Fractional laser skin resurfacing provides total skin resurfacing to remedy sun damage, smooth out lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and elasticity and treat scars and stretch marks.
Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrate into the dermis, to stimulate significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non-affected areas of skin aid the body’s natural recovery process, for dramatic results without significant down- time.
Treatment is suitable for most people and highly recommended for individuals wanting a brighter, more even skin tone, smoother skin texture with improved skin elasticity, a reduction of wrinkles, reduced pore size and improvement to scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks.
The skin is cleansed and in some circumstances, a topical anaesthetic may be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment. During treatment, the hand piece is moved over the skin delivering tiny microscopic laser beams. Typically treatment time varies depending upon the skin condition and the area being treated, but will range from 10 to 40 minutes. After treatment the skin is cooled and a calming lotion is applied. Protective eye wear must be worn during treatment.
A cooling device is often utilised to minimise discomfort during treatment. A warm, heating sensation may still be felt, but is considered tolerable by most people.
You will experience a mild sunburnt sensation for a few hours after treatment and the skin may be red for 5 to 8 days. This is a normal sign that the skin is healing at a deep level. Swelling is likely but minimal, and resolves in 2 to 3 days. As the healing process occurs, your skin may have a ‘bronzed’ appearance that lasts from 3 to 10 days, depending on the treatment level. Your skin will naturally exfoliate and may flake as if you had mild sunburn.
Skin redness, swelling and the bronzing appearance described above are all expected outcomes of treatment. Other adverse effects are rare but can include a small blister or temporary change to skin pigmentation, such as a darkening of the skin.
Improvement is evident after the first session, but for optimum results 3 to 6 treatment sessions are often advised. Treatment is carried out every 2 to 6 weeks, depending upon the level of rejuvenation required.
Yes – The most advanced fractional laser system on the market today is used ensuring results are outstanding and long lasting.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained to confirm suitability. Before proceeding with treatment you will also be asked to complete a consent form.