Dr. Daniel J. Leeman and his team are especially excited about the results they’re achieving with Fractional Laser Resurfacing.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing is a laser treatment that can reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and minimize acne scars -with minimal downtime. During the procedure, a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of energy will be applied to your skin with a controlled laser. Dr. Leeman can adjust the laser’s settings to tailor treatment and obtain the best results for you.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing is recommended if you want to:
- Reverse the appearance of aged & sun-damaged skin
- Improve texture & firmness
- Smooth wrinkles & lines
- Reduce the appearance of acne & other scars
- Renew your skin
Thanks to advanced technology, it is possible to look years younger without major surgery, discomfort or downtime. The following information will help answer many of your questions.
What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional Laser Resurfacing is a new way to transform skin and enhance its overall appearance. Fractional Laser Resurfacing can reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and minimize acne scars. Because Fractional Laser Resurfacing delivers the desired outcome with minimal downtime, it is rapidly replacing traditional laser skin resurfacing as the treatment of choice for mild to moderate signs of photo damage.
How Does Fractional Laser Resurfacing Work?
Fractional Laser Resurfacing is setting a new standard for skin rejuvenation in fractional laser resurfacing. During the procedure, your doctor will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin with a controlled laser. The Fractional Laser Resurfacing procedure is customized to your skin by your doctor. The doctor can adjust the laser’s settings to tailor treatment and obtain the best results for you. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as acne scars on the cheeks or fine lines around the mouth.
The laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic injuries in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure. Fractional Laser Resurfacing is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to fight fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.
Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, Fractional Laser Resurfacing leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic injuries. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes overall damage.
Am I a good candidate for Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional Laser Resurfacing can be performed safely on nearly anyone with signs of aging skin or significant facial scarring.
What is the Fractional Laser Resurfacing procedure like?
Prior to the procedure Dr. Leeman will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable during the treatment. As you lie comfortably in the chair, your skin is renewed by Fractional Laser Resurfacing. Dr. Leeman will move the laser around the treatment area utilizing customized settings. After the procedure, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. The redness continues for a few days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as your fresh and younger looking skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about seven to ten days. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. During the recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and promote healing. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days.
How long does the Fractional Laser Resurfacing procedure take?
In most cases, Fractional Laser Resurfacing can be performed to an entire face within 20-30 minutes. Smaller areas take less time.
How many treatments are required with Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
Excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, persons with severe wrinkling or deep acne scars may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart. Your doctor will advise you on what results you can reasonably expect.
What precautions do I need to take after the Fractional Laser Resurfacing procedure in order to maintain my results?
Basic skin care, thorough cleaning and sun protection are key to ensuring your results endure. Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible, but especially in the weeks following treatment.
Is Fractional Laser Resurfacing safe?
Fractional Laser Resurfacing is safer than traditional laser resurfacing treatments. Because sedation is not required, the patient is only exposed to a topical anesthetic. Injections and sedation are not necessary with Fractional Laser Resurfacing. Because it offers the doctor so much control and customization, patients are treated faster and more precisely. Fractional Laser Resurfacing leaves the skin around each perforation intact, which allows for rapid healing and improved complexion. The footprint that the Fractional Laser Resurfacing leaves is not as deep as traditional laser procedures which often created painful damage and bruising. Because Fractional Laser Resurfacing creates a shallower, wider pattern, it promotes rapid healing. Fractional Laser Resurfacing is minimally invasive and extremely safe, while still delivering excellent results.
Does Fractional Laser Resurfacing have FDA Clearance?
Yes, Fractional Laser Resurfacing has received clearance from the FDA.