CO2 Laser Treatment

CO2 Laser Singapore

The CO2 Laser, denoted for its carbon dioxide component, is a skin resurfacing technique used in Singapore. It aims to reduce fine lines, treat acne scars, and enhance collagen production, which are common concerns for aging skin.

The treatment is particularly noted for its effectiveness in acne scar and enlarged pore reduction. It helps in improving the skin texture and tone, making it a suitable solution for individuals facing these skin issues.

Moreover, the CO2 Laser assists in addressing skin discolouration and restoring skin elasticity. These additional benefits contribute to its popularity among those seeking to improve their skin’s overall appearance and health.

What are the benefits of CO2 Laser?

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Minimise wrinkles

CO2 Laser treatment is well-regarded for its ability to minimise fine and deep wrinkles. Through stimulating collagen production, the laser treatment facilitates the smoothing out of wrinkles, promoting a more youthful appearance. This procedure is a non-invasive method to rejuvenate aging skin and improve skin texture, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking skin rejuvenation without the downtime associated with surgical methods.

Reduce superficial facial scars

CO2 Laser treatment is a reliable method to reduce superficial facial scars including depressed atrophic acne scars. By focusing laser energy on the affected area, it encourages the body’s natural healing process and promotes the growth of healthy skin cells. This treatment can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, making it a viable acne scar treatment option. Over time, it fosters a smoother skin texture, providing a long-term solution to various skin concerns related to scarring.

Even skin texture and tone

Uneven skin texture and tone are common issues that the CO2 Laser treatment addresses effectively. By promoting new skin cell growth and collagen, this laser treatment works to treat uneven skin tone and texture. It is particularly beneficial for those with sunspots, age spots, or other forms of discolouration, aiding in achieving a more uniform and improved skin tone over time.

Reduce enlarged oil glands

Enlarged oil glands can lead to acne and other skin issues. CO2 Laser treatment helps in reducing the size of enlarged pores by regulating oil production. This treatment option is beneficial for individuals with oily skin, aiding in the management of acne and promoting a smoother skin texture.

Recover sun-damaged skin

Sun-damaged skin can benefit from CO2 Laser treatment as it promotes the regeneration process of the skin. The treatment addresses issues like pigmentation and rough texture caused by sun exposure. It encourages the growth of new skin cells and collagen, leading to healthier and more resilient skin over time. Through this laser treatment, individuals can recover from sun damage and enjoy a revitalised skin appearance.

Reduce enlarged oil glands

Enlarged oil glands can lead to acne and other skin issues. CO2 Laser treatment helps in reducing the size of enlarged pores by regulating oil production. This treatment option is beneficial for individuals with oily skin, aiding in the management of acne and promoting a smoother skin texture.

Tightening sagging skin

Sagging skin can be tightened using CO2 Laser treatment by stimulating collagen growth. The laser energy penetrates the skin, promoting collagen remodelling and skin tightening. This non-surgical treatment option is suitable for those experiencing skin laxity, providing a firmer and more youthful appearance. The process helps in rejuvenating aged skin, making it a sought-after treatment for overall skin rejuvenation.

Comparing CO2 Laser with Other Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Skin resurfacing treatments aim to rejuvenate and refresh the skin by addressing various concerns. Here’s how fractional CO2 Laser stacks up against other popular treatments:

Pico Laser

Pico Laser is known for its ultra-short pulses that work well in targeting pigmentation and encouraging collagen production, making it a suitable choice for tackling issues like sun spots and tattoo removal. Unlike CO2 Laser, which penetrates deeper into the skin to address a broader range of textural concerns, Pico Laser primarily focuses on the superficial layers. The recovery time is typically shorter with Pico Laser when compared to CO2 Laser, making it a more convenient option for those with a busy schedule. However, CO2 Laser may provide more significant improvements in skin texture and the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

Q-switch Laser

Q-switch Laser is another option for dealing with pigmentation issues and can also address some superficial skin concerns. Unlike the CO2 Laser, which is more abrasive and targets deeper skin issues like severe wrinkles and scars, Q-switch is less invasive and has less downtime. The Q-switch Laser might require more sessions to achieve the desired results compared to the CO2 Laser. When it comes to addressing more severe or deep-seated skin concerns, fractional CO2 Laser might be the more effective option.

Gold Plated Micro Needle RF

Gold Plated Micro Needle RF combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin and improve texture. While fractional CO2 Laser uses laser energy to achieve similar goals, the mechanisms are quite different. Gold Plated Micro Needle RF might be less intimidating to individuals wary of laser treatments, and it also stimulates collagen production through both microneedles and radiofrequency. However, the CO2 Laser might offer more pronounced or faster results due to its more aggressive nature.

HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound)

HIFU employs ultrasound energy to tighten the skin, providing a non-invasive option for those looking to combat sagging skin and promote collagen production. Unlike fractional CO2 Laser, which resurfaces the skin to address texture and tone, HIFU focuses on tightening and lifting. The treatments serve different purposes, and individuals might find fractional CO2 Laser more effective for resurfacing, while HIFU could be preferable for tightening.

Local Dynamic Micro Massage

Local Dynamic Micro Massage (LDMM) promotes circulation and can assist in lymphatic drainage, offering a gentler approach to skin rejuvenation. Unlike the more intensive fractional CO2 Laser treatment, LDMM provides a non-invasive method to promote skin health. While LDMM can be relaxing and beneficial for overall skin health, fractional CO2 Laser provides a more targeted and aggressive treatment for significant skin concerns like deep wrinkles and scars.

Pro Facial

Pro Facial offers a combination of gentle skin treatments like cleansing and light exfoliation to promote healthier skin. Unlike fractional CO2 Laser, which goes deeper to address severe textural issues, Pro Facial provides a milder treatment suitable for regular maintenance. While Pro Facial is excellent for keeping the skin clean and fresh, fractional CO2 Laser provides more substantial improvements in skin texture, tone, and the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

To achieve softer and smoother skin

This treatment makes the skin softer and smoother. It removes damaged skin, revealing healthier skin underneath. Over time, the skin feels smoother and looks refreshed.

What can CO2 Laser be used to treat?

Tighten and minimise pores

CO2 laser helps tighten and minimise large pores. It boosts collagen, which helps shrink pore size. Over time, this makes the skin smoother and firmer. With more treatments, pores become less visible.

Acne scars

CO2 laser helps lessen depressed acne scars. It encourages new skin cells to grow, which smooths out the scarred area. Each session helps improve skin texture, making scars less noticeable over time.

Oiliness on the skin

CO2 laser can reduce skin oiliness by targeting large oil glands. This helps control oil production, leading to a less oily skin over time.

Wrinkles and fine lines

CO2 laser helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines by boosting collagen, which firms up the skin. Each session helps lessen wrinkles, making the skin look younger and smoother.


Is CO2 Laser painful?

The discomfort experienced during a fractional CO2 Laser procedure is minimal. Prior to the treatment, the doctor may apply a numbing cream to the targeted area to ensure complete comfort for the patient. The use of numbing cream significantly alleviates any sensation during the treatment, making the procedure tolerable. The doctor's priority is to ensure a comfortable experience while achieving the desired results.

What is the downtime of CO2 Laser treatment?

The downtime associated with CO2 Laser treatment is minimal, often allowing patients to return to their regular activities post-procedure. Some individuals may even find it convenient to resume work or other daily tasks immediately after the treatment. The low downtime is one of the appealing aspects of this treatment, offering skin rejuvenation without disrupting one's routine significantly.

What can I expect after the CO2 Laser procedure?

Post-procedure, some patients may experience mild redness, a light prickly sensation, or tingling in the treated area. There's also a possibility of peeling and swelling, but these effects typically subside within 24 to 48 hours post-treatment. The transient nature of these side effects makes fractional CO2 Laser a manageable and appealing option for many. Over time, the treated skin area begins to heal, revealing improved skin texture and tone.

How many sessions of CO2 Laser required?

The number of fractional CO2 Laser sessions required ranges between 5 to 10, although this can vary based on individual skin conditions and the specific area being treated. Our doctor will provide professional advice tailored to your skin's needs, ensuring optimal results. Each session contributes to the gradual improvement of skin texture, making it appear firmer and brighter over time.

Is the CO2 Laser procedure safe?

Yes, CO2 Laser treatments are known to be safe and are administered by medical professionals globally. At Glowwis, the procedure is performed by our MOH-accredited doctor, ensuring a high standard of safety and professionalism. The well-established safety profile of fractional CO2 Laser treatment, coupled with the expertise of our doctor, provides a reliable solution for various skin concerns.

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