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Fractional Resurfacing

Treatment Time 30 Minutes Patient Downtime 3-5 Days Treatment Series 3 Procedure Type Office

WHAT IS FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING?

Achieve the rejuvenated skin of your dreams and treat wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and unwanted pigment with fractional resurfacing. Fractional lasers deliver heat to the skin through thousands of tiny, deep columns known as microthermal treatment zones. The treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells and deposits heat deep into the dermis to tighten skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. Our experienced nursing staff is specially trained to provide the safest most effective care.

Fractional Resurfacing procedure at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

HOW DOES FRACTIONAL RESURFACING WITH THE CYNOSURE 1540 LASER WORK?

Aesthetic lasers can be separated into two main types: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers focus their energy on removing the top layers of the skin. The removal of damaged skin allows the skin to replenish itself. In contrast, non-ablative lasers work by heating the underlying skin to stimulate collagen production without altering the skin’s surface. Non-ablative lasers like fractional resurfacing penetrate deep into the skin to cause collagen remodeling and cellular turnover.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENTS?

We request that patients apply a numbing cream prior to each treatment. Once the skin has been anesthetized, the numbing cream is removed and the treatment begins. During the 20 minute treatment, patients will express feeling a slight heat sensation or stinging. This warm feeling will persist for another 1-2 hours.

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY TIME FROM FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING?

The 1540 laser is far less invasive than most ablative lasers. You may experience swelling and redness for a few days following the treatment, but treatments are gentle and don’t require a lot of downtime.

WHAT DOES FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING TREAT?

The CynoSure 1540 laser treats acne scars, surgical scars, age spots, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Contact Illuminate to see if fractional laser resurfacing is appropriate for your skin condition.

HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Our medical staff often recommends that this treatment be performed in a series. The results of each treatment are compounding. To maximize your results, we recommend that you space your treatments four weeks apart with full results seen 3-4 months after the last session.

HOW MUCH DOES FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING COST?

Your cost for Cynosure fractional laser resurfacing will vary depending on the size of the area and number of treatments needed. Many of our patients enjoy the convenience of monthly payments with CareCredit and Alphaeon. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest.

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