19 Feb Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
The Fractional Laser is a revolutionary laser treatment which helps you take years off your appearance. Fractional photothermolysis involves treating a fraction of skin at a time, without affecting the surrounding tissue. It can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin (dermis). The amount of skin treated can be varied, making it suitable for all skin conditions and colors. Furthermore, results can be achieved without the downtime, pain, and complications of traditional lasers. These laser columns stimulate the production of younger, smoother, and healthier skin to replace damaged tissue.
What conditions are applicable in receiving treatment?
- Wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital wrinkles)
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Age spots/sunspots (pigmented lesions)
- Melasma (irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose)
- Skin resurfacing
- Repair skin from photo-ageing
What are the benefits of receiving treatment?
- Smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin
- Improved tone and texture
- Removal of unwanted brown spots
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
How does the treatment work?
Laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact — which promotes very rapid healing. The treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new and healthy skin cells, from the inside out.
After treatment care
- Use plenty of SPF 30+ several times a day and avoid large amounts of sun exposure, if at all
- possible. Avoid intense sun exposure for at least 1 months after your last treatment. If sun exposure is necessary, wear clothing that covers the treated area.
- Apply a light cream moisturizer whenever your skin feels dry.
- For mild pimple breakouts, keep your skin moisturized.
- Do not use abrasive scrubs or toners for a week or so after the last treatment. Allow the skin to fully heal
- before returning to normal skin care routines. Please read the labels. If your products have any glycolic acids or Retinoic acid in them, discontinue use for two weeks before the procedure and two weeks after the procedure.
- Cleanse and moisturize daily, with light and mild products.
- If you have a history of cold sores, please inform your doctor.
How is a treatment performed?
First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic ointment will be applied to the treatment area. The procedure takes 20 to 25 minutes for the full face.