Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can erase year from your face and improve the appearance of wrinkles and pigment, but it is not a lunch time peel. CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing uses small columns of fractionated energy to ablate the areas of damaged skin. Tiny wounds are made and the surrounding healthy skin helps with healing, making new collagen and elastin. By Targeting zones deep in the skin as opposed to the entire skin surface, fractional CO2 resurfcaing is a one time treatment performed with local anesthetic. It offers mild imporvement in wrinkles, discoloration and scarring by stimulating collagen production. Skin tightening is also a result.