Fractional non ablative laser resurfacing can significantly improve the appearance of sun damage and wrinkling of the skin. It is often the treatment of choice for mild acne scarring or for those individuals desiring visible skin improvement with minimal downtime. Vertical lip lines around the mouth, crow’s feet around the eyes, surgical or burn scars, and brown spots related to sun exposure all can be greatly improved with Fractional Resurfacing.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments in Glens Falls NY
At Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery, we are proud to offer the most advanced, up to date technology when it comes to skin resurfacing. Our practice has recently upgraded to the Lumenis® M22 ResurFx so that we may offer the latest, improved technology for our patients. ResurFX is a newly FDA-approved device that improves upon prior technology to improve fine lines and wrinkles, soften scars, improve skin texture and tone, and promote collagen growth with minimal downtime during a nearly pain-free procedure. Fractionated non ablative laser resurfacing, sometimes referred to as “Fraxel®”, describes the use of a laser to create zones of heat injury to the skin. This results in collagen production and skin tightening.
You may also consider the Lumenis® Photofractional™ treatment, a complete skin rejuvenation solution, enabling your treatment provider to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin aging concerns such as age and sun spots, vascular lesions, uneven texture and skin tone.
The unique Lumenis® Photofractional rejuvenation technology includes two solutions: Lumenis® IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™, so that both skin tone and texture can be treated at the same session. IPL technology removes both unwanted pigmentation and blood vessels from the skin, while the ResurFX™ fractional laser stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deeper layers of the skin. Stimulating new collagen production is the key to a more radiant, youthful looking skin
Your Resurfacing Treatment: What To Expect
Resurfacing treatments may be performed on the face, neck, hands, chest or any other area that can benefit from improvement. Prior to your treatment, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the treatment area. A typical treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. You may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin.
Check out this video to get an inside look on what to expect when it comes to skin resurfacing treatments with ResurFX.
Immediately after treatment, the skin is minimally swollen and mildly red for 1 to 2 days. In most instances, this treatment can be completed on a Thursday or Friday and you return to work on Monday. After care consists of applying a topical moisturizing cream and good sunscreen use. Patients do not peel after treatment but the skin may feel have a slight sandpaper texture for about a 1-2 weeks after treatment. Best results are seen with 3 to 6 treatments in 4 to 5 week intervals. Typically pore size begins to decrease after the first treatment.
Schedule Your Skin Resurfacing Treatment Today!
Ready to improve the appearance of your skin with this revolutionary treatment? Schedule your appointment today! Give us a call at 518-793-0475 or contact us using the form below and take the first step towards clearer, smoother skin.