When it comes to looking and feeling your best, smoothing and tightening the skin are at the top of many people’s wish list.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing can help you achieve a younger and healthier look by stimulating new skin and collagen production. North Shore Medical Aesthetics and Anti-Aging in Melville, NY, explains the interesting science behind fractional laser skin resurfacing and how it can make a difference in your life.
How Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Works
Skin resurfacing lasers generate a narrow beam of electromagnetic energy that has a specific wavelength and frequency. Fractional lasers split that beam into many smaller components, evenly distributing the energy over the skin’s surface.
Lasers generating energy in the infrared range are particularly useful in skin resurfacing. The heat energy from the laser resurfaces the skin and encourages new, healthier skin to heal in its place. The heat energy penetrating into the deeper skin layers stimulates collagen formation. This results in a more smooth, firm, and youthful skin texture.
Skin resurfacing lasers are divided into two main types, ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers are those that alter the integrity of the outermost layer of skin, while non-ablative lasers have little to no effect on the skin’s integrity. Many patients prefer non-ablative laser treatments because there is less downtime after the procedure.
Combination Therapy to Obtain the Best Results
Optimal results are obtained when fractional laser skin resurfacing is used in combination with other aesthetic treatments like Botox, Juvederm, and photorejuvenation.
Photorejuvenation is often called intense pulsed light, or IPL for short. Photorejuvenation uses intense pulsations of energy composed of various wavelengths and frequencies that make up white light, which is in the visible light range.
Combination therapy with both fractional laser and photorejuvenation can be used to achieve the best results. While fractional lasers focus on reducing fine lines, scars and stretch marks, photorejuvenation evens skin tone and targets pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and blemishes. Photorejuvenation is a great option for people who have sun damage or unwanted brown and red spots.
It is important to talk with your physician about a customized treatment plan that is right for you. Don’t forget to use sunscreen to protect your skin while undergoing treatment and expect to require several treatment sessions.
If you’re interested in learning more about anti-aging and cosmetic treatments, give the experienced team at North Shore Medical Aesthetics and Anti-Aging in Melville, NY, a call today to set up a consultation. From laser skin resurfacing methods to CoolSculpting®, the team can create a customized plan for you. Browse a full list of their services online, or call their office at (516) 690-7546.