The recent advancements in fractional skin resurfacing technologies have been nothing short of phenomenal. With this non-ablative resurfacing procedure, there’s no longer a reason to endure painful treatments and extended recovery time in exchange for healthier, more youthful looking skin.
Because fractional skin resurfacing treats only selected skin zones, the procedure is entirely effective on delicate regions; such as the face, neck, chest, and hands. Non-ablative resurfacing leaves healthy tissues intact, leading to fast epidermal repair. This process has been described by patients as much more comfortable than conventional laser skin therapies.
The concept is quite basic, yet altogether revolutionary. Fractional skin resurfacing addresses the microscopic damaged regions of your skin called microthermal treatment zones. Precision laser pulses remove the epidermis and upper dermis layers, ridding your face of dead, cracked cells and promoting a healthy regeneration of new tissue.
What makes this procedure so unique is that it treats only small zones of skin. Surrounding tissues are left intact, which help to quicken the healing process through the stimulation of collagen. The result is optimized skin texture, tighter skin tone, and the noticeable lightening of wrinkles and brown spots.
Traditional ablative resurfacing treatments are dramatic and effective, but typically come with some discomfort and an extended healing period. For most patients, this means missing work and staying indoors for several days at a time. Often, that’s too much of a price to pay.
Fractional skin resurfacing takes cell restoration to the next level. A comfortable procedure that allows you to get on with your life, feeling younger and more confident than ever. In most cases, you can resume your normal pace of life almost immediately you’ll do it with fresh, healthy skin that makes you look years younger than before.
Your physician will examine your skin to determine the most effective treatment plan. In most cases, treatment involves two to four sessions, at four week intervals. Immediately after each procedure, you may feel a slight tingling sensation as well as some very minor swelling. As dead skin cells flake off and new skin forms in place, you’ll notice immediate results and a steady improvement over time.
In a word, convenience. With so many choices for medically repairing wrinkled, sun-damaged skin, it only makes sense to choose the least restrictive methods. Laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and microdermabrasion typically yield varying levels of discomfort and require extensive healing time, making these options less desirable than non-ablative treatments.
With fractional skin resurfacing, not only are the results just as effective but the experience is typically much more positive. It truly is the best of both worlds.