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Fractional Laser Treatment (Laser Skin Resurfacing)

 

  • Is your skin texture uneven and rough?
  • Do you have deep acne scars?
  • Do you have darkening, brown spots?

 


Cosmetician in safety glasses using laser for facial treatment in cosmetology clinic

Cosmetician in safety glasses using laser for facial treatment in cosmetology clinic



 

And if you are looking for a virtually pain free treatment to heal you skin and give it a chance to rebuild itself, then a Fractional Laser Treatment is ideal for you. Popularly known as Fraction CO2, this face resurfacing treatment is extremely useful in what is called – ‘Spider Veins’. CO2 fractional system is known as a safer alternative to its previous cousins.

Besides clearing wrinkles and scars, the Co2 fraction laser treatment can aid in the rejuvenation process of the skin. It is far more effective than surgical methods like face-lift and dermabrasion. Also since the treatment works on shedding skin layers, bringing the healthier and brighter layer up, the result is a glowing, smooth, scar-free skin.

 

Procedure

 

With the use of CO2 fraction laser, the therapist targets damaged skin spots. The specialty of this treatment is that the laser treats only a fraction of tissues at time, leaving the surrounding area untouched. This results in rapid healing, replacing the old and tired cells ultimately making your skin plump, clean and glowing.

 

Key Benefits

  • Renewed skin
  • Insured glow
  • Healthy
  • Pain-free
  • Safe

Services

 

At DermaVue we offer well-customized, cosmetic skin services to men and women. We have highly skilled dental therapists, doctors and surgeons who will discuss your concerns and will perform a hassle-free treatment. We also carry mineral cosmetics and physician-grade, prescription-strength skin care products to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.The center is equipped with latest technical tools and support systems. We also offer ‘feel at home’ atmosphere and personalized care for complete satisfaction of our customers.

 

Before and after photos

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Call Us

 

Call us on Phone: 0471- 6060 007 or Mob/Whatsapp: 80899 99772 right now or request a call back from us to get specific information and guidance pertaining to your personal cosmetic needs. Our Cosmetic physician is trained to care for your appearance as well as your health. With extensive yet totally private consultation with our professional skin experts, you get an overview of the solutions we provide to suit your need, budget and time. Call today to schedule a consultation with a physician who will develop your Personalized Treatment Plan.

 
Fractional Laser Before After Photos**
 

Question & Answer

 

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

 

We use lasers to precisely vaporize damaged skin cells, layer by layer. This leaves smoother, younger-looking skin and helps us safely treat a wide variety of sun and age damage — including stubborn acne scars and facial blemishes.

 

When it comes to laser resurfacing, we offer:

  • The very latest lasers, for safer, faster and more effective treatment — including ablative, non-ablative and fractional
  • Experience and a proven track record of technical expertise
  • A range of options to meet your needs: fewer treatments but a longer recovery, or more sessions but little downtime
  • Help picking the best strategy
  • Individualized plans with adjustable treatment depths, customized to your condition and concerns

Conditions Treated with Laser Resurfacing

 

Laser surfacing can improve a wide variety of conditions, including stretch marks. Learn more about some of the conditions we treat:

  • Acne scars: Deep acne breakouts can leave scars behind — bumps, pinpricks or small depressions with wavy edges or sharp corners.
  • Skin spots: Sun exposure can cause red or brown spots like freckles, age spots and liver spots — damage our treatments can remove.
  • Skin texture: We can fix uneven skin texture, a condition tied to aging and marked by roughness, bumpiness, dryness and dull appearance.
  • Skin tone: Uneven tone may occur when your skin has spots or patches with a different color or shade.
  • Wrinkles: Wrinkles and crow’s feet are a normal part of aging, but we offer proven ways to turn back the clock.

 

What to Expect with Laser Resurfacing

While our treatment recommendations depend in part on your particular condition, many times you can choose between two options:

 

Ablative resurfacing offers:

  • Deeper treatments (usually to the dermis, the lowest layer) — meaning just one or two sessions but a longer recovery (the deeper the treatment, the longer the healing period and the more redness)
  • A choice to use fractional technology — vaporizing tiny columns of skin, leaving islands of normal skin untouched to reduce complications and speed healing

Non-ablative resurfacing offers:

  • Less downtime but multiple sessions — 4 to 6 treatments for the best results, usually every 4 weeks but sometimes 7 to 10 days apart
  • Little discomfort and minimal risk — unlike the ablative approach it spares the skin’s outer barrier and the nerves in the superficial portions of skin
  • Treatment for age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmented growths and other lesions
  • Gradual improvement — though you will notice a change even after the first treatment
  • Both treatments help by stimulating the production of collagen, one of the proteins that support your skin.

Laser Resurfacing Procedures

 

Your treatment and recovery steps depend on which technology you choose:

 

Non-ablative procedure and recovery

 

Non-ablative resurfacing involves:

  • Each appointment last about 2 hours.
  • After arriving, you receive a topical anesthetic gel, which sits on the targeted area for approximately half an hour. (We also use cooling techniques to make the procedure even more comfortable.)
  • Afterward, you apply a cold compress or ice pack for approximately 10 to 20 minutes each hour (as needed for the first 12 to 24 hours)
  • Wear sunblock with at least SPF 30 throughout treatment period and for 3 months afterward to avoid pigment change.
  • Apply Vaseline 3 to 4 times each day to any areas that develop blistering or open sores.

 

Ablative procedure and recovery

 

Ablative resurfacing involves:

 

  • Each appointment lasts 3 to 4 hours.
  • After you arrive, we’ll take photographs of the targeted area and apply a topical anesthetic cream. We also offer oral medication for relaxation and use a local anesthetic to bathe nearby nerves.
  • Antibiotics and antiviral medications are typically prescribed to help prevent infection (particularly important if you have a history of cold sores).
  • You need to perform gentle skin cleansing twice daily and apply Vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day for 5 to 7 days.
  • Use a cold compress or ice pack to relieve swelling, applying for 10 minutes at a time, once or twice hourly.
  • Peeling and flaking usually occur within 24 hours — do not rub or pick, as this can cause scarring or infection.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for up to 2 months, as well as strenuous exercise and getting shampoo on the treated area until you’ve fully healed.
  • Don’t wear makeup until your skin has healed.
  • Use sunblock with SPF 30 or higher for at least 3 months
  • Laser Resurfacing Side Effects

 

Patient responses vary from laser resurfacing, with the type of treatment also playing a role. Call us if you have any questions or experience:

  • Excessive swelling or pain
  • Fever
  • Blistering
  • Extreme itching
  • Infection
  • Drainage that looks like pus
  • Increased warmth at or around the treated area
  • Fever of 101.5 degrees or higher
  • Extreme itching
  • Non-ablative resurfacing side effects
  • Slight skin stinging for about 1 hour afterward
  • Some redness and swelling, which lasts an average of 3 days and can be covered with makeup within a day or two

 

Ablative resurfacing side effects

 

Non-ablative side effects can include:

  • Redness and swelling are expected within a few minutes of completing the procedure and normally persist for 1 to 3 weeks, depending upon the depth of the peel
  • You may experience mild burning that goes away after an hour or so
  • Peeling can last 1 to 2 weeks
  • Oozing or seeping of light pink, transparent fluid will occur with deeper treatments and can last for 24 to 72 hours. This is a natural part of the skin-healing process. You can gently dab the fluid with clean gauze if it mixes with your Aquaphor or Vaseline, but do not rub or scrub.

 

How do Fractional Lasers Work and is performed?

Though you always find an individual who has a lower threshold for pain, most of my patients find laser treatment very tolerable. In their opinion, it’s not painful at all. Therefore, the procedure is usually performed with local anesthetic creams or even without anesthesia. The treatment session takes about 45 to 90 minutes with 3 to 7 days interval between sessions.

By targeting water as its chromophore, the laser induces a dense array of microscopic, columnar thermal zones of tissue injury that do not perforate or impair the function of the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). The treated skin area rapidly recovers with newer skin and healthy tissue (Non-Ablative Therapy).

The fractionated carbon dioxide laser beam is broken into numerous microscopically thin beams that strike the skin and vaporize sun damaged or scarred tissue. This causes the skin to tighten, and during healing, produce collagen – the protein responsible for skin structure and appearance (Ablative Therapy).

When therapy is done in fractions, this allows the skin to rapidly recover with little downtime. Further the side effects with this type of therapy are less and complications are very rare. In most cases, the old damaged skin is replaced by the new skin within a few days.

 

What is the recovery time and the final results?

Recovery from laser treatment is generally not lengthy and usually involves some redness and swelling for several days. Because fractional laser therapy only treats part of the skin, additional therapy is required to treat the entire skin surface. Most individuals require anywhere from 4 – 6 sessions to treat the damaged skin.

The results of fractional laser skin resurfacing are not immediate but evidence of a smoother and tighter skin will be evident after 2 – 3 sessions. Patients experience an immediate improvement during treatment associated with the laser heating their skin. The collagen contracts making the skin appear immediately tighter. However, the final results related to collagen production which takes several weeks to months to be remodeled (8-12 weeks). Patients will continue to see improvements in their skin for the first three to four months following treatment. However, the results are not permanent.

 

What are the risks of Fractional Laser Procedures?

Rarely, infection and scarring or discolorations of the skin are certainly theoretical possibilities. However, the strict following the medical instructions will help you to avoid these complications.

 

Stretch Marks?

 

There are treatments available, particularly with lasers, which can help improve stretch marks, however, no treatment can yet make a stretch mark go all the way back to looking like totally normal skin.

 

So, keep in your mind these three facts:

  • Laser and other modalities improve the problem but don’t remove it.
  • There are no ‘perfect’ treatments for stretch marks.
  • A series of treatment sessions are usually needed to obtain the best results.

 

Causes and types of Stretch marks:

With expansion of the skin, by pregnancy or morbid obesity… etc., the elastic fibers of the deeper layer of the skin (Dermis) are broken, leaving a Red Stretch Marks or Linea Rubra. After healing of this cracks by fibrosis, they become a whitish in color in what is called White Stretch Marks or Linea Alba.

 

How to prevent these marks?

One thing you can do during pregnancy or times of weight gain is to apply topical creams like alpha-hydroxy acids or Retin-A medicines. These topical medicines can be helpful in curbing the onset of stretch marks in the first place.

 

Treatment of Red Stretch Marks:

As these marks look a lot like early scar tissues, lasers can be highly effective at reducing the redness and stopping some of the inflammation. Lasers also induce collagen growth and remodeling, as well as some elastin remodeling which improves the look of the skin. The pulsed-dye laser is the treatment of choice for this.

 

Treatment of White Stretch Marks:

The latest development in the treatment of stretch marks is fractional laser therapy. There are some risks that some patients may not be responsive to the therapy, as well as some risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in darker individuals that takes some time to fade away.

 

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