Dr. Ben Marcus Talks About CO2 Fractional Laser Therapy

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Dr. Ben Marcus, Facial Plastic Surgery, Transformations Plastic Surgery, Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. Benjamin Marcus, MD

The anti-aging breakthrough of the decade? Many media outlets report that the newest breakthrough is a skin-resurfacing treatment known as CO2 fractional laser therapy.
This treatment combines the effectiveness of traditional carbon dioxide lasers with a new delivery technique. This new system can provide powerful results without as many side effects.
CO2 lasers have long been the gold standard in skin resurfacing. Although they produce fantastic results, they are also associated with a very long recovery period. Many patients would have weeks of skin discoloration. Furthermore, complications such as permanent loss of skin pigment or scarring were far too common.
Fractional laser resurfacing works by using individual micro beams of energy to bore tiny holes in the skin, which works to put the body's natural collagen production on fast-forward.
Here's what's new: Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing does this in a way that prevents damage to the top layer of skin, offering maximum results with minimal recovery time. Patients with darker complexions may be at risk for pigmentation loss with any laser surgery.
Common minor side effects for fractional laser resurfacing include redness and swelling that lasts about two days to one week, depending on the strength of the treatment. The staff at UW Health Transformations would be happy to meet with you and discuss if you are a candidate for the exciting new treatment. 
Interested in learning more about CO2 Fractional Laser Therapy?