Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling in Santa Barbara

Fractional CO2 Resurfacing in Santa Barbara

Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling

Over time, our skin’s youthful appearance and texture are affected by cumulative effects of collagen and moisture loss, sun exposure, acne, and more. Fractional CO2 resurfacing treatments can provide a multitude of benefits to your skin, including:

  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce visible (and not yet visible) sun damage
  • Diminish acne scarring and other textural irregularities 
  • Minimize large pores
  • Improve uneven skin tone and texture
  • Encourage new collagen and elastin production

Evolutions is pleased to now offer multiple Fractional CO2-based skin resurfacing treatments:

  • A more aggressive procedure called Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling that can produce significant improvement in tone, texture, and color in just one session (though it requires more downtime)  
  • A lighter procedure called the SmartLase CO2 Resurfacing that has less downtime and is typically done in a series of 3 treatments for maximum benefit.

If you are interested in the SmartLase CO2 Resurfacing, click here for more information.

Read below for more information on our procedure – Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a non-surgical treatment that uses a laser to deliver energy into the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage. The laser creates tiny columns of heat in the skin in a specific and customizable pattern. This process triggers the body’s natural healing response and promote the growth of new collagen.

Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling is the more aggressive CO2 procedure offered at Evolutions, so the columns produced by the laser are closer together and deeper than with our lighter CO2 treatment (Smartlase CO2 Resurfacing). The result is significant skin improvement with a single treatment.

Good candidates for Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling are clients who would like to see improvements in a variety of areas with their skin (including fine lines, wrinkles, tone, textural irregularities, and skin laxity) with a single non-surgical treatment and are okay with some downtime (typically 4-7 days).

There are some medical conditions that are contraindications to treatment. These include pregnancy, people who have used Accutane within 6 months, and people who are on photosensitizing medication.

A comprehensive consultation with one of our well-qualified clinicians is the best way to determine if Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling is a good choice for you.

Most clients see noticeable improvements with just one treatment in multiple of the following areas:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage such as age spots
  • Textural irregularities 
  • Skin tone and texture
  • Overall health and vitality of the skin

If desired, a second treatment can be done after approximately 6 months, which will further improve results.

One of our biggest areas of focus at Evolutions is your comfort. Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling is our most aggressive non-surgical procedure, so we offer a few different types of pain management. We start by applying a powerful topical numbing application up to an hour before your treatment begins. For clients who would like it, we also provide both minor oral sedation and local anesthetic. This combination of measures is meant to ensure you are able to go through the procedure with a minimal amount of discomfort.

The general rule of thumb with cosmetic medical procedures is the greater the result achieved with each treatment, the more downtime is associated with that procedure. Most clients receive significant results from a single Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling Session, so some downtime is associated with it. 4-7 days of healing time is typical before being able to put on makeup and return to regular daily activities. There may be some minor residual pinkness to the skin as in continues to heal for the next 4-8 weeks, but it is typically easily covered with makeup.

For clients who would like to minimize downtime as much as possible, we recommend adding the Exosome Regenerative Complex+ topical post care solution to your treatment.

The Exosome Regenerative Complex+ post care solution was created by Benev using a proprietary and patented manufacturing technology to isolate and refine highly purified exosomes. It is based on the most cutting-edge scientific breakthrough for skin rejuvenation and regeneration. Exosomes are responsible for cell-to-cell communication and for facilitating the exchange of RNA and other important proteins between cells (e.g. fibroblasts, keratinocytes, immune cells, etc.), in addition to transferring numerous growth factors and cytokines and genetic materials that have shown signs of tissue repair and improving skin cells.

Clients taking advantage of this add-on typically see faster healing and enhanced overall results.

Evolutions is pleased to offer fractional CO2 treatments with the advanced DEKA DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) CO2 Laser System.  The DEKA DOT optimizes traditional CO2 treatments by producing MicroAblative Columns (MACs) of injury to the tissue while preserving untreated skin between these spots. This promotes collagen remodeling while providing rapid healing and patient comfort.  This innovative technology includes the UltraFine Fractional Scanner which allows your clinician to select from multiple settings including size, shape, density and duration of each pulse.  This customization of applied energy tailors the treatment to rapidly and effectively treat damaged skin and achieve the best results.


Before and After – Fractional CO2 Dermal Remodeling