What is Fractional Resurfacing?
Fractional resurfacing is a laser cosmetic procedure that can improve the quality of your skin. With fractional resurfacing you can see an improvement with wrinkles, acne scars, scars, sun damage, brown spots and other skin problems. You will begin to see results immediately and there is minimal to no downtime.
Who is a candidate for Fractional Resurfacing?
The best candidates are people with mild to moderate wrinkles, brown age spots and rough skin, mild to moderate lax tightening and any damage from acne. Anyone with sun damage is also a prime candidate.
Which area is Fractional Resurfacing useful for?
- Age spots
- Skin tightening
- Smooth skin’s texture
Is Fractional Resurfacing permanent?
Fractional resurfacing is long lasting, but not permanent and you may require follow-up procedures to maintain your new look.
How is the procedure done?
Lasers work by utilizing a customized light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by the water in the damaged collagen just beneath the surface of the skin. The laser light is able to remove very fine layers of skin, therefore, diminishing the look of wrinkles and smoothing the skins texture. Fractional resurfacing stimulates collagen renewal and as the healing process begins, new cells generate leaving the skin smoother and softer.
What is the recovery like?
You may experience some swelling and redness most people look like they have a tan or bronze look for a few weeks after the procedure. You will experience some peeling following treatment, but that is normal and a good moisturizer helps. There is little to no pain and you can continue with your normal activities.
When do I see the results?
You can begin to see results immediately, with more prominent results occurring over the first few months following treatment.
How many sessions can I have?
It is recommended that you have four treatments, once a month for four months.
When can I return to work after Fractional Resurfacing?
You can return to work immediately following the procedure. You may experience some minor swelling, but it’s up to you and your comfort level.
What are advantages of Fractional Resurfacing over other procedures?
There is less downtime with fractional resurfacing, results are longer lasting, less invasive, less pain, and noticeable results are seen much quicker.
Is Fractional Resurfacing approved for use in USA?
Yes, fractional resurfacing is FDA approved.
Is Fractional Resurfacing covered by insurance companies?
No, this is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance.
Fractional Resurfacing Cost
Fractional resurfacing costs range $750-$1,100 per treatment.