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Fractional CO2  

Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine located in Lexington, KY, and Philadelphia, PA

When it comes to addressing the visible signs of again, few tools are more effective than a CO2 (carbon dioxide) Laser. Fractional CO2 rejuvenates and resurfaces the skin. The CO2 uses a concentrated light to penetrate deep into your skin, heating your cells & creating tiny injuries, your body’s natural healing power responds and the damaged cells are pushed out as healthy new cells grow beneath. Many of our patients at Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania love to combine this with other treatments. Call our office to schedule a no charge consultation to see if Fractional CO2 is right for your skin concerns.

Fractional CO2 Q & A

What is laser skin rejuvenation or resurfacing?

The terms laser skin rejuvenation and laser resurfacing refer to a procedure that uses concentrated light to penetrate deep into your skin, heating your cells and creating thousands of tiny injuries. Your body’s natural healing power responds, and the damaged cells are pushed out as healthy new cells grow beneath.

Once the healing process is complete, you’re left with healthy, glowing skin. Laser treatments with a CO2 laser platform can improve:

  • Mild to moderate wrinkling
  • Acne scarring
  • Crepiness around the eyes
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture

The process is referred to as resurfacing or rejuvenation because it delivers noticeable overall improvements in your skin’s texture and tone.

How does a fractional CO2 laser work?

Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine uses the PhoenixⓇ CO2 Laser System from Rohrer Aesthetics. This platform uses a special device that fractionates the carbon dioxide laser beam into many tiny shafts of light. Each of these shafts penetrates your skin, delivering heat to the deeper layers and stimulating collagen production.

The Phoenix laser can be adjusted to create a customized laser treatment. Deeper laser therapy can address more advanced signs of aging, while more shallow applications are perfect for younger men and women or those with fewer signs of aging. CO2 lasers are also a good fit for darker skin tones, which are more challenging to treat with other types of lasers.

Will I need downtime after CO2 laser treatments?

There is downtime associated with CO2 laser therapy. Your skin needs time to heal after treatment, and it’s best to set aside at least a few days for that process to move forward.

For the first day or so after your session, your face might feel like it’s been sunburned. You can use ice packs or cool compresses to ease any discomfort in the hours following your appointment. Within a couple of days, your skin will begin to peel as the dead cells are cleared and new cells emerge. You won’t be able to use makeup during the first week, and avoiding sun exposure is critical.

You’ll see some improvements right away, but it will take 3-6 weeks for the full effects to develop. During that time, your skin might appear pinker than normal.

If you’d like to learn more about what CO2 laser treatments can do for your skin, book a consultation today, either online or by phone.


Fractional CO2 Before & After