Every person’s skin is unique by design and tells a story of where you have been. As it can easily deteriorate due to stress, sunlight, pollution and other external factors, causing wrinkles, blemishes and other unsightly features, those looking to rectify this now have a very effective solution.

CO2 Fractional Laser treatment

Every person’s skin is unique by design and tells a story of where you have been. As it can easily deteriorate due to stress, sunlight, pollution and other external factors, causing wrinkles, blemishes and other unsightly features, those looking to rectify this now have a very effective solution.

CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment is a surgical Carbon Dioxide laser that essentially speeds up your skin’s healing process by removing old and tired cells by means of a laser. This leaves the targeted area of skin looking and feeling tighter and rejuvenated.

Treatment time:

20 – 60 minutes depending on the area being treated


Either topical, local or oral sedation.


7 – 10 days

Discomfort Level:



Initial results visible after 6 weeks; full results visible after 3 months.


Indefinitely, with regular maintenance treatments
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Who Will Benefit From CO2 Fractional Laser?

This treatment is ideal for those who feel they are looking tired. From fine lines to crow’s feet and irregular pigmentation due to age spots or even old acne scars, it’s the preferred solution for people wanting to slow down the ageing process and rejuvenate the skin.

Essentially, the upper layers of the skin are vaporised, removing the superficial skin layers. This direct photothermal effect therefore removes the dull upper layers of the skin and stimulates new collagen.

It is a fairly severe procedure requiring 7 days downtime post-procedure. Those with advanced sun damage would significantly benefit from this treatment, however, the CO2RE is also effective for patients looking interested in a once-off treatment rejuvenation treatment rather than multiple less invasive skin rejuvenating treatments.

What To Expect From Your CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment

The benefits of CO2RE treatment includes a significantly smoother skin appearance, improved tone and texture, evening out wrinkles and reducing the severity of acne scarring. The procedure rarely lasts a little longer than 60 minutes, However, the downtime of between 7 – 10 days can expected, depending on your skin’s healing capacity.

“You have to be happy in your own skin” – Jada Pinkett-Smith

Are There Any Risks Involved?

CO2RE treatments remove the upper layers of the skin resulting in a controlled “burn” wound of the face. Therefore, recovery time is of importance and it is essential to understand the risks. These include possible burns, scarring and pigment changes of the skin. All these complications are correctable, although the process needed to reverse pigmentary changes or pigmented scars may be complex. In patients with darker skin types, these risks are increased. Most of these risks can however be prevented with specialised pre and post-treatment medications which support healthy healing during the recovery process.

Herpes cold sore outbreaks are possible in those carrying the virus (please remember to inform us during our consultation should you have a history of cold sores). Any history of delayed wound healing or keloid formation is also important.

However, receiving this treatment by a trained professional with years of experience such as Dr Nerina Wilkinson, errors are significantly minimised. All of these risks will be discussed during your consultations.



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The Skin Science Team

About Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates

We pride ourselves on affording our patients the best service through their journey with us. Whether you are having a skin treatment with one of our skin care experts, aesthetic medical treatments or having cosmetic surgery, the team at Dr Nerina Wilkinson and Associates will be there for you, every step of the way.

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As an all-female team, we understand the importance of naturally beautiful looking skin. Known as leaders in the skincare industry we have pioneered industry-changing rejuvenation techniques and signature procedures such as 3D Microneedling™, Forma hydralyftTM, and Glow GetterTM .

“Every day I look in the mirror, I can’t believe that this new skin in mine! I reached a point in my life where I thought that I would have to live with the consequences of the severe sun damage I have caused myself through years of surfing. Not only have you given me new skin Nerina, you have actually given me a new life.”

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