Get Fractional with your Skin
- Posted on: Mar 30 2018
Dr. Lipton offers Pixel laser skin resurfacing for his patients. Pixel is effective for treating a variety of common skin issues, from acne scars to melasma. A pixel is a fractional form of resurfacing.
How does Pixel resurfacing work?
The word resurfacing can make some people run for cover. Thoughts of pavement resurfacers or friends’ faces who have had dermabrasion (where the outer layers of skin are abraded away with a rotating brush head) come to mind. But the reality of fractional skin resurfacing is far from that.
Pixel works by creating thousands of microscopic channels through your epidermis down into your dermis (the skin’s second layer) across the treatment area. The microscopic channels are surrounded by untouched skin, which immediately goes about “repairing” the tiny holes adjacent to it. These holes are fully healed within about 12 hours. That’s how fractional resurfacing is different than laser resurfacing that removes an entire layer of skin. That process involves much more recovery.
Despite the microscopic nature of the holes, the body perceives them as “wounds,” triggering a wound response where the body produces new supplies of collagen to heal the wounds. This increased collagen production lasts up to six months. This also causes the collagen in the treatment area to remodel, tightening the skin. The combination breaks down problem areas of the skin, smoothing and tightening the surface.
Where can I have Pixel resurfacing done?
Dr. Lipton uses Pixel resurfacing to address an assortment of issues with the skin:
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough skin texture
- Sun damaged skin
- Enlarged Pores
- Stretch marks
- Surgical Scars.
What happens after my Pixel session?
Your skin will be very red and slightly swollen for the first 24-48 hours. There will be some light flaking during the third or fourth day. You’ll be completely healed in five days, although there may be some residual redness for a few more days.
We find that three treatments deliver the best results for our patients, but this is dependent on your skin condition.
Interested in Pixel laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Lipton? Call us at (972) 420-0023 to make an appointment.
Posted in: Skin Resurfacing