Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a laser resurfacing procedure that targets only small areas of skin. It is a form of non-invasive cosmetic surgery that can be performed by a dermatologist. The procedure uses a laser that emits pulses of light to tighten the skin. Over time, the procedure can reduce the signs of aging, and diminish wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, skin discoloration, and scars.
A Non-Invasive and Safe Form of Cosmetic Surgery
Rather than using surgical tools or harsh chemical treatments to improve the skin's appearance, fractional laser skin resurfacing uses a laser that emits safe, gentle pulses of light to targeted areas of the skin. The laser itself is small, easy to hold and operate, and very precise. The cosmetic dermatologist who operates it has been trained extensively on its use.
A Simple Laser Procedure that Targets Small, Selected Areas of Skin
Each fractional laser skin resurfacing procedure typically takes only 15-45 minutes. The procedure itself is not painful, and your cosmetic dermatologist will use local anesthesia to numb the treatment area. The most common side effect reported by patients after the procedure is the feeling of a mild sunburn. Because the laser targets only small, selected areas of the skin, it causes minimal damage, allowing your skin to heal much faster.
An Effective Anti-Aging and Scar Management Treatment
Fractional laser skin resurfacing causes noticeable results, but the results look very natural. The laser diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, erases acne scars and other scarring, and improves your skin pigmentation by removing age spots and sun damage. Most patients see noticeable results after just one to five procedures. This procedure is much more effective than creams, lotions, and other cosmetic dermatology procedures.
If you're looking for a cosmetic dermatologist near you for cosmetic surgery, acne treatment, or scar management, come see us at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. We are the largest dermatology practice in the country, and have over 115 locations. Visit our website, or call us today at (866) 400-3376 to set up an appointment at one of our convenient locations.