What are the benefits of fractional laser resurfacing?
Standard laser peels affect the entire surface of the skin. While this approach is ideal for many people, patients with darker skin types, tanned skin, as well as those with deeper acne scars and who desire a shorter downtime might prefer fractional resurfacing.
What can I expect during a fractional resurfacing appointment?
In fractional resurfacing, a laser beam less than a millimeter wide is used to make a tiny hole in the skin. The computer-aided laser lays down a tiny pattern of these wounds over the skin surface. When the body heals, the result is deeply rejuvenated dermis and epidermis in the zone surrounding each wound. Because there is normal, intact skin surrounding the treatment area, healing is much quicker, usually in three to five days. There may be some swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and warmth on the day of treatment, but patients recover quickly.
What lasers do you use and where can I learn more?
You can learn more about our Sciton Profractional, and see before-after photos: https://sciton.com/physicians/profractional/