Resurfacing with fractional laser technology in Irvine offers the best treatment to comfortably refresh aging skin
You can smooth lines and wrinkles and restore youthful skin tone without invasive surgery or the risks associated with “traditional” lasers, thanks to fractional laser resurfacing.
Dr. Arta Farshidi considers many types of lasers and resurfacing techniques to identify the best approach for your needs. Couple this experience with Arta Dermatology’s investments in the latest proven technologies, and you have the best treatment with fractional laser technology available in the Irvine area.
What makes fractional lasers the best treatment option?
In the past, surgery may have been the only way to get the results you desired. Any surgical procedure has risks and doesn’t necessarily provide the natural results patients want.
In the recent past, non-surgical options to restore youthful texture and appearance included ablative laser resurfacing. While an effective treatment option to achieve dramatic results, patients might have to contend with swelling, crusting, pinkness, and itching in the weeks following the procedure. To avoid the side effects, healing demands, and downtime, non-ablative laser resurfacing may have been suggested.
Whereas the ablative procedure affects both the underlying dermis layer of skin and removes the surface tissue or epidermis, non-ablative lasers do not remove outermost layers. The heat from the laser beam is non-wounding, so it still stimulates the beneficial process of collagen remodeling without the damage, side effects, and downtime associated with its ablative counterpart.
The trade-off with non-ablative lasers is that they may not be suitable for patients with more severe wrinkling. Likewise, it may take several sessions to see desired results from non-ablative resurfacing. Results from ablative resurfacing are immediate and dramatic.
Fractional resurfacing combines the best of ablative and non-ablative technologies. These types of lasers use “fractional photothermolysis,” which effectively divides the laser beam into thousands of microscopic columns just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle. Due to this unique feature, fractional lasers treat a tiny portion of skin at a time. Unlike earlier lasers, the surrounding tissue remains untouched so you get a very focused and powerful treatment option without the discomfort and time commitment of older technologies.
What else should you know about the best fractional laser treatment in Irvine?
Thanks to its design, the fractional laser offers a versatile approach with the power to help many different types of patients. Candidates may suffer from:
- Wrinkles, furrows
- Fine lines
- Age or liver spots
- Pre-cancerous actinic keratosis
- Lackluster complexion
- Rough texture
- Acne scars
- Surgical scarring
Treatments can be completed over lunch hour, usually in 15 to 45 minutes. Since lasers stimulate a process of collagen rebuilding, you will see optimal results gradually and typically within 3 weeks. Most patients are happy with the results after 1 to 5 sessions.
The most common side effect is a sunburn-like appearance following treatment. While Dr. Farshidi provides the best fractional laser treatments in the area, is this technology best for you? Find out by scheduling a consultation. Call (949) 531-7111.
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