5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Non Ablative 1540 Fractional Skin Resurfacing

Fractional skin resurfacing has taken laser skin rejuvenation to the next level in terms of safety, comfort and efficacy. Unlike ablative laser treatments of the past, fractional treatments result in less trauma to the surrounding skin and tissue. This means a more comfortable treatment for you with less downtime, without sacrificing the stellar results laser skin treatments typically provide. If you have never considered fractional laser resurfacing before, Umansky Plastic Surgery has five good reasons to fall in love with this rejuvenation treatment.

Works Deep Under the Skin’s Surface
Like other laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing uses laser energy to penetrate deep beneath the surface of the skin. By addressing the underlying skin structure, this procedure can stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are important substances that give the skin its natural firmness and soft, supple tone. As we age, our bodies produce less of these substances, leading to skin laxity and the appearance of wrinkles. By replenishing collagen and elastin, we can also turn back the clock on the complexion.

Addresses a Variety of Concerns
Fractional skin resurfacing is able to address a number of concerns in a single treatment, including:

  • Fine lines and facial wrinkles
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Shallow scarring
  • Skin laxity

In addition to a reduction in these imperfections, the stimulation of collagen and elastin production will provide a supple appearance to the skin that will be long-lasting.

Quick, Comfortable Procedure
Fractional skin resurfacing is performed on an outpatient basis, using topical anesthetic. A handheld applicator is then used on the surface of the skin to deliver laser energy. The laser creates micro injuries in the skin that stimulate the body’s healing response and produce smoother, more youthful skin.

The entire procedure takes around 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. A cooling device is also integrated with the laser to maintain confort throughout treatment. Most patients find the procedure to be very tolerable and even comfortable.

Short Recovery Period, Long-Lasting Results
After treatment, your skin may be red and slightly swollen. These side effects will subside within 1-2 days following treatment. Many of our patients return to work and regular activities immediately following their procedure, while others might wait a day or two to give their skin a chance to heal and return to normal.

Results from laser resurfacing can be seen right away, but they will continue to improve in the days and weeks following the procedure. While some patients will achieve nice results after just one treatment session, most benefit from a series of treatments to obtain their desired results. After that point, touch-up sessions once or twice a year should be sufficient to keep your skin in top form.

Non-ablative 1540 fractional laser resurfacing has become a popular way to rejuvenate the skin due to little discomfort, short recovery times and outstanding results. The procedure is quick and downtime afterward is minimal. To find out if 1540 fractional laser resurfacing is the right treatment choice for you, contact Umansky Plastic Surgery at 858-281-4560.