Fractional Facial Laser is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive and is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Fractional facial laser is a popular treatment that has been used by many people to achieve a more youthful and vibrant appearance. It treats loss of skin tone and improve your complexion. It helps you skin look younger and healthier.
The procedure involves the use of a laser that creates small, controlled areas of damage on the skin. This damage triggers the body’s natural healing response, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers. These fibers are essential for healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Fractional Facial Laser is a safe and effective treatment that can be used on all skin types. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires little downtime. Patients can typically return to their normal activities next day after light laser and 7-10 days after deep laser.
The benefits of fractional facial laser are numerous. The treatment can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. It can also reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage. Additionally, fractional laser can improve the overall texture and tone of the skin, leaving it looking smoother and more youthful.
Preparing for Laser Resurfacing
Start by consulting a plastic surgeon to find out if you’re a good candidate.
Your doctor will take a history and examine your skin quality. He will then make a decision of you are a good candidate for the laser treatment.
Preparation: Your skin needs to be chemically prepared 7 days prior laser. The surgeon will prescribe a combination of chemical peel so you can commence on at night seven days prior your treatment.
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
Laser resurfacing is performed by a plastic surgeon, it is an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll not have to stay overnight.
The doctor will treat wrinkles arounds your eyes, mouth, forehead, entire face and neck areas. For small areas, the doctor will numb the areas to be treated with anesthetic cream and may also offer sedation to be provided by a specialists anaesthetist. You may require general anaesthesia if your whole face is being treated with deep laser.
Treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
Following the laser procedure, the doctor will apply Vaseline that is required on a daily basis for 7 days to prevent scabs from forming.
You may feel hot flushes, itching or stinging for 12 to 72 hours after the procedure. three to seven days after laser resurfacing, your skin will become dry and peel.
Depending on the problem that was treated, healing typically takes around 10 days. Once the skin heals, you can wear oil-free make up to cover residual redness, which usually fades in 4 weeks.
It is particularly important that you use a sunscreen (SPF) of 30 or higher, which screens ultraviolet B and ultraviolet A rays, to protect your skin during that time.
Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat. Reapply your sunscreen every two hours when you are out, and more often if you are sweating or swimming.
It is also important to keep your new skin well moisturized. If you use Retin A or glycolic acid products, you should be able to start using them again after about six weeks or when the doctor says you can.
Benefits and Risks of Laser Resurfacing
Although skin resurfacing cannot produce perfect skin, it can improve the appearance of your skin. Potential risks of the procedure include:
- Burns or other injuries from the laser’s heat
- Changes in the skin’s pigmentation, including areas of darker or lighter skin
- Reactivating herpes cold sores
- Bacterial infection