A CO2 laser is a tool that healthcare professionals may use to treat skin conditions.
CO2 lasers are part of a laser resurfacing process. The laser emits energy of a wavelength of 10,600 nanometers. Water within the skin cells absorbs this type of wavelength, resulting in the ablation of the superficial layer of the skin.
This treatment produces a type of heat injury. This stimulates the skin underneath, resulting in the formation of collagen. collagen is a protein in the body that provides a tightly organized fiber network and contributes to the skin’s elasticity.
- acne scars
- stretch marks