Skin Resurfacing through Hundreds of Tiny Holes
- Posted on: Dec 30 2018
In school you probably either loved fractions or you hated them. Fair enough. Ask your facial skin, however, and it’s all in on fractions, as in Pixel fractional skin resurfacing at Dr. Lipton’s.
We use Alma Lasers in our Pixel Perfect™ fractional rejuvenation procedure. Pixel Perfect™ improves your skin’s texture and tone, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation. And to think, you don’t even have to remember which is the numerator!
What is fractional laser resurfacing?
In fractional resurfacing, only a fraction of the skin is injured/punctured/you choose the term. The laser creates thousands of microscopic perforations down through the epidermis into the dermis layer of the skin (the layer beneath the epidermis). You would think thousands of perforations…uh, yeow! But it’s not like that. The channels created are microscopic. They start healing immediately. This is key to “fractional” treatment, as the untouched skin around each channel gets to work immediately helping to heal the puncture. And because the laser energy created heat in the dermis layer of the skin, the body assumes there has been a wound. Its response is to produce new amounts of collagen and to send them to the site. Since collagen is what provides the skin’s underlying structural support, this increased collagen improves the texture and tone of your skin.
Safer than other treatments
The Pixel Perfect procedure at Dr. Lipton’s uses Alma Lasers. This is important because these lasers are accepted as the most advanced, safest, and most effective in the industry. Pixel Perfect™ delivers dramatic results without the risks involved with CO2 lasers or harsh chemical peels. Plus, the healing time is vastly decreased over procedures that produce similar results.
What skin issues can we treat with Pixel resurfacing?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Large Pores
- Acne Scars
- Uneven pigmentation
What happens after my treatment?
Immediately after your procedure, your skin will be red and feel as if it is sunburned. There may be some slight swelling. All of this passes within three days. Over this same time, there will likely be some light peeling. Patients need to avoid sun exposure for the first few weeks.
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