What is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Fractional Laser Resurfacing is a procedure that is used by doctors to reverse signs of aging by using intense micro-pulses of light and heat to invigorate skin and stimulate new cell production. By dissolving molecular bonds in old skin, Fractional Laser Resurfacing treats wrinkles, sun damage and pockmarks from acne scars.
The advantages of Fractional Laser Resurfacing over other types of skin laser treatments are numerous. “Fractional” refers to the way the laser is applied to the skin – by applying many hundreds or thousands of pinpricks of the beam to the skin and leaving the unaffected healthy skin in between each laser point, the procedure is less painful, faster-healing, and as effective as many older methods of laser treatments. In addition, the deep penetration of the light stimulates collagen production over long periods of time, resulting in a lasting improvement to skin texture and elasticity.
The procedure is performed in-office with a topical anesthetic. The office will work hard to minimize any discomfort associated with the procedure and help you apply makeup at the completion of your treatment.
Treatment results from Fractional Laser Resurfacing are long-term and, with proper sun protection, last years. As time goes on, other improvements – such as the increased formation of firming collagen – becomes more evident over time. It is a procedure that brings delight immediately as well as over time.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulates new collagen growth
- Improves skin tone and texture