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Vancouver fractional CO2 laser treatment - available in Surrey

Vancouver fractional CO2 laser treatments for skin resurfacing & rejuvenation (in Surrey)


  • Wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation

Get a renewed, refreshed look with laser skin resurfacing

Fractionated or carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are one of the big advances in laser technology for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing in the last decade. And, a fractional CO2 results in much less downtime, compared to previous ablative options. This is why we’ve chosen it for our Vancouver area laser clinic.

Fractional CO2 treatments can be the perfect solution for deep wrinkles, scar revision (such as from acne scars, or otherwise), sun damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, blotchy skin and more.

Overall, a fractional CO2 treatment is used to give your skin a smoother surface, and a more even colour tone.

Our latest machine in this technological realm is the eCO2™ Plus laser (by Lutronic).

Procedure Time: 1 hour

Anaesthetic: Required

Treatment Recovery: 2+ weeks & 3 mo. residual redness

Risks & Complications: Swelling, itching, bruising, redness

Treatment Plan: 1 or more session

CO2 skin resurfacing before and afters

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Images are for demonstration purposes only (we did not do these procedures ourselves, but are a local clinic providing the procedure that can produce these types of results, which are actual eCO2 treatment results). Images provided by Lutronic, the provider of the eCO2 technology. Some results were achieved with additional treatments. Results can vary from person to person.

Why you’ll love fractional CO2 skin resurfacing


With a fractional CO2 treatment, you can ‘shave off’ visible signs of aging without a costly or risky facelift. Scarring can also be reduced without surgery.

Faster results

A fractionated CO2 laser can treat skin conditions in a fraction of the time, compared to other procedures.

Better healing

Fractionated C02 technology results in shorter downtime, with fewer wounds and less overall pain.

Clinically-studied results:

Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers have been used in medical applications for decades.

CO2 skin resurfacing lasers appeared in the 1990s. They are well documented as a means of rejuvenating the epidermis.

In one clinical study to test acne scar reduction, the eCO2 laser was effective at complete removal acne scars in 35% of patients. In another 40% of patients, there was at least 50% reduction in scarring.

In another study, CO2 skin resurfacing resulted in a 45% average reduction in wrinkles (medically known as rhytids).

Learn more about fractional CO2 skin resurfacing lasers

How does a fractional CO2 laser work?

CO2 laser skin resurfacing in surrey clinic near Vancouver

A fractional CO2 laser works by breaking up one main CO2 beam into thousands of tiny beams. These beams penetrate into the deep layers of the skin – much deeper than a Fraxel® DUAL laser. In essence, they create many tiny ‘wounds’ in the skin, on purpose.

This process removes the top layers of old tissues. After treatment sessions, the body begins to repair itself by pushing out old skin as it heals. It replaces old skin with new skin.

The healing process increases collagen in the skin. The increased collagen has a skin tightening effect, which happens as an off-shoot of skin resurfacing. This is why CO2 laser treatments can be used as an anti-aging treatment.

In the old days, the only way to perform this treatment was by skin ablation, illustrated below.

Laser skin resurfacing with an ablative laser - diagram

Nowadays, we can use fractional CO2 lasers. These keep much of the skin in-tact, as illustrated below. This results in faster healing.

Fractional laser skin resurfacing diagram showing hole punctures made by laser to induce collagen and healing

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How many treatments does a fractional CO2 take to achieve skin rejuvenation results?

Generally speaking, most skin conditions require 1 – 2 treatments with a fractional CO2 laser. This is much quicker than with other treatments. However, keep in mind that depending on the severity of the condition you’d like to treat, the number of sessions can differ from person-to-person, and for each treatment area.

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What can I expect during a fractional CO2 treatment?

CO2 skin resurfacing treatment in surrey near Vancouver on face

Before your treatment, we either use an injectable anaesthetic, or apply numbing cream on the area to be treated. The type of anaesthetic you receive will depend on the strength of the treatment.

Numbing takes about 30-45 minutes to kick in, in most cases. Once the numbing is complete, we use the fractional CO2 laser to create small, intentional holes in the skin. This happens in sequenced, square sections at a time. We cool the treatment area simultaneously, to help with pain.

The procedure takes about 2 hours.

Discomfort can range from mild to moderate, depending on your pain tolerance levels.

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Should I expect downtime with a fractional CO2 treatment?

This treatment does require downtime. It can take as little as 5 days, or as long as 10 days before you will be able to go out normally (depending on what you’re comfortable with). This is because your skin will be very red and swollen after the treatment. It will feel and look like a bad sunburn.

Your skin may then peel for 2 to 7 days thereafter. It can also be pink for a number of weeks, as healing occurs.

The deeper the treatment, the longer you can expect the healing time will be. You should be able to use non-comedogenic makeup to cover up the redness after about 7 to 10 days.

We will recommend aftercare products and procedures during your consultation with us.

All-in-all, however, our treatment requires a much shorter recovery time than with older CO2 lasers. This is because our laser is fractionated, rather than ablative (see explanation above).

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Are there any side effects with fractional CO2 treatments?

It is common to experience redness, swelling, blistering and the like after a CO2 skin resurfacing treatment. Pigment changes are also possible.

The degree of downtime and side effects you experience will depend on the strength of your treatment.

To prevent side effects, you will be prepped with pre and post-procedure care instructions during your consultation with us. Some prescription medication may be required to prevent cold sores or other infections after the treatment session(s).

Serious complications arising from fractional CO2 laser treatments are rare, when they are performed in a reputable, doctor-led clinic. A doctor is at our clinic on a daily basis. We are available for help, should any issues come up during or after your treatment.

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What is the cost of fractional CO2 laser treatments at your Vancouver-area skin clinic?

A detailed consultation at our skincare clinic in Surrey (near Vancouver) will help us give you a recommended treatment plan and cost. Your final quote will be based on your particular skin condition. To achieve desired results, we tailor treatments for each patient, rather than using a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

You can get a general idea of the cost of Vancouver CO2 laser treatments, as well as other skin rejuvenation methods, by filling out the form above.

You may notice that the price for true, fractional CO2 laser treatments are higher than for other skin rejuvenation laser procedures. This is mainly for three reasons:

  • Results can be achieved in a fraction of the time, compared to other treatment options.
  • The machine itself is extremely costly to operate.
  • The training and experience needed to perform the procedure is extensive.

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Important notes:
Prices on this website are to be used as a guide, and not a definite cost for your treatment. Prices can change at any time.

Procedure results are not guaranteed, and can vary from patient to patient.

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