Fractional Skin Resurfacing is a laser treatment that stimulates your skin’s renewal process to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin marred by acne scarring, aging, and sun damage.
Fractional Skin Resurfacing involves a heated laser that is applied to a problem area on the outer layer of the skin in fractionated quantities, which then triggers the body’s natural response system to produce new collagen to heal. The result is firmer, tighter skin that appears healthy and smooth with minimal recovery time. Fractional Skin Resurfacing can be applied to the face, neck, eyelids, hands, and scars to improve skin texture and elasticity. Depending on the condition of your skin, the treatment is administered in a series of up to 6 sessions, with a recommended 4 weeks in between sessions, in order to maximize the safe and natural growth of new skin tissue.
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is good for treating acne scars, eye wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, surgical scars, and textural irregularities. Depending on the condition of your skin, it can be more effective than Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, or Photorejuvenation procedures. Fractional lasers were developed to shorten recovery time since some of the skin is left untreated to help the treated skin heal faster and reduce the risk of side effects. Soon after treatment, your skin will feel softer, look brighter, and show a more even skin tone. Over the course of the next 3-6 months, your skin will continue to improve as the deeper layers of skin continue to heal. The results of the procedure can last for several years depending on your age and skin condition.
Fractional Skin Resurfacing is effective on most skin types, though patients may experience some peeling, mild scabbing, and redness within 5-7 days after each session. A cold compress or cold water spray can be used as needed to calm and cool the skin. Avoid bathing in very hot water, strenuous exercise, and massage for a few days post treatment. Depending on the skin problem that was treated, healing typically takes 10-21 days. Once healed, you can wear oil-free makeup to minimize redness, which usually fades within a few months.
Laser Skin Resurfacing is a proven way to help reduce acne scars, age spots, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and more while simultaneously balancing skin tone and tightening the skin. With minimal side effects and a relatively quick recovery time, it is a great option for several types of skin renewal. The doctors and technicians at Calvine Medical Aesthetics can answer any questions you may have regarding Fractional Skin Resurfacing and are happy to schedule an appointment to get you on your way to better, brighter skin!