Skin Resurfacing with a Fractional Laser
Signs of skin aging include dullness, rough texture, blotchy pigmentation, sunspots, wrinkles and fine lines. Your skin care physician will advise on the best ablative skin resurfacing techniques: chemical peels, laser peels, acne scar removal, microdermabrasion, or facial laser resurfacing to address facial wrinkles, under eye wrinkles or crows feet. Some techniques delivered by other medical spas require deep sedation or general anesthesia and are associated with discomfort, risk of scarring, changes in skin pigmentation and significant downtime. This is not the case at The Randali Centre.
At the Randali Centre, Fractional Skin Resurfacing is accomplished using an Erbium laser. This laser creates tiny ablative zones wherein the epidermis and upper dermis are destroyed or ablated. The surrounding areas of intact skin cells repopulate the ablated zones within 24 hours. Because of this reservoir of intact skin, delicate skin areas such as the neck, chest, hands and arms can be resurfaced—areas which were always “off limits” to prior ablative techniques. Healing is rapid, and as it triggers production of new collagen, it is an excellent treatment for acne scarring.
This procedure takes about 20–30 minutes. The Zimmer Cooler is used making resurfacing virtually painless. Following treatment, a tolerable, tingling, sunburn-like sensation is noticed for 2–3 hours. This is easily managed with Ibuprofen. Slight swelling (generally perceived only by the patient) may occur for a day or two. The skin may appear “tanned,” and as new skin replaces dead tissue, mild flaking (not peeling) will occur. Skin looks better almost immediately and steadily improves over the next few months. Generally three to five sessions spaced two to three weeks apart yield the best results. Because many of our clients travel from areas of Pennsylvania outside of Lancaster including Harrisburg, York, Reading and more, we are conscientious of scheduling follow-up appointments to suit your specific needs.
Providing the effective results of ablative resurfacing without its prolonged healing period, this procedure combines the best of both worlds.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Offers Faster Recovery
Unlike a typical fractional CO2 laser, our Erbium laser minimizes the skin ablation, stimulates new collagen growth and speeds the recovery process. By increasing volume with products like Sculptra combined with more traditional non-surgical facelift methods our clients benefit from a more natural looking skin rejuvenation treatment with faster recovery times.
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