Lasers have become a popular tool for various skin treatments due to their precision, effectiveness, and versatility. They are used to address a wide range of skin conditions and concerns.
What do you need to know about lasers?
Fractional lasers are a type of laser technology used in skin treatments to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, scars and other skin imperfections Unlike traditional lasers that treat the entire skin surface, fractional lasers deliver the laser energy in a fractionated pattern, creating microscopic columns of thermal damage known as microthermal zones (MTZs). These MTZs target specific areas of the skin while leaving surrounding tissues unaffected.
- Benefits of Fractional lasers
- Precision: target specific areas of the skin, minimizing damage to surrounding tissue
- Versatility: treat various skin conditions: wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, pigmentation, and uneven skin texture (Note: some conditions may take multiple lasers to improve)
- Recovery time: non-ablative lasers have shorter recovery time than ablative lasers, returning to normal activities quicker.
- Collagen Production Stimulation: controlled thermal damage triggers collagen remodeling, which improves skin elasticity, texture, and firmness.
- Customizable: Intensity, depth, and spacing can be adjusted dependent upon individual skin condition and goals
- Ablative vs. Non-ablative
- Ablative Lasers work by vaporizing or removing the outer layers of the skin. They deliver high-energy laser beams to create MTZs that extend deep into the dermis. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing response, leading to collage production and skin rejuvenation.
- Non-ablative lasers deliver laser energy to the deeper skin called the dermis. The heat generated by the laser stimulates collage production and may tighten the skin Non-ablative lasers are milder and require less downtime than ablative lasers. They are commonly used for treating fine lines, mild to moderate wrinkles and improving overall skin tone.
What lasers do we offer?
At the Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, we utilize a wide range of leading edge Sciton laser systems to address the majority of skin related conditions. Click on each laser to learn more!