carbon-dioxide-based-fractional-laser.jpg A new carbon dioxide fractional laser device, developed by California-based Lumenous Device Technologies, has been deployed in UT Southwestern Medical Center. This is one of only two centers in the United States that received the Food and Drug Administration-approved laser for initial testing. In UT Southwestern, Plastic surgeons have already completed the testing and are using the laser.

Major Highlights
a. This laser has a large arm and two heads
b. This is a combination of minute focused columns of laser-induced injury with heat deposition.
c. It has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin.
d. It helps in the reduction of wrinkles, tightening of surface structures and treatment pigmentation differences.
e. It causes less skin damage.
f. The procedure can be done in an office.
g. It may require some local or regional anesthetic.
h. Recovery time depends on the type of procedure.
i. However, usual recovery time is between three and five days.

Cost
$500 to $3,000 depending on requirement