Fractional Laser Resurfacing is the latest trend in Laser Skin Resurfacing. Laser Skin Resurfacing uses lasers to essentially damage skin. New skin grows back stronger and healthy than before, it’s basically like a controlled sunburn. What Fractional Lasers do that other lasers do not is split the apart into tiny pinpoints of light. These light fractions are comparable to pixels in a digital image. Fractional Laser Resurfacing renews the skin in these microscopic zones, while the surrounding untreated tissue maintains your skin’s stability, allowing for a quicker recovery time.
Fractional lasers offer the power of intense ablative lasers (CO2), but with the safety and control of non-ablative lasers (YAG). What this means is that with Fractional Laser Resurfacing you get safe and reliable, high-quality skincare: power and control. Fractional Laser Resurfacing is approved for dark circles under the eyes, melasma ("mask of pregnancy"), age spots, acne scars, freckles, and skin resurfacing.
The leading name brand form of Fractional Laser Resurfacing is Fraxel®, however, many other lasers offer fractional options.