For those who have suffered scarring due to acne, trauma, surgery, or burns, fractional laser skin peels can provide a significant improvement in appearance. Laser treatments are performed by Daniel Man, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, on people living in and around Boca Raton, FL to reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion.
What is a Fractional Laser Treatment?
The Lutronic Mosaic eCO2 is a fractional skin peeling laser system, which is also used in acne scar treatment. The eCO2 laser works from the surface of the skin inward, gently vaporizing layers of skin tissue to remove scarring. It also sends randomized bursts of energy both at the surface skin layers and deeper dermal tissue.
Benefits of Laser Treatments
Fractional laser treatments are used to treat several skin imperfections, including the effects of sun damage, acne scars, tattoo removal, fine lines and other issues.
They also offer the following benefits:
- Evens out skin tone and texture
- Stimulates collagen production
- Treats pre-cancerous skin lesions
- Minimal downtime or recovery
- Very little pain or discomfort
Are Laser Treatments Right for Me?
Fractional laser treatments are ideal for those who are unhappy with the coloring and texture of their skin on the face, hands, neck, or elsewhere on the body. It can remodel various types of deformed scars and skin tissue very effectively, has low incidence of side effects, and the recovery time is short.
How Involved are Laser Treatments?
The fractional laser process is designed to leave healthy tissue intact and focus on skin that is marred with scar tissue or oddly pigmented from sun damage or burns. The laser beam is fractured into thousands of tiny columns of energy that penetrate the skin surface and remodel the collagen to reduce the appearance of imperfections.
The eCO2 heats and vaporizes the skin tissue removing the superficial layers of the skin. This process induces skin regeneration, which is part of a successful acne scar treatment, allowing you to achieve significant improvement in skin appearance, restoring a youthful look and removing imperfections caused by damage or disease.
To start, the patient’s face is coated with a cream to provide added protection to healthy skin tissue during treatment. A topical or local anesthetic may be applied, or oral or IV sedation is used to ensure comfort. The laser is applied to the treatment area, focusing on problem spots and directing the fractional beam to those areas. The entire process may take up to two hours. Patients typically feel a tingling or warming sensation as the laser is applied.
How is the Recovery from Fractional Laser Treatments?
After laser treatment patients notice an immediate tightening of the skin. Skin may peel and scab slightly for a week or so, depending on the amount of work performed. Topical creams will be applied to keep the new, young skin supple as it heals, and bandaging may be required for the first few days.
Most patients feel able to return to work after a week has passed. The appearance of the skin will continue to improve for up to six months as new collagen is formed and the skin matures.
How Much Do Laser Treatments Cost?
The cost of fractional laser treatments is based primarily on the extent of the area to be treated. During a consultation, Dr. Man reviews the costs as well as the payment options and financing.
What Do I Do Next?
To determine if fractional laser treatments are a good option to treat your skin, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Man to allow him to evaluate your skin’s overall condition as well as the imperfections about which you are concerned. This gives him the ability to recommend whether fractional laser or another skin rejuvenation treatment is the best option for you.
Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, treats people living in and around Boca Raton, FL with fractional laser treatments to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as other signs of aging to reveal a smoother complexion. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.