Fractional laser skin resurfacing uses micronized heat columns to penetrate the skin in a matrix-like pattern to disrupt a portion of the skin and stimulate a healing response. The triggered response is the production of collagen to strengthen facial tissue, reduction in the appearance of static wrinkles, and correcting forms of discoloration.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is our go to for aggressive correction of deeper lines and wrinkles such as those found around the eyes, on the forehead and around the mouth. This technology improves skin texture and therefore is also used in our office for many other skin related concerns such as acne scar reduction, scar revision and stretch marks.
While there are two types of fractional laser skin resurfacing, ablative and non-ablative, Denver Laser Solutions uses the non-ablative treatment as this is the most comfortable treatment with the least amount of recovery time.
Cost of Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Price per treatment:
Around the eyes $250
Around the mouth $250
Full face $400
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What is fractional laser skin resurfacing?
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is technology developed for the esthetic industry to help correct the signs of aging.
How does Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing work?
The fractionated laser pushes light and heat into the skin in a matrix-like pattern, creating narrow columns of injured skin, surrounded by healthy, untreated skin. This method stimulates your skin's natural healing response by replacing old, sun damaged skin with new, younger, healthier skin. Increased collagen production strengthens tissue, minimizes the appearance of static lines, and helps correct forms of discoloration.
How does it compare to other skin resurfacing lasers?
Our laser is a fractionated, non-ablative type. Non-ablative indicates that when the laser light contacts the skin the energy is delivered in the dermis while leaving the epidermis intact. Fractionated means that instead of a solid beam, our laser is split up into smaller micro beams to treat just a fraction of the skin. Both of these features mean a quicker recovery time for you.
Does it fractional laser skin resurfacing hurt?
Although the treatment is manageable, we usually recommend using a topical numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable. You can purchase prescription-strength numbing cream from us to apply on your own about 45 minutes prior to your appointment time or we can apply it for you before treatment.
What should I expect after treatment?
You will experience some redness and slight swelling in the area which will start to fade several hours after treatment but may last in a mild form for 3-5 days post. A lot of our Denver clients don’t mind this swelling because it pleasantly plums up those fine lines and wrinkles! However, Ice packs are recommended intermittently several hours after treatment along with a topical healing ointment which will be applied for you.
What's the recovery time?
Although you will experience mild swelling and redness in the treated area, you are still able to go about your daily activities with a good application of SPF. Strenuous exercise, hot tub, saunas, Jacuzzis and pools are to be avoided along with skin irritants such as retin-A and AHAs for 2 weeks following laser skin resurfacing.
How many Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments will I need?
Because this is a non-ablative fractionated device a series of 3-6 treatments are needed to ensure optimal results. Your aesthetician will help you develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs.