For Fresh, New, Flawless Skin
Imagine being able to stimulate your body to create fresh, new skin to replace old, wrinkled or flawed skin. That's the science behind Fractional Laser Resurfacing.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing is the only laser treatment clinically proven to reduce the appearance of:
- Stretch Marks
- Loose or Crepey Skin
- Acne Scars
- Surgical Scars
- Scars due to accident or injury
- Enlarged Pores
Although they can never be completely erased, patients will see a significant reduction in the appearance of these issues and are very happy with the results they achieve.
Fractional Laser Before and After Photos
How it Works
The Palomar Fractional Laser works by breaking up, or fractionating, a single laser beam into an array of tiny microbeams.
These microbeams are separated so that when they hit the skin, only tiny columns of light penetrate the skin. The skin surrounding each column is left untreated.
These microbeams penetrate below the superficial layer of skin into the deeper tissue, creating narrow, deep columns of heat. This stimulates the natural healing process in the skin surrounding these tiny columns.
New, healthy tissue is created and fresh, new collagen is produced to replace collagen damaged by aging and sun exposure
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Am I a good candidate for the Fractional Laser?
Fractional Laser treatments can be performed on any skin type and for many different concerns. Dr. Hegmann will be able tell you if it is the right treatment to address your particular concerns.
+ Does the treatment hurt?
You will feel a little discomfort - some people describe it as feeling tiny pin-pricks of heat, but most people find this quite tolerable. Depending on the type of fractional treatment, a topical numbing cream may be applied for additional comfort. Also, Palomar's Advanced Contact Cooling System continuously cools the area as it is being treated, which greatly increases the client's comfort.
+ Is there any down time? Will I have to take time off work?
You can often resume your normal activities after 1-2 days. More aggressive fractional treatments may require several days of healing. We will be able to discuss what you may expect in your particular situation more specifically at your consultation.
+ How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the type of fractional treatment, you may need 1 - 4 treatments, each separated by 1 month, to achieve the maximum benefit.
+ How long does it take before I see results?
You may start to see results in a little as a few days but, because the fractional treatment is stimulating your body's own healing response, it can take up to three months to see the full effect.