Fractional Laser Resurfacing Has Changed the Face of Aging
- Posted on: Sep 15 2018
The aging face is not nearly as difficult a challenge as it once was. We have so many ways to mitigate the effects of stress, biology, and sun exposure that we can genuinely say that fifty is the new forty. However, just because we have Botox and fillers and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery techniques doesn’t mean we’re entirely in the clear. In our Midtown Manhattan office, patients who aren’t getting fractional laser resurfacing may be missing out on the most significant contribution to aesthetic medicine in the last decade.
Fractional laser resurfacing has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for many good reasons. Most of us will need to address concerns related to our skin’s tone and texture at some point, why not do it earlier rather than later? If you’ve already noticed that your bright skin has dulled and become marked with sun spots and fine lines, don’t worry, fractional laser resurfacing can correct these problems.
Laser Resurfacing has Come a Long Way
The initial use of ablative lasers in aesthetic medicine was pretty harsh, to be honest. Sure, they could radically improve the appearance of scars, fine lines, and sun damage with just one or two treatments, but traditional laser resurfacing also meant a higher risk for permanent pigmentation problems. Oh, and patients also had to endure a relatively intense recovery. This was because a conventional CO2 laser would remove the entire uppermost surface of skin tissue.
Today, more doctors are using fractional CO2 lasers to achieve the same outstanding results of a traditional laser. Our fractional device is significantly more comfortable, and it reduces recovery time by many days. The improvement still happens, it just develops gradually as the skin is rebuilt from the inside out.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Areas
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing stimulates the body to produce more collagen in the treatment area naturally. Common treatment sites include the face, neck, chest, and backs of the hands. Many patients who undergo facial cosmetic surgery follow-up their lift with laser resurfacing.
Why Have Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin treatments can achieve multiple benefits simultaneously, including:
- Treating pre-cancerous growths.
- Reinstating firmness to the skin.
- Smoothing and brightening the skin.
- Minimizing fine lines, scars, and sun damage.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact our cosmetic dermatology office in Manhattan at (212) 391-8600 to schedule your skin-boosting laser resurfacing treatment.
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