Ablative CO2 laser

All the time, the surface of the skin has multiple battles to fight.

Acne breakouts, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads all leave their scars behind. Time brings with it wrinkles, lines and age spots. Sun damage burns-in hyperpigmentation spots. Environmental threats like UV exposure and pollution can further deteriorate the skin and cause skin discoloration. As age, collagen production declines and collagen degradation increases.

Skin Battles Lasting!


Fortunately, resurfacing the upper layers can clear them away.

During the 1990s, the ability to apply high energy with short-pulse durations made what is termed fully ablative “traditional” CO2 very popular. Never before had a device been able to produce such changes in the appearance and function of skin. Those results, however, come with side effects such as prolonged erythema and delayed hypopigmentation. Thus, today there are few instances where traditionally ablative CO2 laser resurfacing is indicated.

Until 2004, Manstein et al developed the ablative fractional CO2 laser technology which creating micro thermal injury to skin in a fractional pattern in an attempt to achieve results similar to fully ablative resurfacing while maintaining significantly reduced side effect profile. After that, ablative fractional CO2 laser device entered the market in large quantities, and in hopes of delivering even better results. Nowadays,theablativefractionalCO2 laser has really been the golden standard treatment for skin resurfacing.

Here it is, The Return of the CO2 Laser!

How does the reboot CO2 laser work?

❶Ablation
❷Coagulation
Reversible Thermal Effect

Ex vivo (porcine skin) histology of CO2 laserbeams

The ablative fractional CO2 laser resurfacing combines the concept of fractional photothermolysis with an ablative 10600-nm laser wavelength.

Fractional Photothermolysis (FP) revolutionized laser surgery by enabling the delivery of dermal coagulative injury without confluent epidermal damage. Originally designed to emit a shorter nonablative wavelength, FP systems deliver microthermal zones (MTZ), which are columns of controlled thermal injury to the skin in an evenly spaced pattern. MTZ are surrounded by healthy, untreated skin, which allows for rapid reepithelialization. Repair of dermal injury is also accelerated because the nearby healthy fibroblasts can upregulate collagen production and facilitate collagen remodeling. Efforts to improve upon nonablative FP systems have led to the development of a new generation of fractional ablative CO2 lasers.

By combining with an ablative 10600-nm wavelength, the ablative fractional CO2 laser achieves controlled tissue vaporization (ablation) and thermally-induced dermal coagulation extending to far greater depths than those of both traditional CO2 lasers and newer nonablative devices, and thereby produces greater tissue contraction, collagen production, and dermal remodeling.

Why XCO2® ?

As an innovator in dermatologic and aesthetic lasers, Osiria® is very proudly to launch the latest generation CO2 device, XCO2®, the first multigraphic versatile CO2 resurfacing laser in the market.

Designed from the inside out, the XCO2® system has fully integrated Osiria®’s innovative technologies, like GSD and CPS technology etc., and has become a comprehensive work station with 30+ indications cleared in multiple medical specialties, including dermatology, plastic surgery, and gynecology.

Harnessing the Power of the XCO2® system and helping your practice grow quickly.

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