What are the benefits of fractional laser?
Fractional lasers are used in laser skin resurfacing to improve skin elasticity and texture, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, melasma and other skin discolorations. Unlike other laser skin resurfacing, fractional lasers only target small areas, leaving surrounding areas untouched. This can result in a faster, easier recovery. There are numerous types of fractional lasers that vary in many parameters including power, depth of treatment, percentage of skin treated, application of the laser, cost to purchase, speed, disposables and, consequently, results.
Is it safe?
Immediately after the procedure you may experience a mild redness, resembling light sunburn and some swelling may occur, which usually subsides after one or two days.
What can I expect?
Fractional Laser uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in damaged areas of the skin, without affecting areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body’s natural healing process and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities. Fractional Laser is typically done in a series of one to four treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, depending on the condition being treated, and the severity of the problem. Healing takes between two to five days, and in most cases you will be able to get back to work and apply make-up within two days after the treatment.