About Fractional skin resurfacing
What is Fractional skin resurfacing?
Get flawless, younger looking skin with Fractional skin resurfacing
If you wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face or you want to remove the scars caused by acne, trauma or surgery, you may consider getting fractional skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing is an effective method for getting smooth, flawless, younger-looking skin.
What is fractional skin resurfacing?
Fractional laser skin resurfacing treats microscopic columns of skin. During the process, laser is used to send out short pulses of high-energy light. CO2 laser is commonly used for resurfacing. In some cases, Erbium lasers are also used. The light is absorbed by water and chromophores, the substances in the skin. This light is then changed into heat energy which destroys the thin sections of skin, layer by layer. When the wounded area heals, new skin grows and replaces the damaged skin destroyed during the laser resurfacing treatment.
The method is very precise and causes no or very little damage to the surrounding skin and tissue. The procedure is mostly done on the face.
Laser resurfacing is usually done at the doctor’s clinic as outpatient surgery. The patients are given local anaesthesia to numb the area before the treatment. Depending on the area being treated, patients may be given pain relievers and sedatives to help them relax and stay calm during the treatment.
Fractional skin resurfacing results in significant improvement in the appearance of skin without much bleeding or scabbing. Your skin type, skin condition, the type of laser used, and the experience of the doctor can however affect the success of the surgery. People with lighter skin tone who limit their exposure to the sun after the treatment enjoy better results than those who have darker skin and spend lot of time in the sun. Laser resurfacing in general tends to have good results with fairly low level of risks.
Who is the best candidate?
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is done to remove the appearance of Wrinkles Scars caused by acne, surgery, or trauma Colour changes in the skin Defects in the skin such as liver spots or port-wine stains People who have lighter skin tone and who do not get out in the sun too much after the procedure tend to enjoy the best possible results. People who have darker skin may benefit from the fractional laser resurfacing but their skin may not heal properly. You may not be an ideal candidate for fractional laser resurfacing if you have skin color changes scarring or fibrosis skin disorder or immune disorder history of abnormal scarring bacterial or viral infection of the skin
Like with any other cosmetic surgery procedure, there are certain risks and side-effects associated with fractional skin resurfacing. Some of them are Swelling Itching Redness Scarring Colour pigment changes in the skin Skin irritation Bacterial or viral infection of the skin The above side effects can however be minimised or they can be avoided by getting the treatment from a qualified and experienced dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. It is equally important to follow post-operative care and instructions given by your surgeon to get the most out of the treatment and to allow your skin to heal quickly.
What is the Cost?
The condition of your skin, your skin type, your doctor’s level of experience, and the type of laser used can all affect the price of the treatment. It can start from $700-$3000 per session.