Photos Courtesy of: Renato Rodrguez, MD
Effects of traditional CO2 resurfacing with less downtime
The signs of an aging face include lines, wrinkles, age spots and a
downward drooping of facial features. Although having surgery can
help to correct the positioning of aging tissue, it cannot restore
the skin's once youthful glow. For those patients with medium to
deep wrinkling who wish to avoid surgical procedures but desire a
youthful, refreshed skin tone, Pixel CO2 skin resurfacing is the ideal choice. Years ago, CO2 skin resurfacing fell out of favor due to the treatment's long
downtimes and risk of complications. Now with the Pixel CO2, you again see the fabulous results only available with CO2 but with a considerable reduction in downtime. In fact, with Pixel
CO2, the average patient will only see about 3 to 5 days of minor
Best of all, you have two options to meet your fractional CO2 needs. If you currently own a CO2 system, Alma Lasers offers the Pixel CO2 OMNIFIT handpiece, designed to fit nearly any standard CO2 resurfacing laser. If you are new to CO2 resurfacing or looking for a complete system, Alma offers the
Pixel CO2 system. This 30-watt, standalone unit gives you the convenience of
two pixelated handpieces, a 7 X 7 and a 9 X 9 array, plus two
surgical tips. Either Pixel CO2 solution will provide you the perfect tool to meet your patients'
needs through Pixel Perfect laser skin resurfacing procedures.
Technology in use
With the Pixel CO2, laser light passes through the patented Pixel micro optics lens
array to penetrate the skin with tiny thermal channels. This
creates an ablative and thermal effect in only these channelsa
micro-injurywithout disturbing the surrounding tissue. The tissue
surrounding the micro-injury sites (about 15-20 percent of the
treatment area) start the process of healing. The intact, undamaged
skin around the treatment site is what promotes quicker healing for
a faster recovery.
Key advantages for physicians
Creates an ablative and thermal effect over only 20% of the skin's
Remaining tissue surrounding the micro-injury sites initiate the
process of healing.
Considerable reduction in downtime, compared to traditional CO2 resurfacing