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There is a lot of talk out there about “Fractional Laser Resurfacing”.
Here is some information to help clarify what that means and why the public is so excited about this treatment.
For those of us not ready for surgical procedures….Fractional laser resurfacing can provide the next best thing. This technology allows fractionated light from the laser to go beneath the skin surface to heat the dermal layer and initiate the stimulation of collagen through the body’s own ability to heal. Because the light is “fractionated” some of the skin stays in tact so the healing process is shortened.
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing repairs enlarged pores,acne scars and improves the texture and tone of the skin. The procedure requires approximately one week of minimal down time. This down time varies depending on the intensity of the energy level selected. You get to determine what setting you would like used. The post healing process is more visible than it is painful. Typically, the first day it feels like a bad sunburn, some swelling may occur depending on the intensity level chosen. The sunburn look turns to a dark brown stage followed by peeling that begins on about day three.
The fun part is when your new, blemish free skin becomes visible. The hardest part is to be patient while the collagen building process
occurs. Improvements will continue over 3-6 months. Your body needs time to build up the new, stronger collagen level in your skin. It is not instantaneous but don’t worry your friends will notice the dullness removed, the youthful glow and the toning and tightening that continues to improve in the months to come!