Many people choose laser skin treatment to achieve a natural, more youthful appearance. Before you consider any type of cosmetic procedure, it is important that you understand how the procedure works and what it treats. Here, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan R. Grant in Mt. Vernon discusses fractionated laser skin resurfacing and your potential results.
What Is Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Fractionated laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure performed with a fractional laser. The procedure stimulates your skin’s collagen production, resulting in tighter-looking skin and an overall more youthful appearance.
How Does Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Prior to undergoing fractionated laser skin resurfacing, you will receive either local anesthetic or light sedation. Which one you receive depends on your overall level of comfort and the area being treated. Smaller areas can often be treated with local anesthetic.
Once you are numb and comfortable, a fractional laser is used to deliver laser light to the deep layers of skin. This induces collagen remodeling. The procedure takes less than an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area, and downtime is minimal.
What Does Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?
Fractionated laser skin resurfacing is used to treat a number of skin issues and irregularities, including the following:
- Fine lines on the surface of the skin
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Injury scars
- Facial redness
Fractionated laser skin resurfacing can be a great combination treatment. For patients undergoing facelift or neck lift, fractionated laser skin resurfacing can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. For patients who have lost facial volume due to age, fractionated laser skin resurfacing can be combined with dermal filler injections.
What Are Your Potential Results from Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The goal of fractionated laser skin resurfacing is to help your skin look its best. As with any procedure, your potential results will vary based on your skin and your unique concerns. Most patients can expect to see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and an improvement in the appearance of their skin.
Keep in mind that your results will also vary depending on your skincare after the procedure. Most patients are able to optimize their results by not smoking, avoiding the sun, always wearing sunscreen and moisturizing regularly.
Contact Cascade Facial Surgery & Aesthetics in Mount Vernon
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for fractionated laser skin resurfacing is to contact Dr. Grant for a consultation. Contact Cascade Facial Surgery & Aesthetics at (360) 336-1947 to schedule. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!