Fractional Laser Resurfacing Rome, GA
The versatile, non-ablative, fractional Erbium laser is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles by delivering 1540 nanometer laser energy to the skin, which in turn stimulates the formation of new collagen. Areas of aging and sun related wrinkles are excellent zones for treatment: forehead, crow’s feet, peri-oral. This device, safe for all skin types, may be used to treat the following issues:
- Generalized aging of the face
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
Treatment Phase for the Erbium Laser
After cleansing the skin, numbing cream is applied and allowed to sit for at least twenty minutes. You will recline and be made comfortable; goggles, designed to shield your eyes from the intense light, will be adjusted to your face.
The aesthetician will treat the entire surface of your face with a series of pulses. She will bring the chilled treatment piece (postage stamp sized) into contact with your skin and trigger a pulse of energy. As she navigates across your face, discharging the treatment piece with each contact, you will feel small bursts of pain, much like a rubber band snapping on sensitive skin.
Healing Phase for the Erbium Laser
Erbium laser treatments can cause noticeable swelling, lasting five to seven days, and there can be minor bruising.
After this brief period of inflammation, fibroblasts in the skin begin to produce fresh, new collagen that adds structural support to the skin and thus reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles and tightens the skin.
It is best to stay indoors, avoid exposure to the Sun and apply soothing hydration to your skin. We have tried numerous proprietary products but find that chilled Aloe gel is effective and inexpensive. You will notice favorable improvements in your skin as the edema subsides in three to five days. Your skin will have healed sufficiently within four weeks to repeat the treatment, if necessary.
Most patients receive three treatments, four weeks apart. The increase in collagen production usually lasts for several months.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing Gallery Rome, GA
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