Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing in Detail – What You Need to Know
What Is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing All About?
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a type of laser treatment that can be used for skin rejuvenation. It is also used for tattoo removal and skin tightening. It uses a fraction of the energy of traditional laser treatments and is more effective at targeting specific problems on the skin. This treatment can be done in one session or in stages over time.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is often combined with other treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels to provide the best results for patients with specific needs.
The benefits of Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing include:
-Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks
-Improves the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and age spots
-Provides a more youthful appearance to your skin
-Tightens loose skin on your face and neck
-Can be used to remove tattoos from your body
How Does Fractional Laser Work?
Fractional lasers are a type of laser that is used to treat skin conditions such as wrinkles and scars. They work by releasing laser energy in pulses, which stimulates the production of collagen in the skin. The procedure involves exposing the skin to a controlled beam of light that breaks up damaged tissue and stimulates natural healing.
Penetration depth is controlled by adjusting the power and speed of the laser as it moves across your skin. The micro-columns are usually less than 1mm deep, which means they are not enough to cut through all layers of your skin. Instead, they only go partway into your dermis layer so that they can stimulate new collagen production without causing damage to your healthy tissue below the surface. This stimulation leads to reduced wrinkles and scars over time as well as the improved texture of your skin overall.
The process has been shown to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and other signs of aging on the face, neck, and hands.
Side effects include swelling, redness, pigmentation or crusting. More serious side effects are rare but can include infection or scarring if not done by a qualified professional.
Different Types of Fractional Lasers and Their Advantages and Disadvantages
The different types of fractional lasers are:
– Long Pulsed (NdYAG)
– CO2 Fractional Laser
– Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
– Short Pulsed (Neodymium Yttrium Aluminium Garnet)
– Fractional Erbium Glass Laser
– Fractional KTP Laser
The advantages of fractional lasers are that they are less invasive than traditional surgery, they can be done in a doctor’s office and the recovery time is less. The disadvantages include the cost and potential side effects such as redness, swelling, and pain.
Who Can Benefit from Fractional Laser?
Fractional laser treatments have been used in dermatology to treat various skin conditions, but fractional laser treatments are not for everyone. They are not appropriate for people with dark skin tones, pregnant women, or women who are breastfeeding.