Over time, dead skin cells tend to build up on the face. The sun can cause dark spots, as well as lines and wrinkles. Acne can leave behind unsightly scars. All of this can prevent you from looking your best. Fractional skin resurfacing is a great way to freshen up your look and gain a healthy glow.
How Does Fractional Skin Resurfacing Work?
There are several different types of laser skin resurfacing procedures out there. Fractional skin resurfacing stands out because it breaks up the laser energy into thousands of small beams. As a result, there is far less downtime than with other laser treatments. There are both ablative and non-ablative forms of fractional skin resurfacing. Non-ablative treatments are not as effective but result in less downtime than ablative ones.
What Can Fractional Skin Resurfacing Treat?
One of the great things about this treatment is it can target several different skin imperfections, all at the same time. This may be a good treatment option for you if you would like to address:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun spots
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
What to Expect with Fractional Skin Resurfacing
One of the goals of this treatment is to stimulate your body to begin making more collagen. Collagen, as well as elastin, is key to having firm, beautiful skin. In order to remove pigmentation issues, layers of skin tissue may be removed. This allows for fresh, undamaged skin to take its place. Exactly how intense your fractional skin resurfacing treatment will be, as well as how many sessions you will need, depends on the severity of the skin imperfections. This is something to be discussed at your initial consultation when we create your treatment plan.
Results develop over time as your skin heals and new collagen fibers are formed. It may be a few months before you see the full impact of your treatment. This will depend on a few factors, such as your smoking history, your age, and how well you followed your aftercare instructions. It will be extra important to protect your skin from the sun in the one to three months following your fractional skin resurfacing because it will be very sensitive.
Interested in learning more about fractional skin resurfacing at Soulage Wellness and Aesthetic Center and what it can do for you? Get in touch with our office in Bastrop today to set up your consultation. At this consultation, we can discuss the procedure and the available options in greater detail. If you have been looking for a way to rejuvenate and refresh your skin, this treatment just may be the one you have been waiting for!