Fractional Laser Resurfacing for Aging Skin

In fractional laser skin resurfacing, a device called a fractional laser delivers precise microbeams of laser light into the lower layers of skin, creating deep, narrow columns of tissue coagulation. Coagulated tissue in the treatment area stimulates a natural healing process that results in fast growth of healthy new tissue.

The procedure can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. Discomfort during treatment typically is minimal. The approach produces long-lasting results with virtually no downtime. A series of treatments over a one- to four-week interval may be required to achieve the desired results.

What to expect after the procedure

Recovery time following treatment is minimal. Many patients observe positive changes within a few days. Some patients experience one or more of the following conditions in the treated area:

  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Swelling
  • Tightness

Patients should avoid sun exposure four weeks after treatment.

How to prepare for the procedure

  • Avoid sun exposure two weeks before treatment.
  • Let your doctor know if you have a history of cold sores.

Possible Risks

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Peeling
  • Scabbing

Why choose fractional resurfacing for aging skin?

Fractional skin resurfacing is an excellent choice for:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkle resurfacing
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Stretch marks