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F R A C T I O N A L R E S U R F A C I N G
Wish you could turn back time on your skin You can, quickly and easily.
Fractional resurfacing is one of our surface-repair treatments designed to reduce
the visible signs of aging, improve skin texture and tone, soften fine lines and
wrinkles, and diminish brown spots.
WHAT IS FRACTIONAL RESURFACING
Fractional Resurfacing improves skin texture
and tone, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and
diminishes brown spots, leaving you with softer,
smoother, younger looking skin.
HOW DOES IT WORK
The laser pulses create tiny ablative zones,
removing the epidermis and upper dermis.
The treatment then triggers the body’s natural
healing process, stimulating the growth of new,
healthy skin tissue. The procedure treats small
zones of the skin, leaving surrounding tissue
untouched and intact. These large unaffected
areas act as a reservoir for more effective and
rapid tissue healing and collagen production.
DOES IT HURT
It’s far more comfortable than conventional
laser skin resurfacing. Most patients experience
mild discomfort during the procedure. A
topical anesthetic can be applied if necessary.
HOW DO I PREP FOR THE PROCEDURE
2 WEEKS PRIOR
Avoid direct sunlight and/or tanning booths.
5 DAYS PRIOR
Discontinue pre-treatment of topical
hydroquinone and tretinoin and/or glycolic acid
(helps reduce risk of post-laser pigmentation).
3 DAYS PRIOR
Discontinue Retin-A, Renova, glycolic acids,
vitamin C or any skin irritants.
A FEW DAYS PRIOR
Purchase Aquaphor ointment (over the counter)
to promote healing.
24 HOURS PRIOR
If susceptible to cold sores, take prescription
oral antiviral medication; continue
DAY OF TREATMENT
Drink 8-10 cups of water.
30 MINUTES PRIOR
Take extra-strength Tylenol to
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT
The damaged top layer of your skin is being
replaced by a new layer of healthier cells. For
the next 6 weeks, you may experience dryness,
redness, tightening, itching, burning, sensitive
skin and exfoliation. Wrinkles and acne may
What you have to look forward to after your peel
is diminished fine lines and wrinkles, increased
smoothness, smaller pore size, improved
elasticity, reduction of age spots and/or hyperpigmentation,
normalized oil production, and
a new generation of a balanced and even skin
tone. All in all, beautiful results!
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