Regenerate Healthy Skin

Fractional laser resurfacing uses a laser to create tiny columns of heat in the skin, stimulating the body's natural healing process and promoting new, healthy skin cells. It is considered a highly valuable tool in the field of cosmetic dermatology for those looking to improve the appearance of their skin.

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What Is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

Fractional laser resurfacing is a cosmetic dermatology treatment using a laser to improve the skin's appearance. The laser creates tiny, controlled micro-injuries in the skin, which trigger the body's natural healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production – two essential proteins that keep the skin firm and elastic – necessary for healthy, youthful-looking skin. The laser used in fractional laser resurfacing is divided into thousands of tiny beams, which penetrate the skin at varying depths. This allows for precise targeting of specific areas of the skin, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.

What Does It Improve?

Fractional laser resurfacing is often used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
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Benefits of Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Customizable Treatment

One of the key benefits of fractional laser resurfacing is that it can be customized to meet each patient's unique needs and goals. The treatment can be adjusted to target specific areas of the face or body. Depending on the skin concerns being addressed, it can be performed at different depths.

Healthy, Youthful Skin

In addition to improving the appearance of the skin, fractional laser resurfacing stimulates the production source for collagen and elastin, essential proteins that help keep the skin looking youthful and healthy. This can help improve the overall health and vitality of the skin, leading to a more youthful and radiant appearance.

Minimally Invasive

Another benefit of fractional laser resurfacing is that it is a minimally invasive treatment that can be performed with little to no downtime. Patients can typically return to their regular daily activities within a few days of the treatment and expect noticeable skin improvements within a few weeks.

What to Expect From Treatment

Before your procedure, you will have a consultation with one of our medical providers at Skin Care Doctors to discuss your goals and concerns and examine your skin to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

During the procedure, a local anesthetic will numb the treatment area. The medical provider will then use a laser to create tiny micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates the body's natural healing process, which produces new collagen and elastin. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, based on the size of the treatment area.

After the treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, and mild discomfort. These symptoms often subside within a few days. The medical provider will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, including using a gentle cleanser, applying a moisturizer, and avoiding sun exposure for a certain period.

You should see some improvement in your skin's texture and appearance within a few days of the procedure. However, it may take several weeks or even months to see the full results. The number of treatments will depend on your individual needs and goals.

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Why Choose Skin Care Doctors?

At Skin Care Doctors, our medical providers are trained in the most cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology techniques. Because all our providers are board-certified, you can trust that you are in the hands of experts who will put your safety and comfort first. If you are ready to take the next step toward smooth, healthy, even-toned skin, contact our office today to find out if you are a candidate for fractional laser resurfacing.

Better skin health starts here. Schedule your appointment today.

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