Signs of aging can rear their ugly heads long before we are ready to admit the passing of time. In addition residual signs of acne, like shallow scarring, and other types of skin imperfections can leave us feeling less than our best. In the past, best results for these issues were found with ablative laser procedures, which involved significant discomfort and downtime. Today, fractional laser treatments have taken the place of many ablative procedures, offering similar results with less disruption to your daily life.
What is Pixel Perfect Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
Pixel Perfect fractional laser treatments work deep below the skin’s surface, stimulating the body’s own healing response to produce smoother, more youthful skin. Fractional laser means the laser energy works in very small treatment zones, leaving surrounding skin and tissue untouched. The result is a similar reaction by the body to ablative laser procedures, so patients enjoy comparable results without the additional trauma to the skin and tissue.
What does it treat?
Fractional laser resurfacing is an effective treatment for the following issues:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and facial wrinkles
- Some types of hyperpigmentation
- Enlarged pores
- Shallow scarring
- Thinning skin under the eyes
- Uneven skin texture and tone
In addition to treating the face, fractional laser resurfacing can also rejuvenate the skin on the hands and arms, back and chest.
What is the procedure like?
A Pixel Perfect treatment session is typically performed using a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. A handheld device is used to deliver pulses of laser energy to the treatment area. Most treatments take less than 30 minutes to complete, once the numbing cream takes effect. However, larger treatment areas may take a bit longer. After the procedure, you will likely be able to return to most of your regular activities right away or the next day.
What kind of results can I expect?
After your treatment, you skin may feel tighter and smoother. Most patients experience skin redness for the first few days and your skin may flake a bit as the exfoliation benefits kick in. Once your results become apparent, they are usually fairly dramatic and long-lasting. Some patients will need a series of treatment sessions, spaced approximately 3-8 weeks apart to achieve full results.
Pixel Perfect fractional laser resurfacing offers the benefits of ablative laser treatments without discomfort or downtime. To find out if fractional laser resurfacing is the right choice to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact New Visage at 252-808-2NEW.