Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures - Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Fractional laser resurfacing can improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles, scars and lesions by removing some of the outer layer of skin. This treatment offers fast results, and recovery is minimal. While many patients undergo fractional laser resurfacing for resolution of skin damage that has already occurred, some individuals benefit from having this treatment performed once or twice each year to compensate for skin damage caused by sun exposure and other factors.

Benefits of Fractional Laser Resurfacing

This treatment from our Los Angeles fractional laser resurfacing expert offers several benefits to recipients. Multiple aspects of skin appearance improve after this treatment, including acne scars, cancerous lesions, surgical scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. Many patients also have fractional laser resurfacing performed on their neck, hands, and eye area to tighten loose skin. Following treatment, patients only have three to four days of skin redness and no aftercare to perform.

How Fractional Laser Resurfacing Works

Our expert in fractional laser resurfacing in Los Angeles begins this treatment by cleaning and marking the area to be treated. Because our dermatologist applies a topical anesthetic, patients do not experience discomfort but may experience slight heat and tingling during the procedure. Our dermatologist then applies the laser to the skin for 15 to 45 minutes depending on the extent of treatment ordered. Patients who want to increase their results can order additional sessions.

Candidates for Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Patients who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, lesions, scars, and uneven skin tone may be good candidates for this treatment from our Los Angeles fractional laser resurfacing expert. This treatment can be ideal for patients who have fair or medium skin tone, but patients who have heavily tanned or naturally darker skin should avoid fractional laser resurfacing. Finally, candidates should understand what this treatment can and cannot achieve.

After undergoing fractional laser resurfacing, patients continue to notice results for up to six months. The best results are supported by regular use of high-quality skin care products and sunblock. At a consultation with our expert in fractional laser resurfacing in Los Angeles, patients can learn more about this treatment and find out if it is for them.