1What is fractional skin resurfacing?
Fractional skin resurfacing allows Dr. Amir to precisely target specific trouble spots on your face without damaging your surrounding tissue. The laser beam of light travels down through columns of the damaged skin cells you want to be replaced, heating them up and destroying them along the way. Dr. Amir can control the location and depth of the laser to ensure that he only treats what's needed, leaving your healthy skin cells intact.
2What does fractional skin resurfacing correct?
Dr. Amir recommends fractional laser resurfacing for a number of issues, including:
- Acne scars
- Skin imperfections around the mouth and eyes
- Sun and age spots
3What is the procedure like?
Before Dr. Amir begins, he applies a topical anesthetic to the area he’s treating. During your procedure, which he performs in his office, you may feel a sensation much like a rubber band snapping against your skin.
There's no cutting or blood during the procedure, and Dr. Amir ensures that you're as comfortable as possible.
The procedure typically lasts less than an hour, and you're free to go home afterward.
4When will I see results?
One of the reasons many of Dr. Amir’s patients like fractional skin resurfacing is that there is little downtime and minimal pain. Because of the precision of this laser technique, Dr. Amir only treats the specific areas of concern, allowing the surrounding tissue to provide critical support as your skin heals.
Your results will be gradual as your skin works to rebuild itself. As your skin naturally flushes out the destroyed skin cells, new ones grow in their stead, aided by increased collagen and elastin production.
Typically, a month after your treatment is when you’ll begin to see optimal results.
5How many treatments do I need?
While every situation is different, Dr. Amir can often achieve your goals in just one treatment, especially when it comes to correcting minor imperfections. After reviewing the areas you’d like treated, Dr. Amir gives you a clear picture of what to expect and whether you may need more than one treatment.
To learn more about laser skin resurfacing, call City Dermatology Skin Institute or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.