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Benefit from modern fractional CO2 laser technology to resolve many signs of damage

Krueger Aesthetics has pioneered many transformative dermatological treatment techniques for more than three decades. Additionally, our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ronald A. Krueger, has introduced equally transformative aesthetic products to Mukilteo, Everett, Whidbey Island, and greater Seattle, Washington, through the years. True to our history, we continue to offer the latest, greatest, and safest techniques, technologies, and products to enhance the comfort, health, quality, and appearance of our patients’ skin. 

Notably, fractionated or fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is considered to be one of the biggest anti-aging breakthroughs that modern dermatological science and technology have to offer. An innovation upon older-generation lasers, fractional devices divide the light energy generated by the laser into thousands of small columns. In turn, as the laser energy makes contact with the skin, a tiny fraction of tissue within the target area is treated at one time. This twist on laser technology allows us to limit the treatment “zone” to the precise areas that need correction; for instance, we can precisely treat the excess melanin pigment. This pigment produces and results in pesky hyperpigmentation or dark spots. 

However, as a carbon dioxide laser, fractionated systems also treat with intensity. The energy derived from the laser deeply and optimally penetrates and treats underlying tissues. In fact, Dr. Krueger often refers to the ability to provide a full-depth, full-face CO2 laser treatment experience. Based on considerations, no less the elasticity and age of the skin, he and our team can “dial in” the laser across an infinite spectrum of energy depths for a truly personalized, optimized treatment. 

It is the energy and heat produced during treatment that is responsible for collagen remodeling and triggers new collagen. As you age, your body produces less of this natural protein. As essential “support” for tissues, this decrease in collagen gives rise to more noticeable creases, folds, and other signs of aging.

An improved CO2?

Older, non-fractionated CO2 laser systems may have been very effective. But they had their drawbacks; for starters, these ablative lasers removed the outermost layer of skin. This process got results but was also associated with the type of damage that required extended downtime and an increased risk of developing post-treatment complications, from scarring to persistent discoloration. Today’s fractionated CO2 lasers present an alternative to invasive surgical procedures and more aggressive, earlier-generation, nonsurgical methods. As a versatile option, we can dramatically even out skin tone, improve the appearance of pigment, tighten skin and soften fine lines (such as crow’s feet), and target other areas and cosmetic concerns with no more than around five days of recovery time. To learn more about what to expect before, during, and after treatment with the latest suite of laser technologies, call Krueger Aesthetics in Mukilteo, WA, at (425) 876-9999 today.