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Fractional CO2 Laser (Laser Skin Resurfacing) in Toronto

Fractional CO2 Laser Before & After Pictures

Procedure Time
1 hour
Recovery Time
2-7 days

How Much Does a Fractional CO2 Laser Cost?

Fractional Package – (6 Fractional Laser or RF): $4,999

Add 6 IPL or 6 Forma for an additional $999

Single Fractional treatment: $799 each

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Fractional CO2 Laser?

2-7 days, depending upon the intensity and energy levels of the treatment.

How Long Does a Fractional CO2/RF Laser Take?

Approximately 30-45 minutes.

What is a Fractional CO2 Laser?

The Fractional CO2 laser passes microscopic columns of energy into deep layers of the skin, creating a production of new collagen and elastin. The process allows for controlled damage to the cells, triggering the skin’s natural healing process. After the treatment, cells will grow back stronger, firmer, and faster, resulting in smoother and tighter evenly toned skin.

Who is a Fractional CO2 Laser Candidate?

Clients suffering from any of the following conditions might consider this treatment:

  • acne scars
  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • skin laxity of the jawline and neck
  • pigment irregularities

These and other skin conditions are the perfect candidates for this highly successful treatment. The result for our clients is a smoother, more uniform skin surface with fewer blemishes and indentations.

Benefits of a Fractional CO2 Laser

Revitalizing Your Skin
This modern fractional laser and RF treatment is far more effective than any cream, lotion, or serum on the market today, as it resurfaces your skin more safely and effectively than ever before. It also stimulates your existing collagen for firmer, more youthful skin. 

Diminishing Irregularities
When it comes to fortifying your skin, ridding it of irregularities or scarring, there is no better treatment than fractional laser/RF resurfacing. Reduce the appearance of pigmentation, minimize sun damage, and more with minimal downtime and discomfort.

Correct Signs of Advanced Aging
Shave years off of your appearance! Our Fractional CO2/RF Laser treatment leads to steady rejuvenation over several months, lasting up to several years. 

Promote Smoother, More Even Skin Texture
Due to the increased benefits, quicker healing times, fewer risks and lasting effects on the skin, fractional RF/ lasers have replaced non-fractional lasers in the field of aesthetic enhancement. 

Fractional CO2 Laser Risks

While this type of laser resurfacing has minimal discomfort after the procedure, the following side effects have been reported.

  • Redness, swelling, and itching
  • Acne
  • Infection
  • Changes in skin color
  • Scarring
  • Turning of the eyelid (ectropion)

Why Choose SpaMedica for a CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

SpaMedica, led by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Chen, is recognized as one of Canada’s top Laser Skin Care and Plastic Surgery Facilities. Our state-of-the-art laser equipment, comfortable procedure rooms, and expertly trained aestheticians set us apart.

Dr. Chen, a leading authority in advanced laser technology and skin resurfacing, ensures our procedures deliver fast recovery, minimal discomfort, and long-lasting improvement.

To date, we have performed CO2 laser resurfacing procedures on hundreds of satisfied clients.

Different Types of Fractional CO2/RF Laser

Fractional Erbium Laser
Erbium, or ErbiumYAG, lasers use infrared light to penetrate thermal energy superficially below the skin’s surface. Tiny microthermal zones are produced in the middle layer of skin, damaging collagen and aged skin cells, promoting the generation of new collagen and healthy cell regeneration. Erbium laser is a milder, less invasive treatment option than a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser.

Fractional CO2 Laser vs. Fractional Erbium Laser

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
While non-surgical, this treatment is considered to be more invasive than other skin resurfacing treatments, which is why it achieves such noticeable results. 

Fractional RF Resurfacing Treatment
Is also very popular and uses an array of silicone-coated needles that penetrate in unison across the skin’s surface and release ablative coagulation, stimulating a fractional production of new collagen, ground substance, wrinkle reduction and tightening.

Fractional Erbium Laser Treatment
Fractional erbium laser treatments are more common in older patients. As it is generally compared to micro-needling, the procedure targets tissue that is deeper below the surface, resulting in improved collagen production. Erbium fractional laser treatments are not ideal for darker skin tones due to a high risk of discoloration. Consult with Dr. Chen’s team for any hesitations. 

How CO2 Laser Treatment is Performed?

At SpaMedica, a consultant will conduct a thorough medical history and physical assessment. They will talk you through the options and help you select the most appropriate procedure for your skin.

The treatment, under Dr. Chen’s guidance, is administered in our state-of-the-art suites. We ensure a comfortable experience with the use of Nitrous Oxide, topical anesthesia, and local anesthesia. IV sedation may also be used for combined procedures.

How to Prepare for a Fractional CO2 Laser?

Here are some guidelines for how to prepare for your laser treatment:

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen one week before treatment.
  • Stop using irritating skin products, like retinoids, at least 24 hours before your
  • If taking anxiety or pain medication before the procedure, arrange transportation home.
  • Arrive with cleansed skin, free of makeup, lotions, powders, or perfumes.
  • Shave facial hair on the morning of treatment but avoid lotions or aftershave.
  • Remove contact lenses before treatment.

Fractional CO2 Laser Recovery & Timeline

You should expect some redness and warmth immediately after the procedure, subsiding within 2-48 hours.
You may return to work in 3 – 7 days, depending on the treatment’s intensity. We will provide a detailed post-care treatment sheet and discuss skincare routines during your consultation.

Most side effects subside within two weeks. Once healed, use green-based foundational makeup to tone down redness and opt for oil-free cosmetics. Our team will guide you through a detailed aftercare plan, including skincare routines and products to use or avoid for optimal healing and results.

Aftercare - Detailed Post-Treatment Care

Post-treatment skincare is crucial for optimal results. We recommend gentle, non-irritating cleansers and moisturizers to soothe the skin. Avoid products containing retinoids or other harsh chemicals for at least a week post-treatment.


  • Hydrating serums
  • Gentle cleansers
  • Broad-spectrum sunscreen


  • Exfoliating agents
  • Alcohol-based toners
  • Retinoids immediately post-treatment

Resume normal activities as advised by Dr. Chen, typically within a week. However, avoid strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks.

Best Procedures Paired with Fractional C02

Fractional CO2/RF can be best combined with Soft Tissue Fillers, Botox, suture suspension FaceLift -Threadlift, Browlift, Blepharoplasty, CheekLift and NeckLift.


How Painful is it to Get a CO2/RF Fractional Laser Treatment?

At SpaMedica, we are committed to reducing or eliminating painful treatments You’ve probably heard that laser treatments feel as if a rubber band is snapping against your skin. We use a potent combination of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), topical anesthetic cream, an air chiller and local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Though truthfully, the sensation depends on the depth and area of the procedure along with your pain tolerance. Deeper ablative laser treatments such as C02 /RF resurfacing may require a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. 

Is CO2 Laser Good for Acne Scars?

Yes, this type of treatment is safe and effective for facial acne scarring. Still, we recommend that you come in for a consultation to pinpoint exactly which laser or RF resurfacing procedure will work best for your complexion. 

How Long After a CO2 Treatment Should I Wait Before Botox or Dermal Filler Treatments?

Whether you have scheduled appointments for injectables before your CO2 treatment or vice versa, there should be a two-week window between each procedure to give the skin a chance to heal. Despite what you may have heard, laser treatments do not melt fillers. It’s actually recommended that Botox be injected at least two weeks before so that the collagen can support the smoothing of the skin. Having said that, Dr. Chen and the other SpaMedica Plastic Surgeons have a tremendous amount of treatment experience and will usually combine Fractional CO2/RF, Fillers and Botox in one carefully and expertly executed treatment session.

How Long Does Fraction CO2 / RF Laser Skin Resurfacing Last?

Most patients see a vast improvement in wrinkles, coloring irregularities, and scars. When you undergo this procedure for aging skin, patients look 10-15 years younger! When paired with a proper, disciplined skincare routine, and energy based device maintenance, your improvements will last for years to come.

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