The award-winning ResurFACE® fractional Er: YAG laser delivers ablative treatments for dramatic rejuvenation results. Helping improve the appearance and smoothness of a patient’s skin, ResurFACE® fractional laser delivers very similar treatments results as other, more aggressive treatments such as CO2 laser and injectable options but with very few side effects and a much shorter downtime period. This, therefore, enables practitioners to treat more clients in smaller time frames, helping increase revenue capabilities.
ResurFACE® fractional Er: YAG laser can be used to treat a broad range of commonly occurring conditions:
- Acne Scarring
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Stretch Marks
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Many men and women in the UK suffer from skin conditions and have concerns that they are ‘with them for life’, and that they have no real treatment solution. Fractional resurfacing laser technology was introduced with the aim of delivering results comparable to the traditional fully ablative resurfacing procedures, but without the associated prolonged downtime.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing provides total rejuvenation to give the skin a smooth, youthful and glowing appearance and is highly recommended for individuals who want a smoother skin texture or an improvement in the appearance of stretch marks.
Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrates into the tissue causing small columns of thermal damage which in turn stimulates significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non-affected areas of skin aid the body’s natural recovery process, allowing dramatic results without significant downtime.
A warm, heating sensation is felt during treatment, with some mild stinging. After treatment, the skin can be quite hot and so cooling packs are often utilised to minimise discomfort.
Treatment is suitable for most people and highly recommended for individuals wanting a brighter, more even skin tone, smoother skin texture with improved skin elasticity, a reduction of wrinkles, reduced pore size and improvement to scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks.
The skin is cleansed and the handpiece is moved over the skin delivering tiny microscopic laser beams. Typical treatment times vary depending on the skin condition and the area being treated but will range from 10 to 40 minutes. After treatment, the skin is cooled. Protective eyewear must be worn during treatment.
Improvement is evident after the first session, but for optimum results, 3 to 5 treatment sessions are often advised. Treatment is carried out every 2 to 6 weeks, depending upon the level of rejuvenation required.
You will experience a mild sunburnt sensation for a few hours after treatment and the skin may be red for 1 to 2 days. This is a normal sign that the skin is healing at a deep level. Swelling is likely but minimal, and resolves in 2 to 3 days. As the healing process occurs, your skin may have a ‘bronzed’ appearance that lasts from 3 to 10 days, depending on the treatment level. Your skin will naturally exfoliate and may flake as if you had mild sunburn.
Skin redness, swelling and the bronzed appearance described above are all expected outcomes of treatment. Other adverse side effects are rare but can include a small blister or temporary change in skin pigmentation, such as a darkening of the skin.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a full consultation where details about your medical history are obtained to confirm suitability. You will also be asked to complete a consent form.