Fractional CO2 Laser

What is Fractional CO2 Laser?

The Fractional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser is an ablative laser which is commonly used for the treatment of acne scars and skin rejuvenation.



What is it used for?

The Fractional CO2 Laser gently peels the skin to improve the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, skin texture, pores, and even pigmentation.

They work by promoting new skin growth and collagen formation, thereby improving the quality of our skin. Some benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser includes:

Smooths deep wrinkles and fine lines

Lightens pigmentations

Tightens skin

Lightens acne scars

Reduces pore size

Improves skin texture

How does it work?

The Fractional CO2 laser uses computer-generated, pixelated, and electronically-generated grids to target small microscopic areas over the face (20%-40% of surface area). These lasers remove the superficial to middle layers of the skin in tiny dots all over the face.

Since the targeted areas are microscopic, the unaffected areas help to heal the affected areas, reducing the downtime from two weeks to five days.

It is suitable for lighter skin types.

What to expect during treatment?

Numbing cream would be applied on the treatment area before the procedure.

One session could take 30 minutes to an hour to complete depending on the treatment. The doctor will treat the entire face although he may concentrate on specific areas for better effect.

Post-treatment care

There might be mild swelling post treatment but it will resolve on its own with time.

To soothe and speed up recovery of your post-laser skin, spray Halley’s Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence toner on your skin frequently throughout the day for one to two days. The skincare toner contains calming and anti-inflammatory ingredients that will aid recovery of post-laser skin.

Tiny scabs would appear one to two days after the treatment, which is part of the healing process. Do not peel off the scabs. They will drop off naturally after five to seven days.

Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always apply sunscreen before going out.

Post-treatment BFFs

These two complementary products are essential for optimal recovery:

  • Halley’s Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence

Halley’s Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence cools down the heat you may feel post-laser and reduces any post-laser redness. It contains chamomile, liquorice, and witch hazel, which are known for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties.


  • Halley’s Brilliance Super Recovery Cream

Halley’s Brilliance Super Recovery Cream contains vitamin K and arnica extract to accelerate recovery.

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The use of these treatments/products is dependent on the clinical assessment and judgement of a medical professional. Please consult a medical doctor for an informed discussion on the use of this treatment/product.