Fractional resurfacing laser treatments have revolutionized the aesthetic laser field with the concept of fractional photothermolysis. Up to a million tiny beams of laser energy dot the skin, penetrating to the depths of the dermis. Each incites a response with collagen remodeling and new collagen formation, resulting in tighter skin, smoother skin, with reduction of wrinkles, brown sun spots, melasma and improvement in acne scars. By varying the depth of treatment, deeper targets such as acne scars or deeper wrinkles may be improved. Nonablative fractional resurfacing options offered by Dr. Vessely include ICON 1540, Clear+Brilliant, and Fraxel Restore. Ablative fractional resurfacing is accomplished with the Fraxel Repair laser and affords an increased amount of skin tightening in addition to the typical resurfacing improvements.
Fractional resurfacing may be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, or anywhere else that shows significant sun damage. Patients can apply make-up immediately after non-ablative treatments and return to routine activities. For maximum results a series of non-ablative treatments is recommended. Ablative resurfacing with the Fraxel Repair involves some down time and is a one treatment protocol. Call to schedule a complimentary consultation. Dr. Vessely will help you determine the best treatment plan to accomplish your goals. Call 503-692-1190.