How Often Should I Get Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

January 30, 2023


Signs of aging of the skin can begin in subtle ways, with fine lines, loss of firmness, and pigmentation issues. Treat minor to advanced signs of aging with fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. CO2 laser treatment rejuvenates your skin for a brighter, firmer, more youthful appearance. 

What is Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is among the most powerful tools for skin rejuvenation. At the Langdon Center, we offer several types of laser skin resurfacing so we can target your specific concerns. These include ActiveFX, DeepFX, and TotalFX. Each type works at a specific skin depth to give effective, predictable results. Laser skin resurfacing is a highly customizable procedure that can be adjusted to your goals and lifestyle. 

*Individual Results May Vary

How Does CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Work? 

During fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing, a laser delivers precisely controlled energy to the skin. The term “fractional” indicates that instead of treating the entire skin surface, the laser creates a pattern of controlled micro-damage. The laser creates thousands of tiny columns in the skin that trigger your body’s collagen production. The new collagen helps smooth wrinkles and fine lines, improves firmness, and provides a brighter, more even tone. 

How Often Should I Get Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The frequency of fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing depends on the individual’s skin and desired results. Some people may see results after just one treatment, while others may need multiple treatments to achieve their desired results. Typically, most people will see optimal results after 2 to 3 treatments

In general, higher power laser skin resurfacing may require only one treatment but several days of downtime. A lighter, more superficial treatment may require several treatments, but each will have minimal downtime. Your team at the Langdon Center will help you determine which type of treatment best fits your needs. 

Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Consultations Available

If you have further questions about fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Is There Any Downtime After Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The downtime after fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing depends on the depth of the laser treatment. A superficial resurfacing may result in a few days of minor redness and swelling. A deeper treatment may involve up to a week of flaking, redness, and sensitivity. Dr. Langdon and his team will let you know what to expect based on your treatment plan. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Good candidates for laser skin resurfacing are looking to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. This treatment is also effective in treating acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. Not all lasers are safe for all skin types and tones, so we will help you plan the best treatment for your unique skin needs. 

Working with Dr. Langdon offered me a Gold Standard of care. I experienced exceptional outcomes with each of three extensive interventions (one laser and two surgical). Researching Dr. Langdon prior to electing treatment, I learned that he is (double) board certified, taught at Yale, developed advanced surgical techniques, and published in scientific literature and surgical textbooks. He received the patient’s choice award every year from 2011 to date. Further, Dr. Langdon’s staff is professional, cordial, and responsive before, during, and after treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Langdon and his staff. Would I would go nowhere else.

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.