Fractional Laser


Fractional laser for abdominal stria

Fractional Laser

Fractional laser resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing) to help reduce "age-spots" (also called sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), open pores, stria, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest.

It is the latest in skin care technology. Its long wavelength allows deeper penetration that helps not only in exfoliation and rejuvenation but also in skin resurfacing.

Depending on the area and the aggressiveness of the treatment, it will take 7-14 days for the skin to heal. This downtime will include significant redness, crusting, dryness, and peeling. It is important to keep the skin moist after treatment.

Typically one treatment with fractional laser is recommended for most of the lesions. Occasionally, in an area that cannot be treated aggressively, we may need to do more than one treatment to optimize results. Maintenance treatments may also be necessary to maintain results, especially if sun is not avoided or proper skin care used. Occasionally, even with the best care, another treatment may be necessary in a few years (in the area around the eyes, it may only be 1-2 years).