Fractional Laser Resurfacing
What Is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional laser skin resurfacing works by directing light towards a targeted area of the skin, damaging only specific areas, so leaving other parts of the skin intact. This damaging causes the skin to resurface itself and produce more collagen (much like PSR), reversing the signs of ageing. Since there is only fractional damage, there are less side effects than a traditional laser treatment.
What Types Of Fractional Laser Resurfacing Are Available?
It’s important to know the difference between ablative and nonablative lasers, as both brands offer the two forms of treatment.
- Ablative directs an intense beam of light, which removes the outer layer of the skin completely.
- Non Ablative have lower energy levels than ablative lasers and heat the deeper layers of skin while damaging the outer layer as little as possible.
Is Fractional Laser Resurfacing For You?
A history of skin’s sensitivity, severe skin conditions and darker skin types could compromise your ability to have fractional laser resurfacing. As with most treatments it is advised not to have while pregnant.
Typical cost of Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Single area treatments around £500, whereas a full treatment including face, neck and chest costs £1,800.
Risks & Side Effects
The side effects are temporary, with redness lasting up to a week and flaking will last up to two weeks as the skin heals itself.
- Skin discolouration