If you have wrinkles on your face, you may feel like the whole world sees only that when they look at you. Makeup techniques can help but make-up only covers up the problem – it does not eliminate it. In the past, there was no real way to get rid of the wrinkles completely. Today, there are many different technologies to consider, including one great option called fractional resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles without the need for invasive surgery.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a new and popular technology that is often used to improve the look of skin that has aged and lined. Light and heat are delivered in a fractional manner to get through the top layer of the skin to the underlying layers. The light and heat destroy the targeted skin cells while the surrounding tissue is left untouched. As the laser moves across your skin, it creates miniscule holes in your face that gradually fill with new, healthy skin from the tissue surrounding those areas. You will see a smoother, healthier looking complexion as a result.
Fractional resurfacing works to boost your body’s natural collagen production. This boost in collagen will help plump up the skin to reveal smoother, more even texture. As we age, our bodies collagen production lowers. With fractional resurfacing, you can restore this process for younger-looking skin.
It does not matter if you just want to get rid of wrinkles, acne scars, or pigment. Patients of all skin types are great candidates for fractional laser skin resurfacing. After the treatment, there will be a minor sunburn-like sensation and swelling that will last for a couple hours. You should apply sunscreen to protect the treated areas as it heals. Redness around the treated areas could also be present for at least a day or two before it dissipates. A week after the procedure, results will start to reveal themselves with some minor flaking skin.
For best results, Dr. Nancy Shibayama often recommends a series of three to five treatments, once a month. Over a course of four to six months, your skin will improve with the fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment. During your consultation, we will create a treatment plan designed to deliver optimal results for your specific needs and aesthetic concerns.
At Nancy Shibayama, MD, we treat each patient as an individual. We know that are no one-size-fits-all procedures, and we will tailor your treatment to your needs. Contact Dr. Nancy Shibayama today to schedule your consultation. We will help restore youthful, glowing, radiant skin.