Summary of Skin Resurfacing Procedures
Our skin resurfacing procedures can help treat:
- Age Spots
- Benign Moles
- Hand Rejuvenation
- Red Spots
- Scar Revision
- Skin Tag Removal
- Sun Damage
Using our high tech, high precision FOTONA laser systems, we are able to accomplish “laser peels” from just a “micro-dermabrasion” level to a deep dermal peel. The difference between FOTONA laser peels and chemical peels is really all about control and the ability to create tightening to the skin as well. With the laser we have control of the energy we use, the heat we use and the visual depth we achieve. With a chemical peel it’s a matter of guessing the chemical’s interactions with your skin… is 5 min long enough is 10 min too long? No guess work with the laser. And with the laser we can deliver the energy as needed to achieve the optimal result. In other words, we fit the treatment to you rather than what so many others do, which is fitting you to what singular treatment that they have. This means we provide a better result with the down time you are able to afford. Whether you need a fractional treatment, a non-ablative treatment, a delayed ablative treatment or a fully ablative treatment, we can provide it.
Full or Fractional:
Full resurfacing means you treat the whole surface. Fractional means you treat just a “fraction” of the entire surface area. Fractional also goes by the names of Pixel and Partial. Typically, the fractional treatments are done by dividing the treatment area into small areas and treating between 10 and 50 percent of the area. The reason for doing this is that the skin heals faster with the partial (fractional) treatment. The down side is that you will need multiple treatments to cover the entire surface area. As an example, if you use 20% coverage you would need to treat about 5 times to get full coverage of the area. When you look at down time (the time needed to heal), you may only have one to 3 days per treatment. But total down time will be for all 5 treatments, as in our example. So it could be 5 to 15 days total. Generally the down time with standard resurfacing to a deep level (best results) is about 7 to 10 or fewer days. Therefore, if you don’t have time to heal, then a fractional peel is a good idea. Despite what other companies and clinics may say, you will never achieve the results of a full resurfacing by doing fractional. Whatever your circumstances, we can provide full or fractional resurfacing.