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The ideal technology

for facial

rejuvenation and

removal of skin


CO2 Fractional Laser ReSurfacing – SmartXide DOT Therapy

  • Collagen Remodelling

  • Micro-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation

  • Rapid Healing

Fractional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) LASER is one of the most advanced procedures in the world of non-surgical treatments for skin rejuvenation. It can be safely used on all skin types, targeting water in the skin at it’s specific wavelength (10,600nm).

DOT stands for Dermal Optical Thermolysis which refers to the thousands of tiny columns of vaporized skin, surrounded by untreated skin to aid healing time and reduce complications.

The laser beam created from a CO2 system is a purified “collimated and coherent” beam which can be focused precisely on the desired target. It removed other wavelenths of light to leave only the 10.6nm wavelength beam, this targets human tissue as it interacts with water, as opposed to any specific colour as for example with hair removal/vein/tattoo treatment. 

Ideal for:

Fine & Deep Wrinkles

Sun Damage

Skin Resurfacing

Eye Rejuvenation

Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty

Hand Rejuvenation

Acne Scarring

Surgical Scarring

Keloid Scarring

Upper Lip Lines

Stretch Marks

Skin Discolouration


Enlarged Pores

Poor Texture

Neck, Chest Rejuvenation

Skin Tightening

Skin Lesions

Is CO2 different to other Fractional Laser sources?

Yes. There are many forms of “fractional” laser available, including the brand named “Fraxel”. It can be confusing to clearly understand which lasers are truly fractional, and also ablative. Deka’s SmartXide is famous for it’s versatility in the treatment protocols given the vast range of settings i.e. Spot Size, Spot Shape, Density, Pulse Duration, Smart Stacking option, Energy Level, as well as the pattern of treatment with the Smart Track setting. This gives over 1.5 millions possible combinations achieveable with the HiScan hand piece, permitting total personalisation of the procedure. 

CO2 LASER goes deeper than other ablative lasers such as Erbium. This gives better results for deeper lines and scars, as well as creating a greater tightening effect with the SmartPulse heating of the skin. Superficial treatments at a depth of 40-50 micrometres can be achieved, as well as a deeper penetration to the papillary and reticular dermis if required. 


Further Questions and Advice

Can CO2 Laser treatment delicate areas such as the eyes and lips?

Yes. This is one of it’s most popular treatment indications. The rejuvenation of the eye area with CO2 laser was made popular with the so-called “Madonna Eye Lift”, given due to the celebrities adoption of the treatment for improving skin in this area. It is also popular for treating the fine lines on the upper lip that tend to become bothersome from the late 30s and early 40s.

Can the Deka System perform “Traditional Skin Resurfacing”?

Yes, traditional skin resurfacing is achieved by increasing the density of the dots to 100%, therefore giving a fully ablative effect.

Can the Deka CO2 Laser perform “Laser Surgery”?

Yes. This is achieved using the 7” or 1.5” Handpieces. Further information coming soon...

Post Procedure Care

Sun Protection – Once going outdoor it’s essential to protect the skin Occlusion – usually with Vaseline in the initial days post-procedure Moisturisation – essential for healing skin post-procedure Prophylactic antibiotic/antiviral treatment – in some select cases to protect against infection

Side Effects

We endeavour to avoid all possible complications and it’s usually rare with safe practice, but below are some of the possible side-effects and complication known for CO2 Laser. Erythema (Redness) – normal reaction for a few days Oedema (Swelling) – normal reaction for a few days Pain – normal to feel some discomfort, but this is controlled with anaesthetic Crusting/Dryness – Normal dryness and bronzing. Occasionally crusting Bleeding – Possible, but unlikely. Settles with simple measures Infection – Rare, but bacterial, viral and fungal infection have been reported. Scarring – Rare Pigmentation changes – Rare, but possible in darker skin types mainly. This is mitigated using appropriate pre-procedure preparation i.e. Obagi Nu-Derm Eye Injury – Very Rare. Protection eyewear is used at all times when the laser is in operation.


Consultation fee: £45.00 - £95 Skin Lesion removal: from £295 Procedure fee: from £795.00 - £1950.00 per session

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