Fractional Ablative Resurfacing
Wrinkles, lax skin, age spots and scars can be dramatically reduced with Fractional Ablative Resurfacing or fractional laser skin resurfacing.
There are several resurfacing lasers that we use – Fraxel Re:pair, Lumenis Active FX/Deep FX, and Sciton ProFractional to remove sun-damaged and aging skin, layer by layer.
The Fractional Lasers offer deeper dermal penetration than traditional treatments, and deliver laser pulses in fractional patterns. The laser heats tiny columns of tissue on the skin surface while leaving the surrounding tissue untreated, thus allowing the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area is treated at once. This method stimulates the body’s natural regenerative responses to produce smoother, tighter and younger looking skin.
The fractional ablative resurfacing technology is effective not just for your face, but also your neck, shoulders, arms, hands and other parts of the body.
What conditions can be treated?
- Sun damage
- Crow’s feet
- Brown spots
- Enlarged Pores
- Precancerous growths
- Chicken pox scars
- Superficial facial scars
What are the advantages?
Shorter recovery time than traditional treatments are often noted, with most of our patients able to apply makeup one week after the procedure.
What type of anesthesia is required?
Laser skin resurfacing is performed in our office with topical anesthesia and other medications. The entire procedure can take anywhere from 30 minute to two hours to perform, depending on the size and condition of the treated area. Some patients may require more than one procedure in order to achieve their desired results.
If you are interested in learning more about laser skin resurfacing, please call us today to schedule a consultation.