Edge Fractional CO2 Laser
The gold standard for improving skin texture, acne scars, aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles.
Achieve smoother skin and smaller pores with Edge Fractional CO2 laser. Unlike conventional resurfacing lasers – Fractional CO2 laser is revolutionizing the treatment of multiple skin issues by significantly reducing the downtime.
Collagen – the secret to solving most dermatological problems
For many people in Singapore suffering from fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and depressed acne scars, they all share one thing in common – a lack of collagen in the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, firm and healthy. While it is naturally produced by the skin, the bad news is – our skin’s ability to produce collagen starts to slow down as we age. The increasing lack of collagen accounts for the first signs of aging, as well as the diminishing ability for the skin to repair itself as we grow older.
While quitting smoking and applying/consuming antioxidants can help to reduce the rate of collagen loss in the skin – it is limited to a certain extent. Thankfully, with Edge Fractional CO2 laser, the skin’s collagen renewal process can be accelerated to successfully correct these skin imperfections.
“Do collagen drinks work?”
A common question asked by our patients is whether collagen drinks are useful in replacing the skin’s collagen. Unfortunately, there is currently no evidence to suggest that consuming collagen is effective in restoring collagen levels in the skin.
Furthermore, collagen is a large protein molecule that needs to be broken down into its individual amino acid components in order to be absorbed by the gut and seeing that these components aren’t always transported to the skin – replenishing collagen levels is often easier said than done.
Edge Fractional CO2 Laser and Collagen
How does Fractional CO2 laser work? Essentially, it activates our body’s natural repair system to replenish collagen in the skin. By delivering minimal thermal damage to affected parts of the skin; it responds by giving off signals to tell the body to repair and rebuild skin at these areas.
This triggers the body to deliver the raw materials needed to build collagen in the areas that need it most – thus beginning the regeneration process. Collagen remodelling takes place from several weeks to a month – and the result is plumper, smoother and tighter skin that looks younger and more radiant.
Each session takes roughly 10 minutes, during which our doctors will proceed to treat the targeted areas by utilizing precise laser beams to heat up the dermis. Patients may feel a slight warm sensation during their treatment, and suffer from mild redness that typically subsides within a day.
Why Edge Fractional CO2 Laser
Available in Singapore, The Clifford Clinic uses the latest generation of Edge Fractional CO2 laser – Edge Pulse. Using this technology, we are able to greatly reduce the downtime associated with the treatment, including the amount of redness and scabbing typically experienced in conventional Fractional CO2 laser treatments.
Looking at the picture on the right, it’s apparent why Edge Pulse Fractional CO2 laser is superior to conventional Fractional CO2 lasers, which utilizes more intense beams (30W) to achieve the same effect.
Majority of patients can expect to see results as soon as the first treatment, although subsequent sessions may be required for optimal results.
Each session will take between 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of the treatment needed.
Most of our patients are able to see noticeable improvements just after the first session. For optimal results however, our doctors recommend having multiple sessions over several weeks.
There is minimal downtime for Edge Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment. The skin may flush red after each session, but this will usually subside within a day or two.
Edge Fractional CO2 Laser is a very safe treatment with practically no risks and side effects. However, those with sensitive skin should always consult our doctors first before starting any laser treatment.