Arthur N. Falk, MD
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon & Laser Specialist
Offices in Albany NY & Saratoga Springs

Call Us:  518-262-7193



Lasers : C02 Fractional Laser


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Laser Skin Resurfacing | Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Serving Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Capital District and Troy, New York

Laser skin resurfacing uses fractional laser resurfacing technology including the CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) fractional laser to treat wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, face blemishes, stretch marks, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Falk at The Face and Skin Center has all of the treatments for your laser skin resurfacing needs.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Before and After
Individual results may vary.

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CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser resurfacing is the newest and most advanced laser skin resurfacing technology available. It takes advantage of the CO2 wavelength, which is the industry standard for wrinkle reduction , skin tightening, and scar treatments, but packages it in a far more patient-friendly way. Dr Falk is exclusively performing CO2 fractional laser resurfacing in Upstate NY with the amazing DOT SmartXide laser by Deka. The older methods of laser resurfacing using the CO2 laser to peel the entire face all at once was associated with a high risk of skin discoloration, prolonged redness, and scarring. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, which is a partial peeling method, is a significant advancement over this older technique with a shorter recovery, while providing many of the same benefits for your skin. Ablative CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing complements Fraxel-Re-Store™, our nonablative fractional technology, for those individuals who can tolerate a little more down time and have more substantial skin issues.


In this procedure, the laser beam is broken up into a set of tiny micro beams determined by a computer generated pattern. Because there are many small laser beams hitting your skin, there are areas in between the beams not affected by the laser. These untreated areas facilitate a much quicker recovery than you would experience if the laser hit your skin in one concentrated beam. As a result, you will have a significantly smaller risk of complications associated with the procedure.


CO2 fractional laser resurfacing promotes skin rejuvenation by stimulating production of new collagen in the laser-treated areas. As a result, your skin will appear much smoother in a short period of time.


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Benefits of CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Some of the benefits of CO2 fractional laser resurfacing include:

  • Short (4-7 days) recovery period
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Safe and effective for most skin surface areas
  • Skin appearance continues to improve for 6 months following the procedure due to the stimulation of new collagen production

CO2 fractional laser resurfacing can be used to treat aging skin in the following regions:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Hands

Experience the Difference

Dr. Falk uses only the finest in CO2 fractional laser technology with his patients. He uses DOT SmartXide technology for all of his procedures. SmartXide with a an extremely small spot size, variable dwell time and overlap, delivers optimal flexibility to tailor treatments to each individual’s needs. This translates into superior results when compared to other CO2 fractional devices including Fraxel-Re-Pair® and Active FX™.


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