As the name implies, Fractional Laser Resurfacing involves treating a fraction or portion of the skin surface, leaving the remaining skin area untouched. This treatment has a beneficial impact upon the general texture of the skin even as it tackles skin anomalies such as scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and sun spots. The procedure is convenient for people short of time as it typically takes less than an hour to complete. The results, however take longer to manifest and can be noticed over the next few weeks. Even better, the skin condition continues to improve over periods as long as six months in some cases.
How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?
There are primarily two types of laser resurfacing treatments that are offered in the market: CO2 and erbium. Depending upon your skin condition, the nature of improvements required, and the downtime you can afford, one of these two procedures is recommended.
Operating on a 2940nm wavelength, and having optimal water absorption, the Erbium (Er) YAG Laser provides ablative skin resurfacing for scar removal. After undergoing the procedure, you’ll observe a significant improvement in your skin texture, tone, and elasticity. About 8 to 10 weeks after the treatment, you’ll see the best results.
Combining ND and Er YAGs, it is possible to deliver bespoke treatments for skin remodelling, through the synergic utilisation of two types of lasers to treat the dermis and epidermis together. The results were welcomed by patients, who went on to state their interest in continuing with further treatment modules.
Features of Fractional Laser
Compared to previous versions of laser technology, the fractional lasers are very precise and offer faster recovery period.
In Fractional Laser treatment, resurfacing can be performed in ablative and non-ablative methods. There is also lower risk in terms of pigmentation changes. Downtime and recovery time are also reduced.