iPixel Co2 By Alma Lasers

iPixel Co2 Laser Resurfacing in Essex

For those of you who have been with us since 2003 when JR medical started to operate, you know that we have had a few different Co2 lasers on offer in the past.

However, no matter what technology or treatment we used, we couldn’t seem to achieve the results that we were looking for. For example, ice pick acne scars or loose sagging skin does not respond fully to anything except fractional or full ablative Co2 treatments.

But now, with state of the art technology, iPixel Co2 from Alma lasers, we can utilise so many different techniques in one simple procedure.

iPixel Co2 By Alma Lasers - What to expect

On the day of treatment, we ask you to come for your treatment showered and with no makeup. We would then numb you with a very strong local anaesthetic for 45 minutes and then take you to the treatment room. Depending on whether we perform a full ablation or fractional Co2, you can feel some degree of discomfort which is tolerable.

What should you expect after treatment?

Straight after treatment, you will be feeling like a severe sunburn and you will look extremely red. We will then apply post treatment creams which help you sooth and calming down majorly straightaway. We will supply you with all your post-treatment care that you would need and advise you on do’s and don’t.

For those of you who are prone to cold sores, we will prescribe a preventive dose of antivirus tablets just to make sure you are on the safe side. You shouldn’t take a shower on the night of treatment but from next morning you can take a shower with Luke warm water. On the first evening, the area of treatment will be sore and uncomfortable so we advise on taking pain killers to have a good night sleep. We also suggest having antihistamine tablets, whichever you normally take, for the next morning.

The morning after the treatment, the area would be extremely tight and scabby but not as sore. The secret behind successful treatment from this point onwards lay in your hand rather than us as you have to use a very thick layer of creams and oils to moisturise your skin.

On days 3 to 5 depending on the severity of the treatment we have performed, the skin would peel off from the scabs and red row skin would form underneath.

Bear in mind that keeping the skin moist and protected from the sun is very important for this treatment.

The image demonstrates the skin peeling phase with creams applied.

How soon would you see results?

Depending on the level of treatment the actual result could show from 1 month to 6 months later.

​How many sessions would you require?

Depending on the severity of the problem and intensity of the treatment performed you might require anything from 1 to 4 sessions of treatment.

Who would benefit from Co2 laser resurfacing?

Those suffering from severe acne scars, diffuse lines and wrinkles, severe sun damage, loose and sagging skin, stretch marks and a lot more other conditions which can not be addressed by filling them up or other lasers, would respond to this laser.

For more information from Alma lasers, click on the 'more info' link below.

JR Medical is a clinic in southend with over 25 years of professional experience in the cosmetic industry. All treatments are administered by an experienced professional and include a free follow-up consultation to review your treatment as part of our ethically responsible service.

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