Fractional Laser Resurfacing

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Fractional Laser Resurfacing

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.

Typical Minimum Cost of Fractional Laser Resurfacing (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Fractional Laser Resurfacing (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Fractional Laser Resurfacing:
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Time Required for Fractional Laser Resurfacing:
A Fractional Laser Resurfacing session often lasts as little as a half hour.
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How Long do Fractional Laser Resurfacing results last?
Fractional Laser Resurfacing results are generally seen in about 2 to 3 months after treatment. Results are long lasting, however, additional treatments will be needed.
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What is the recovery time for Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
There is no recovery time with Fractional Laser Resurfacing, you'll be back on your feet immediately following treatment.  However, many patients prefer to keep a low profile as redness, swelling, and peeling are common side effects.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
A "prickling" sensation is reported with Fractional Laser Resurfacing.  Numbing agents are applied to help alleviate any pain associated with Fractional lasers.
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What else is Fractional Laser Resurfacing referred to as?
Fractional Photothermolysis, Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing, Fraxel® SR, Pixel® 2940, Lux 1540™ Fractional
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