Fractional Ablative Laser Resurfacing
Sun damage and other environmental factors, along with the natural aging process, can cause the skin to look dull and show visible signs of age. At the Center for Dermatology, we use fractional laser resurfacing therapy to improve skin tone and texture, repair sun damage, and reduce the visible signs of aging.
Are you interested in improving the appearance of acne scarring and other skin imperfections? Contact our office in Lawrenceville today to find out if fractional laser resurfacing is the right treatment option for you!
How does fractional laser therapy work?
The fractional ablative laser uses light energy to penetrate the outer layers of the skin and creates micro-channels that trigger the body’s natural healing response. The healing process stimulates the production of collagen, which results in the tightening and toning of the skin. Fractional laser therapy is safe for all skin types and tones and depending on the area being treated there is little to no discomfort associated with the treatment.
Benefits of fractional laser therapy
- Quick treatment time
- Minimal downtime
- Reduces visible signs of aging
- Repairs sun damage
- Improves overall skin tone and texture
Am I a candidate?
Fractional laser therapy is a good treatment option for patients looking to combat the visible signs of aging and improve the overall tone and quality of the skin. Potential patients should be in good overall health. We will review your general health and overall medical history during your consultation and recommend a treatment plan based on your skincare needs and aesthetic goals.
How long do treatment sessions last?
Treatment sessions typically last between 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve your desired results.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatment sessions needed to achieve optimal results can vary from patient to patient depending on the condition of the area being treated and the patient’s desired results. We typically recommend between one and five treatments.
When will I see results?
Most patients are able to see visible improvement in skin tone and texture after one treatment session. It typically takes one to three weeks for the full effects of fractional laser therapy to become visible. Because the production of collagen is stimulated by this procedure, patients will see continued improvement in the quality of their skin over the weeks following a fractional laser treatment.
Are there any side effects?
It is not uncommon for patients to experience redness similar to a mild sunburn after fractional laser therapy. This symptom is part of the natural healing process and should subside within three days of the treatment.
Do you want to learn more about fractional laser resurfacing treatments? Schedule a consultation with Center for Dermatology today!