What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

July 24, 2015

What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

Discover how this cosmetic laser treatment can reduce the effects of aging.

Tired of trying one cream after the next in the hope that you might achieve younger-looking skin? If this sounds like you then you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment that will wipe years off your face and give you the radiant skin you deserve. Your Denver, CO dermatologist at U.S. Dermatology Partners Littleton, formerly Apex Dermatology Group, offers a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also combating issues like superficial scars, sun damage, and age spots.

What is fractional laser resurfacing?

This cosmetic laser treatment reduces the appearance of some of the most common skin imperfections. There are two types of fractional lasers available and which one your Denver dermatologist uses will depend on the severity of the skin problems you are looking to treat. YAG lasers work on more superficial imperfections while C02 lasers penetrate deeper layers of the skin.

What issues can fractional laser resurfacing treat? Where can this treatment be used?

Fractional laser resurfacing can be used to treat a host of skin issues including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots, pigmentation, and stretch marks. It can also be used on just about anywhere on the body and compared to other cosmetic treatments is most effective at treating problems on the chest, neck, and hands.

How many sessions will I need to get the results I want?

Much will depend on the severity of imperfections you are looking to treat, but most patients get the results they want in just one to five treatment sessions. Your Denver, CO dermatologist can help you determine how many treatments you’ll need to get the desired results.

What should I expect when I get fractional laser resurfacing in Denver?

Fractional laser treatment uses a handheld device that scans over the treatment area, penetrating through the top layers of the skin to remove the outermost layer of dead skin and to stimulate new collagen production. As collagen is restructured it will smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Each session takes between 15 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the area we are treating.

Are there side effects of this treatment?

Immediately after your treatment, your skin may experience a sensation similar to a light sunburn. Some patients also experience slight redness and inflammation afterwards, which goes away after a couple of days.

Booking Your Next Fractional Laser Resurfacing Appointment

If you are interested in dramatically changing the look of your skin then it’s time to schedule a consultation with your Denver dermatologist today. Call U.S. Dermatology Partners and let’s find out if fractional laser resurfacing is right for you. Call our Denver office at (303) 261-1525 or our Littleton office at (303) 795-2030 to schedule an appointment today.

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