We live in a day and age whereby technology becomes increasingly innovative with every year that passes by. The technology that we used to dream of decades ago may now be a reality. This is no different for the beauty and aesthetic industry; aesthetic treatments are becoming easily accessible, non-invasive, and usually address more than one skin concern. These reasons may be why many individuals are open to undergoing aesthetic procedures. A popular aesthetic treatment is a Fractional Laser. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this laser treatment and why it is such a popular laser treatment.
What is Fractional Laser?
It is a laser treatment used for skin rejuvenation and improvement of skin lesions. It usually treats skin that has been significantly affected by scars, stretch marks and has evidence of premature aging such as the presence of wrinkles, pigmentation, amongst other skin concerns. Skin conditions tend to improve with consistent CO2 Laser treatments.
How does the Fractional CO2 Laser work?
With Fractional CO2 Laser, our doctors are able to target affected skin tissues with accurate precision, activating fibroblasts and with this, help stimulate collagen production for an efficient healing process, replacing the damaged skin with fresh, radiant and healthy skin.
The treatment occurs by emitting laser energy which is fractionated into tiny beams and these results in a shorter downtime. The Fractional CO2 Laser is ideal for individuals seeking a natural and sustained rejuvenation that doesn’t involve chemicals or more ablative lasers. Depending on your skin conditions, results may be progressive and our doctors aim for a 30-40% improvement with every 4 sessions done.
The treatment is comfortable with an application of topical anesthesia.
What can we expect from Fractional Laser?
- Improvement in skin tone and texture
- Reduced appearance of hyperpigmentation, melasma and acne scars
- Decrease the signs of aging on the face, neck and even hands
- Safe and effective for all skin types
- Minimal downtime
- Maximum safety and lower risk of complications and side effects
What Results Can I Expect?
After the skin heals, one can expect an improvement in skin texture, luminosity, and tone. The recommended frequency is 4-6 sessions, with a session done every month.
The fractional laser treatment is a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment, which treats wrinkles, fine lines, and restores firmness to flaccid skin, without the risks and complications of facial augmentation surgery.
If you are wondering how many sessions you need to see results, you don’t need too many! Results are seen as early as after the first session. However, at least 3-5 sessions are recommended for optimal results.
What are some common side effects?
For a period of 5 to 7 days, you will notice a slight redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn. The swelling is mild and resolves in two to three days. Makeup can be applied the day after the procedure and the area will be safe for shaving as well. After the redness and swelling subside, the skin will look slightly tanner in color and may last for 3 to 14 days. The skin may also feel rough to the touch. You can clean and exfoliate to help the new epidermis grow and get rid of the dead skin.
To cope with the dry skin as well as protect it from the sun, we recommend that you apply a hydrating moisturizer and try to avoid any long-term sun exposure after your fractional laser procedure.