What is Fractional Laser used for?
Fractional laser is a relatively quick and painless laser treatment with only a small amount of down time. The unique feature in the fractional method is that the laser beam is broken down into thousands of tiny columns of powerful laser light which treat pinpointed areas of your skin. This has been particularly effective for clients who:
- Want to improve fine lines and wrinkles
- Want to reduce the appearance of acne scars
- Have environmentally damaged skin and wish to improve skin tone and texture.
- Want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and post-traumatic scars.
So, if you are looking for younger-looking skin, to improve scars or wrinkles and fine lines, a quick treatment and fast recovery, this could be right for you.
All laser treatments need a Consultation first which is Free and you can book a Fractional Laser Consultation Online Here or just call reception 01392 877221.
How does the Fractional laser work?
Fractional laser uses light energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. These areas of untreated skin then assist and allow a much faster healing process. Your body’s natural response for these treated areas is to produce new collagen, plumping up the skin as well as smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.
What areas can be treated and what is the treatment like?
Most areas of the skin can be treated though the face is the most common. Different areas of the body will see different levels of results. For example the face has a large recovery reservoir compared to areas like the back of your hands.
Fractional laser treatment is quick, with normal treatment times being approximately 30 mins, the process is generally a fairly painfree.
The whole face does not necessarily need Fractional treatment, making it suitable for correction of particular zones of scarring or other skin issues.
How many Fractional treatments will I need?
Fractional laser is typically done in a series of 3 or 6 treatments, usually spaced a month apart, depending upon your needs. Fractional laser can be combined with other procedures, such as peels or use of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) or Lasers to further enhance the treatment result.
What will my skin be like after being treated?
After the fractional treatment your skin will have some redness similar looking to sunburn. The overall healing is dependent upon the depth of the treatment which can vary from person to person. Usually, healing takes about three days and most clients can return to work and apply make-up within a day or two of treatment. Redness will settle after a few days followed by some dryness.
Your skin will be more sensitive to ultraviolet light immediately after treatment you must avoid direct exposure to the sun until the skin redness has faded. We advocate that everyone wear sun protection no matter what time of year it is, we definitely recommend it after treatment.
A rich moisturiser is a good idea, especially at night to combat the dryness. Daily SPF30 is recommended in addition to a moisturiser. You can see and try testers of these at the Remedies Clinic.
What will be the cost of treatment?
The cost depends upon the size of the area being treated, as well as the condition. Our Fractional Laser Consultation is Free so once assessed our laser and skin care therapist will be able to answer this and any other questions you may have. There is no obligation to treat if you decide it is not for you.
What potential side-effects of the Fractional laser treatment?
It is normal for a drying of the skin surface which typically lasts for several days.
As mentioned previously a redness is quite normal after being treated and usually fades in 3 days or so. A faint patterning effect on the skin is possible as a side-effect, if this does occur it disappears in a few days.
All laser treatments need a Consultation first which is Free and you can book a Fractional Laser Consultation Online Here or just call reception 01392 877221
I have been having Fractal treatment for my acne scarred skin. It really works! and still keeps working months later. The sars are not so deep and my skin is more even-toned.
I feel so much more confident.
Thank you everyone you are all so friendlyMandy
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