Ablative Skin Resurfacing is a facial rejuvenation treatment that uses laser to improve your skin’s appearance. It is effective for treating fine and deep wrinkles, scar revision, and superficial skin lesions.
How Ablative Skin Resurfacing Works
The fractional CO2 laser takes the CO2 laser beam and fractionates or pixelates that beam into thousands of tiny little shafts of light. These tiny shafts of light penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. The skin then repairs those tiny shafts by pushing out the old sun damaged skin and replacing it with new skin. Primarily used for correction of moderate to deep wrinkles, this laser delivers micro fractional columns of laser light to the top layers of the skin.
What to Expect with Ablative Skin Resurfacing
Treatments can be deeper, with more healing and downtime, or shallower, with less healing time. The deeper the treatment, the better the results generally. But some patients prefer to have two treatments that are not as deep, so they can avoid a lot of downtime. You will see some immediate results, but you won’t see the full results for 3-6 months. After your skin heals, which may take up to 3-14 days, there will be a period of 4 to 6 weeks after that when your skin might be slightly pink. During this period, your skin will feel smoother and looks less blotchy. As the color returns to normal, you will see fewer lines, less blotchiness, and more glow
This is a medical procedure and is performed by our on-staff MD, Dr. Said Issa