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Fractional CO2 Skin Resurfacing
There is a wide range of depth and power settings in fractional CO2 laser. Fractional CO2 laser is not just one procedure. The treatment plan depends on what condition we are treating, what results are we trying to achieve, how much down time you can afford, then how many treatments are needed to achieve you desired results. Other factors to consider before CO2 laser is color of the skin, how much tanned are you and the need to prepare the skin with medical grade skin care, to stabilize the pigmentation and have the skin even in thickness. These precautions are to prevent hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tones and fractional pattern showing on the skin.