Top 5 Things to Know when Considering Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Posted on May 1, 2023 by Emile Brown

Fractional laser resurfacing has tremendous benefits. If you’re considering laser treatment in Baltimore, these are a few things you should know before scheduling an appointment.

What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

Fractional laser resurfacing uses high-frequency light pulses to break down wrinkles, skin texture irregularities, and acne scarring. Fractional laser resurfacing has been used for many years as an alternative to surgery. It is used by people who want to improve their skin’s texture and appearance without surgery. Fractional lasers are a good treatment for large surface areas and can produce more uniform outcomes than dermabrasion. Fractional resurfacing can be done under local anesthesia for smaller areas and usually requires general anesthesia for treatments of the entire face.

Top 5 Things to Know When Considering Fractional Laser Resurfacing

1: Recovery Period

The recovery period for fractional laser resurfacing is shorter than that of traditional treatments. You will experience some scabbing, oozing, and crusting for the first few days after the procedure. This will be followed by redness, dryness, and peeling, but it should be minimal and will subside in a week or so. The mild redness can sometimes last longer. It is recommended that you use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher after treatment and wear a sun hat if you plan to be outside for long periods during the day.

2: Scarless Treatment

Because fractional laser resurfacing is shallow and requires no incisions, it does not typically cause scarring. This means you can enjoy beautiful results without the need for surgical recovery or resulting scars.

3: Wide Range of Benefits

Laser skin resurfacing can treat almost any skin condition from signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles to surface imperfections such as sunspots and hyperpigmentation, acne scars, rough skin texture, and more. Results will be customized to your specific skin concerns and needs so you can expect smoother skin with a radiant complexion.

4: Safety

Fractional laser resurfacing is a bit more invasive than facial treatments so it should be seen as a medical procedure, not a med spa treatment. Because of this, it’s important to consult with a board-certified surgeon to ensure safe treatment. Our board-certified plastic and facial plastic surgeons will thoroughly examine your skin and discuss your medical history to make sure this is the right treatment for you.

5. Cost

The cost of fractional laser resurfacing varies from person to person because multiple factors are involved in the decision-making process. The cost highly depends on the treatment location, the size of the treatment area, and the device being used.

Schedule a Consultation

Restore your youthful appearance with CO2 fractional laser resurfacing in Baltimore by calling our office or booking online. Drs. Papel, Kontis, and Brown at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme are highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who will help you determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs and treatment goals.

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