3 Must-Know Benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser


Most individuals get their very first pimple in the pre-teens as they go through puberty. While the production of pimples and acne slows down as one gets older and her hormones stabilize, 1 thing lingers – scars.

Whenever a pimple rears its gross and pus-filled head on our faces, our first instinct is to get rid of it. Most people tend to resort to furiously popping those annoying zits. While this might remove the pimple and reduce inflammation, you would be left with acne scars.

If you are looking for a way to get rid of those dark scars, Fractional CO2 Laser might be the answer.
The name of the treatment might sound complicated, but we’ll break it down for you.

In a nutshell, Fractional CO2 Laser is a treatment which involves a CO2 Laser beam. It is used to remove layers of unwanted skin so that new skin is regenerated! A popular treatment in Singapore, it helps to combat a variety of skincare issues.

How it Works

Fractional CO2 Laser uses a CO2 Laser beam with a wavelength of 10,600 nm to remove unwanted skin cells like scars, age spots and freckles. This treatment has been in the market for more than 20 years.

We make use of an Edge Fractional CO2, to produce fine beams to reduce redness and appearance of scars.

Now that you know what the treatment involves, read on to learn how it can benefit your skin!

1. It Combats Acne Scars

Fractional CO2 laser is recognized by many in Singapore for being able to treat acne scars.

Acne forms when dirt or dead cells clog the pores in your skin. If bacteria infects the clogged pore, it can cause inflammation and spread the infection to the neighboring skin. The process then repeats itself, and you get a full-blown acne breakout.

Unfortunately, the inflamed pores can form deep acne scars, especially if your skin produces too little collagen, which is a protein that is vital for skin rejuvenation. Deep permanent scars also form when your skin suffers an injury and when there is insufficient collagen to repair the damage.

Here’s where the Fractional CO2 treatment comes in. It makes microscopic holes in your skin to stimulate collagen production. New skin grows as a result thus making your acne scars less visible.

2. It Can Treat Wrinkles

Apart from acne and pimples, this treatment can also treat signs of ageing and help unveil young, firm and supple skin.

From the age of 30, the amount of collagen your body produces drops by 1-2 percent a year. As a result, your skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and drier. So, with time, it forms lines and wrinkles, begins to sag, and feels rough.

As if that’s not enough, the skin also becomes more susceptible to damage from the sun’s rays in Singapore, which can break down collagen and even form age spots. To reverse the trend, you can take collagen supplements or apply collagen serums and creams.

But as you will soon discover, these are not permanent solutions. If you want to restore a youthful glow, you might want to look to use Fractional CO2 Laser to do so.

The CO2 laser peels off ageing cells, age spots, and sun-damaged skin. In addition, it boosts the production of elastin – the protein responsible for your skin’s elasticity – and collagen. This leaves you with youthful and radiant skin that’s free of lines and wrinkles.

3. It Helps You Even Out Your Skin Tone

When your body produces more melanin than you need, your skin develops dark patches that look much like age spots. Known as hyper-pigmentation, the patches form when your skin is exposed to too much UV light or pollution.

It also occurs as a result of pregnancy-related hormones or oral contraceptives. And finally, scars from acne or injuries can get inflamed and change the color of the surrounding skin. Fortunately, getting rid of the darker patches of skin is easy.

The key is to exfoliate and to rejuvenate the affected skin. And this is exactly what a CO2 laser treatment does. Better still, it is suitable for all skin types.

Price/ Cost of Fractional CO2 Laser in Singapore

The price/ cost of Fractional CO2 Laser is from $450/ session. For more information, please give us a call.



Dr Michelle Chia

Medical Director

After graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Michelle's journey allowed her to train in Women's Health and Aesthetic Medicine. Her experience has led her to be featured on multiple media platforms including Radio Stations and prominent Magazines like Her World, Women's Weekly and CLEO. Her work has also received recognition both locally and internationally in several Medical Conferences.

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