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Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

Our skin changes over time, losing its youthful look and giving way to brown spots, wrinkles and laxity. In recent years there has been a growing number of aesthetic procedures available to treat the skin. Laser skin resurfacing yields remarkable, long lasting results for wrinkled, sun-damaged skin with just one treatment and minimal downtime.

What is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Fractional Laser skin resurfacing is a revolutionary treatment that combines total solutions in one treatment. A high-energy beam of laser light interacts with the skin’s surface causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new, healthy skin. The laser beam is applied in a fractional pattern, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner.

What are the benefits?

The benefits can result in a dramatic effect on the skin in only one treatment:

  • Immediate collagen contraction
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and scars.
  • Softens deeper frown lines.
  • Noticeably improves skin tone and texture.

Results of the treatment can be maximized with proper skin protection. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others- such as new collagen formation- build up gradually and result in continued smoothing over time. Therefore, most people continue to show improvement up to six months after the procedure.

What is the treatment like?

The procedure involves two steps. First, the physician will numb your skin with a topical anesthetic to aid in treatment comfort. During the treatment you will feel a warm sensation as the laser is applied. The procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes.

What can you expect following the procedure?

You may feel warmth similar to a sun burn following your procedure. You can drive yourself home after the procedure. Follow the skin regimen instructions your physician gave you. With a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen, your photo treated skin will begin to flake off within two days. After about 4-7 days, your doctor will probably let you wear makeup. Pinkness is often gone in about a week.

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Dr. Gardner is a fellowship trained, national award winning, double board certified specialist of the face and neck. His unique skillset allows him to blend cutting edge surgical and non-surgical techniques to give each patient customized, natural results.

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