Surgical treatment by CO2 laser
CO2 laser is an ablative surgical laser technique. It involves controlled photothermolysis which destroys the epidermis and, where necessary, the superficial or deep dermis depending on the lesion to be treated.
This technique results in better quality of healing of benign lesions (warts, condylomas, wart-like naevi, neurofibromas, sebaceous adenomas, xanthelasma…) and certain superficial pre-cancerous lesions (keratosis, Bowen’s disease…)
CO2 laser also makes it possible to reduce acne scars or post-traumatic damage.
This type of laser treatment is also used to smooth wrinkles (laser resurfacing). This is a highly effective technique in the treatment of cutaneous ageing but it is invasive with long and difficult sequels. It has now been replaced in this indication by fractionated CO2 laser.