Laser Treatments

Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment used for facial resurfacing, designed to address common skin concerns such as wrinkles and fine lines, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. This advanced technology delivers precise energy to the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting new cellular growth for smoother, more youthful-looking skin. The Cutera Secret Pro Laser can adjust its treatment range in skin depth for specific concerns and can add combination treatments to amplify results, giving tailored solutions to numerous skin concerns and creating a “glass skin” appearance.

At FCP Dermatology, we pride ourselves on our fractional CO2 laser resurfacing expertise, utilizing the innovative Cutera Secret Pro system to deliver safe and effective results tailored to individual skincare needs.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Indications

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Sun Spot Treatment

Fractional CO2 laser therapy targets sun spots by emitting a concentrated beam of light that penetrates the skin’s surface, causing the damaged skin cells containing melanin to break apart and fade away.

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Acne Scar Treatment

Fractional CO2 laser therapy targets acne scars by inducing controlled micro-injuries in the skin, prompting the body’s natural healing response to remodel collagen and elastin, resulting in smoother, more even skin texture.

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Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Fractional CO2 laser therapy stimulates collagen and elastin production to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles creating a “polished” skin appearance.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Introduction to Fractional CO2 Skin Resurfacing

The Secret Pro laser deeply penetrates into the skin to remodel scar tissue, wrinkles, and fine lines, making it an ideal choice for acne scar treatment and aging skin. Overall skin texture is improved for a glass skin appearance. The laser treatment can also target sun damage, such as sunspots and photodamage, restoring skin brightness to your complexion.

The laser stimulates collagen production within the skin, which is essential for reducing the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. Collagen remodeling results in a skin tightening treatment, firming the skin and resulting in a more youthful appearance.The Secret Pro laser’s most significant benefit is coupling its RF microneedling treatment with its fractional CO2 laser. Collagen remodels throughout the entire skin layer, from foundation to surface. Combining these treatments brings collagen remodeling to the next level, improving laxity and sagging and providing a more lifted appearance for total skin revitalization.

Stimulates collagen renewal, reducing wrinkles and scars for a youthful glow.

Minimizes pore size and firms skin, creating a smoother, more youthful look.

Addresses imperfections like sun damage and uneven tone for a radiant complexion.

Requires less downtime than other laser treatments, allowing a quick return to routine.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Secret Pro’s Fractional CO2 Laser

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a versatile solution for skin polishing, functioning as the ultimate anti-aging laser treatment. The CO2 gas is emitted in tiny, fractionated pulses of light energy, creating micro-injuries. The body’s natural healing response stimulates collagen production and remodeling, effectively targeting skin concerns such as sun spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture, loose skin, fine lines, and wrinkles through a combination of mechanisms. Unlike traditional ablative laser resurfacing technology, which injures all surrounding tissue, the tiny pulses can penetrate finely and deeper into the skin, leaving the surrounding area intact and fostering faster recovery time.

FCP Dermatology proudly incorporates the Cutera Secret Pro into our skin resurfacing services because of its proven efficacy and adaptability to various skin types, making it the best choice for ultimate facial rejuvenation.

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What To Expect During a Fractional C02 Treatment

The Ideal candidates for Cutera Secret Pro are individuals seeking to improve various skin concerns such as discolouration, dullness, texture issues, fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. Individuals looking to smooth skin texture from acne scarring can greatly benefit from fractional CO2 laser treatment. Ideal candidates may also be interested in an anti-aging treatment to tighten their skin and reduce skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles to maintain youthful-looking skin. Suitable for all skin types, the laser skin treatment can resurface superficially or deeper skin, addressing and targeting these various concerns.

We assess your skincare concerns through an initial consultation. Our experienced dermatologist will evaluate your skin type, specific concerns and medical history to tailor the treatment plan to your needs.

The procedure will begin with applying a topical numbing cream to ensure minimal discomfort throughout the treatment. After taking effect, our skilled practitioner will maneuver the Secret Pro laser over the targeted areas of your skin, emitting controlled pulses of energy. You may experience a warm sensation or mild tingling. The length of the procedure depends on the size of the area treated but typically ranges from 15 to 60 minutes.


Immediate redness and swelling are expected and typically subside within a few hours to a day. Our team will provide you with detailed post-procedure instructions, including skincare recommendations and sun protection measures, to help facilitate the healing process and maximize the benefits of the treatment.

CO2 Fractional Laser therapy will show initial skin improvements within the first week after treatment. As the skin heals and collagen production is stimulated, gradual improvements become more apparent, with further enhancement observed over the following weeks and months.

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Meet Our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist

Our Dermatologist

A life dedicated to Dermatology and skin care​

Dr. Kristy Bailey is a Double Board-Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director and Founder of FCP Dermatology. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology and is recognized as an expert in cosmetic injectables and minimally invasive procedures. 

Her vision was for a world-class facility where patients can feel safe, comfortable, and pampered. A little oasis in the busy financial district, where everyone leaves looking more rested and youthful. 

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Dr. Kristy Bailey


Dermatology Treatments

We offer a wide range of Dermatology treatments

We offer over 40 different dermatology and skin care treatments including; Botox, filler, facials, peels, body rejuvenation, face lifts, brow lifts, mole removal, wart removal, laser hair removal, dermal fillers, skin boosters, Radiesse filler, Sculptra, Belkyra Deoxycholic Acid, PRP treatment, botox for hyperhidrosis, Sclerotherapy for spider veins, hydrafacials, medical microneedling, carbon peels, vampire facials, green peels, skin tightening, melasma treatments, hyperpigmentation treatments, skin resurfacing and much more.

Specialists in CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

FCP Dermatology is your Toronto Dermatology Clinic! Learn more about our CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments by contacting our team.

All treatments are overseen by our Dermatologist

There are hundreds of nerves and arteries in your face and only a Board-Certified Dermatologist should be trusted to inject it.

At FCP Dermatology, all of our injections are performed by our Double-Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Kristy Bailey, MD, FRCPC, DABD.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure that uses fractional laser technology to target specific areas of the skin, promoting collagen production and improving skin texture and tone.

While some patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, topical numbing cream is applied to minimize pain or discomfort.

The number of sessions needed varies depending on individual skin concerns and desired outcomes. Typically, multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart are recommended for optimal results.

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing can significantly improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, diminish hyperpigmentation and acne scars, and enhance overall skin tone and brightness.

Yes, some downtime is typically associated with fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing, including redness, swelling, and peeling. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve within a week.

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing results can be long-lasting, but maintenance treatments may be necessary to sustain optimal results over time.

While rare, potential risks and side effects may include infection, scarring, changes in skin pigmentation, and prolonged redness or swelling. However, these risks are minimized when a qualified dermatologist performs the procedure.

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is safe and effective for all skin types, but the treatment parameters may be adjusted based on individual skin characteristics.

Yes, fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is highly effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars by promoting collagen remodelling and skin renewal.

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing can be combined with other aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peels or microneedling, to enhance results.

Results may vary, but skin texture and tone improvement can typically be seen within a few weeks after treatment, with continued improvement over time.

Yes, the Cutera Secret Pro laser can target delicate areas around the eyes, such as crow's feet or under-eye wrinkles.

Yes, fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing can be customized to suit the needs of sensitive skin individuals, with appropriate treatment parameters adjustments.

Yes, fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is suitable for both men and women looking to improve the appearance of their skin and address common concerns such as wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

Post-treatment care may include using gentle skin care products, avoiding sun exposure, and applying sunscreen regularly to protect the skin during healing.

The duration of each session varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific concerns being addressed, but it typically lasts between 30 minutes and an hour.

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing can be safely performed on adults of all ages, but consultation with a dermatologist is recommended to determine if the treatment is suitable for individual needs.

Yes, fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing can effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin remodelling.

While downtime is minimal, it is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and direct sun exposure for a few days following treatment to allow the skin to heal correctly.

Since fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is considered a cosmetic procedure, it is typically not covered by OHIP. However, our clinic offers flexible payment options to make treatment more accessible to our patients.

At FCP Dermatology we offer a wide range of Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology services, in a 5-star luxury setting. 

100 King St W CN 0110, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 

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