What is a Fractional Laser?
Fractional lasers are resurfacing lasers that benefit the skin by creating columns of thermal damage in the skin. By creating columns the skin is able to heal and regenerate itself, leading to the appearance of a revitalized complexion. Fractional lasers target both the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin and dermis, beneath the epidermis to reduce pigment and stimulate collagen formation.
Fractional lasers are able to improve the skin’s complexion from all angles, it helps promote collagen production, speeds up wound healing, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lighten dark spots and melasma, shrink the appearance of pores, blur the appearance of scars.
How is it applied?
Mostly CO 2 carbon dioxide fractional laser is used, carbon dioxide lasers have had an important place in skin treatments in recent years. It is a type of laser that can create positive effects on the skin and can go deeper into the skin due to its technical features.
Fractional lasers send laser light into the skin in columns of tiny diameter. Laser beams cause heat damage to the skin. The skin areas around these columnar damage areas remain intact. The heat damaged area is quickly repaired with cells from the surrounding healthy skin. In this way, the skin is renewed.
How many sessions are required?
Although the number of sessions varies according to the condition of the skin problem, generally at least 3-5 sessions are performed. Session intervals can be between 3-8 weeks. Some patients may experience discomfort during the application. It is possible to relieve the feeling of discomfort with local anesthetic creams. There may be slight redness on the skin after the procedure, but it subsides within 3-7 days.
When is the effect seen?
Although there is a sudden improvement due to edema and collagen formation after fractional laser, the main effects are seen from the third month. It is necessary to wait for the 6th month for the full results of the procedure to appear.
Can it be used with other methods?
One of the important advantages of the fractional laser is that it can be combined with other treatments such as PRP, Mesotherapy and fillings.
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