Fractional Laser Procedures
The treatment of choice for acne scars or signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity and uneven pigmentation is Fractional Laser Skin Rejuvenation.
The Fractional CO2 Laser is a revolutionary new treatment for Skin Rejuvenation that makes it possible for you to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post treatment down time. A single treatment can show significant improvement in skin texture and color while softening wrinkles.
How Fractional Laser Treatment Works
The Laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy (each about the size of a hair) to the top and mid layers of the skin with minimal discomfort. This results in….
- Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin
- Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
- Removal of age and sun spots
- New collagen production* for up to 6 months following treatment
Fractional means that only a fraction of the skin surface is exposed to the laser beam, leaving untreated skin around each treated micro spot. This promotes fast natural healing and a short recovery time. The beneficial effects of the laser beam expands under the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production across the entire area. This innovative technology minimizes discomfort during the treatment, so that for most patients a topical anesthetic is all that is necessary.
Planning For Your Laser Treatment
Prior to Treatment – Your doctor will discuss which areas of your skin will benefit from Fractional CO2 Laser treatments as well as the results you can expect. In most cases, Fractional laser treatment can be safely performed on the face, neck, chest and hands. Usually, a single treatment produces satisfying results. If desired, a second treatment can be scheduled 8 weeks after the first.
The Treatment – The treatment is done in the comfort of your doctor’s office. The areas to be treated are thoroughly washed and the skin is dried prior to treatment. Although some patients do not require a topical anesthetic, your doctor will determine what is best for you and your treatment. During treatment you will feel a warm sensation on the skin. This is to be expected. Treatment time for a full face is approximately 30 minutes.
Post Treatment – You will have a slight burning sensation similar to sunburn, which lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Your skin will show a fine pinpoint like pattern as a result of therapeutic beams.
Above is a highly magnified image of the skin 48 hours after treatment. This fine pinpoint pattern is typical. In some cases, redness of skin and swelling may occur but generally subside within 24 hours. Apply a fragrance and preservative free moisturizer to the treated area as directed by your doctor.
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