Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing
Fractionated laser skin resurfacing treatments are ideal for those looking to reduce wrinkles, tighten loose skin and improve their overall complexion.
What is fractionated laser skin resurfacing?
Fractionated laser skin resurfacing enhances the texture and appearance of the skin using a controlled type of injury. These treatments are ideal for those looking to reduce wrinkles, tighten loose skin and improve their overall complexion. Our non-ablative ICON laser uses microscopic beams that penetrate the skin to the dermis. This ensures improved superficial changes as well as deep collagen remodeling.
How fractionated laser skin resurfacing works
The 1540-nm wavelength is scientifically proven to be an optimal setting for skin resurfacing. The laser shoots tiny beams onto the skin, creating microscopic holes in the dermis. The laser penetrates deep enough to heat collagen found in the skin. This allows the collagen to rebuild itself and subsequently tightens your skin as a result. On the surface, new epidermal cells are formed which translates to smoother texture, softened wrinkles and a brighter, clearer complexion.
What to expect during your appointment
We’ll start by cleansing the skin of any surface debris and makeup. Dermaplaning and a microdermabrasion before the laser procedure are highly recommended. This allows the skin to be properly exfoliated so that the light beam can penetrate evenly and deeply for better results. We then numb the skin using prescription-strength cream for at least 20-30 minutes. Once the skin is cleansed again, we will start the laser resurfacing. The laser feels like a quick, hot prick. Sensations may increase with multiple passes or around the eyes and over bony areas. You will experience heat much like a sunburn after your treatment. We will administer a cool, collagen-building mask to decrease the heat and then finish with an application of sunscreen. Depending on if we add an exfoliating treatment, the procedure could last between 45-90 minutes.
Length of results
People typically need a series of at least 3-6 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. More treatments are necessary to treat deeper wrinkles and more severe sun damage. After finishing a series, patients can typically go 6-12 months without needing another treatment. If proper anti-aging products are used, the results can last even longer.
Request a free consultation in Beverly Hills
Request a free consultation at LA SkinAesthetics in Los Angeles. During your consultation, we can determine if fractionated laser skin resurfacing is right for you. In order to request your free consultation, you can send us a text at (424) 256-5272 or you can fill out the form on our website. If you use the website, a member of our staff will be in touch with you to confirm your appointment.