Fractional Laser Skin resurfacing is the latest technology to treat scars and stretch marks it also provides total skin rejuvenation to remedy sun damage, smooth out lines, improves skin tone, elasticity and deep wrinkles.
Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrate into the dermis to stimulate significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non affected areas of skin aid the body’s natural recovery process, for dramatic results without significant down time.
The skin is cleansed and in some circumstances, a topical anaesthetic may be applied 30 mins prior to treatment. During the treatment, the hand piece is moved over the skin delivering tiny microscopic laser beams. Typically treatment time depending upon the skin condition and the area being treated but will range from 10 to 40 minutes. After treatment the skin is cooled and a calming lotion is applied.
Treatment is suitable for most people and highly recommended for individuals wanting a brighter, more even skin tone, smoother skin texture with improved skin elasticity, a reduction in wrinkles, reduced pore size and improvement to scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks.
A cooling device is often utilised to minimise discomfort during treatment. A warm heating sensation may still be felt but is considered tolerable by most people.
You will experience a mild sunburnt sensation for a few hours after treatment and the skin may be red for 1 to 2 days. This is a normal sign that the skin is healing at a deep level. Swelling is likely but minimal and resolves in 2 to 3 days. As healing process occurs, your skin may have a “bronzed” type appearance that lasts from 3 to 10 days, depending on the treatment level. Your skin will naturally exfoliate and may flake as if you have mild sunburn.
Skin redness, swelling and the bronzing appearance described above are all expected outcomes of treatment. Other adverse effects are rare but can include a small blister or temporary change to skin pigmentation such as a darkening of the skin.
Improvement is evident after the first session but for optimum results 3 to 5 treatment sessions are often advised. Treatment is carried out every 2 to 6 weeks depending upon level of rejuvenation required.
Yes-The most advanced fractional laser system on the market today is used ensuring results are outstanding and long lasting.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where the details about your medical history are obtained to confirm suitability. Before proceeding with treatment you will also be asked to complete a consent form.
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