May 15 2017
Humans have spent centuries searching for ways to maintain youthful skin. The efforts to develop creams, potions, lotions were given the enormous boost they needed with the advent of innovative technologies. We have gone from a time of age-management using topical solutions like Pond’s cold cream or even Vaseline to wiping the slate clean with controlled laser energy.
Laser skin resurfacing has been referred to as one of the most significant breakthroughs to occur in the 21st Century. Initially, CO2, or carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, was used to eliminate concerns such as deep wrinkles and dark spots. As technology advanced, traditional CO2 resurfacing was followed by fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. This is where the magic happened.
What Is Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Anyway?
This method of skin rejuvenation is an ablative procedure that targets the cells with pixilated bursts of carbon dioxide. To be pixilated, or fractionated, means that the beam of light is broken up into many, tiny beams. The breaking of light is what makes Fraxel a gentler process without significantly decreasing results. The uppermost layer of skin is vaporized, but it is done so in a pattern, where small portions of skin are left untouched.
Maximum Benefit, Minimal Downtime
The popularity of fractional laser resurfacing continues to expand as men and women realize the value of such treatment. Common after-effects of this in-office laser procedure include swelling and redness. Skin will flake away over the course of 7 to 10 days, revealing healthy new cells day by day. Because layers of skin cells are obliterated, the results of fractional treatment include smoother, tighter, brighter skin. Long-term benefits stem from the increase in collagen that occurs throughout the healing process. This collagen rebuilding means that results can continue to improve over six to nine months.
Danville, California physicians Dr. Jerome Potozkin and Dr. Monica Brar are known for the friendly, personal care they offer our patients. If you would like to learn more about the latest facial rejuvenating treatments, we’d love to talk with you. Call 925-272-2695 to schedule your consultation, where we can help you open the door to a more beautiful you.