What Is Eco2?
The Lutronic eCO2® is an ablative laser that specifically targets a fraction of the skin cells at the treatment site to resurface damaged skin. This procedure not only targets damaged cells but also promotes the creation of healthy skin and collagen fibers.
Dark spots erase, wrinkles soften, and skin texture and tone improve as the skin recovers.
What Does it Treat?
- Dark spots on the face, neck, hands, and other parts of the body
- Acne scars
- Scars from injury
- Burn scars
- Rough skin texture
How does the treatment feel?
Because the Lutronic eCO2® laser targets a portion of skin cells at the treatment site, some discomfort is to be expected during the procedure. However, the laser uses a randomized technique to send micro-laser beams to the skin, which increases comfort. This technology is similar to fractional laser, but instead of a grid pattern, the microbeams are applied in a more randomized fashion, reducing heat absorption by adjacent tissues.
The sensation during the procedure can be described as a rubber band snapping against the skin.
How long is the downtime?
There is an initial redness and swelling which substantially subsides after 24-36 hours. It can take up to a week for this to completely resolve. Most people resume normal activities within 48 hours.
The skin’s natural UV defenses will be weakened after treatment, which makes it imperative to avoid direct sun exposure.
How long will my results last?
Unlike many other procedures, this has long-lasting results since it is your own body that is at work. The effects could last for years.
How long before I see results?
Each patient’s situation is unique, and the number of treatments needed will depend on your skin condition and aesthetic goals. However, most patients may see dramatic improvement after just one treatment.
How long does the treatment take and how many treatments will I need?
A treatment can take as little as 15 minutes and up to an hour. Your physician will discuss your goals which will determine the length and number of treatments you will need. Many see results after just one treatment.