Laser CO2 for scar reduction



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Laser CO2 for scar reduction

In some patients and after surgery bad scaring may appear. With Fractioned CO2 we generate photo-thermolysis easily and safely vaporizing damaged cells, an ablative effect on skin that brings the production of new cells and abundant subdermal collagen that is translated in thinning of them, flattening, reduction of edema and red color, normalization of its texture and elimination of pigmentation.

It is a procedure that takes 40 minutes, in which the first 20 are skin cleaning and putting anesthesia. Laser application takes 15 minutes and it produces mild redness that improves from the second day on. This procedure does not cause any medical leave.

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Dr. Minyor Avellaneda

Academic Training
  • Member of the Colombian Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Society.
  • Associated member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
  • Volunteer at Fundación Operación Sonrisa Colombia (Operation Smile Internacional).
  • University of Birmingham, Alabama (United States), Observership.
  • Maxillofacial and pediatric surgery atChildren's Hospital Alabama (United States)
  • Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Universidad El Bosque.
  • Physician - Surgeon Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá.


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1How long does this procedure take?
This procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Nevertheless, depending on size of scar, it may take more or less.
2How long is the recovery?
Patient may return to working activities immediately, nevertheless treated skin takes 8 days to heal.
3What post-surgery precautions must I have?
Basically, to follow recommendations and take medication. Moisten well the area treated and keep it covered with micropore.
4Who is an ideal prospect?
Every patient who has a scar from surgery (lipectomy, belly button) is a prospect, and who is not satisfied with it. Also, any nonsurgical scar, for example from wounds.
5With what other names is this procedure known as?
Laser scar reduction, fractioned CO2 laser.
6Am I going to have anti-aesthetic scars after the procedure?
No, laser aims precisely at enhancing scars, reducing their thickness, texture and color.
7Can this procedure be combined?
Yes, most of the times it is combined with other aesthetic procedures, also with surgeries.
8Does it hurt much?
It causes mild pain thus we apply local anesthesia. After the procedure is performed there is no pain.