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What is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing


Of all the methods which can reverse the signs of aging, there is no better treatment than fractional laser skin resurfacing. This latest laser treatment is far more effective than any cream, lotion or potion currently available.

The laser fractional therapy also is more superior than any of the other procedures like dermabrasion, chemical peeling and drug therapy. However, a major set back of the laser therapy is the cost. It is at least twice as costly and like all other treatments is only a temporary solution for the treatment of aging skin.

Fractional skin resurfacing has revolutionized skin care and is used to treat a number of skin conditions including:

- wrinkles

- fines lines

- sun damaged skin

- skin discolorations

- melasma

- acne scars

- surgical or traumatic scars

- improve the skin texture

- smoother the skin surface

- increase the skin elasticity

The laser can be applied on most parts of the body including:

- the face

- around the nose and eye brows

- neck

- back of the hands

- chest

- back

Unlike other resurfacing chemical peels that require significant downtime, this latest treatment will leave your face looking smoother, younger and more attractive than ever.

The essence of fractional laser therapy is that only selected areas of the damaged skin are treated. The treated skin area rapidly recovers with newer skin and healthy tissue. When therapy is done in fractions, this allows the skin to rapidly recover with little downtime. Further the side effects with this type of therapy are less and complications are very rare. In most cases, the old damaged skin is replaced by the new skin within a few days.

Because fractional laser therapy only treats part of the skin, additional therapy is required to treat the entire skin surface. Most individuals require anywhere from 4-6 sessions to treat the damaged skin.

The results of fractional laser skin resurfacing are not immediate but evidence of a smoother and tighter skin will be evident after 2 -3 sessions.

The final cosmetic benefits of this therapy are seen after 8-12 weeks.




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