fraxel. Fraxel Restore is the best option for younger patients who are between the ages of 30 to the age of 50.It is possible to customize fractional CO2 laser. Treatments can be deeper resulting to more healing and downtime or the treatments can be shallower with less healing time.