As the name suggests, laser resurfacing is a technique your dermatologist can use to correct common skin problems. Substances known as chromophores and the water in the skin absorb the pulses of high-energy light. The light is turned into heat energy, which vaporizes very thin sections of skin. As the skin heals and new skin is created, the appearance of blemishes becomes minimized. Fractional resurfacing laser therapy is the latest innovation in laser treatments and it offers unique benefits for dermatology patients. If you're curious about whether it might be right for you, you can consult a cosmetic dermatologist.
One of the primary benefits of fractional resurfacing laser therapy is its versatility. This skin rejuvenation treatment can address a wide range of skincare concerns in just one treatment. Many people visit a dermatologist for fractional resurfacing because they want to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It's ideal for addressing areas of discoloration, such as age spots or sun spots. Uneven skin tone, skin laxity, scarring, and textural irregularity are all problems that are correctable with this treatment. Additionally, laser resurfacing can rapidly improve dull skin tone and thinning collagen.
The main difference between fractional laser resurfacing and older generations of laser resurfacing technology is that the fractional laser system targets microscopic skin columns. The areas of treated skin are surrounded by areas of untreated skin. This means that patients typically find that undergoing fractional laser resurfacing is a much more comfortable experience compared to traditional laser resurfacing. Additionally, patients can expect fewer side effects and rapid healing.
You'll notice significant improvements to your skin right away. However, the results will continue to improve over the following months. For an optimal outcome, take good care of your skin by applying sunscreen, minimizing sun exposure, and avoiding tobacco smoke.
To find out if fractional resurfacing is right for you, you can contact Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery at (866) 400-3376. Our clinical and cosmetic dermatology practices offer the latest in skincare technology, including the CO2RE fractional laser, which is the latest generation of fractional lasers and the only Co2 of its kind. After visiting a dermatologist for skin rejuvenation, be sure to check out our exclusive line of custom skincare products, R Essentials.