Fractional lasers emit thermal energy that travels to the deeper dermal layers while leaving the epidermis unharmed. By stimulating the body’s innate self-healing mechanism of collagen renewal, fractional lasers help achieve a more youthful, radiant complexion with minimal downtime.
With fractional laser resurfacing, an ablative process is added to enhance your results and extend their longevity. The treatment can tackle a range of cosmetic concerns, from the signs of aging and sun damage to acne scarring and melasma.
What is Fraxel Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional laser resurfacing works by introducing tiny micro-wounds in the dermal skin layer that boost the production of collagen. Collagen is an essential compound that is abundant in youthful skin, giving the complexion its radiant, supple glow. As we age, collagen reserves slowly dwindle, leaving the skin prone to wrinkles, lines, volume loss, and sagging. By addressing imperfections at their root, fraxel laser resurfacing in Redwood City restores a more inviting and attractive appearance.
Where Cutting-edge Technology Meets Consistent, Compassionate Care
At Skin Love MedSpa, we combine our love of innovation with a patient-centric focus, delivering nuanced, natural-looking outcomes that reflect your unique wishes, goals, and comfort levels. From your detailed consultation and skin analysis to your customized aftercare plan and meticulous follow-up, we aim to exceed your expectations for excellence at every turn.
What Concerns Can Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Address?
- Acne scarring
- Scars related to injuries or trauma
- Enlarged pores
- Lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases
- Stretch marks
- Age spots
- Poor skin texture and tone
- Precancerous lesions
How does the treatment work?
Fractional laser energy is delivered to the skin in a single penetrating beam along a grid that leaves the healthy skin tissue intact. By focusing on only a small portion of the skin at any given time, fractional laser resurfacing prevents damage to the surface while stimulating collagen regeneration. Downtime is thus minimized while final results are enhanced.
What can I expect during my session?
After the skin is thoroughly cleansed, a numbing cream is applied to ensure your total comfort during your session. You need only relax and wait for the topical anesthetic to take effect. Your practitioner will then cover the treatment area with a special gel that allows the handpiece to effectively glide across the surface. The experience is described by many patients as a sensation of “pins and needles”.
What are the benefits?
- Softer, smoother skin
- A more youthful, rejuvenated appearance
- Improved skin texture and tone
- Reduction in scars and blemishes
- Few side effects
- Correction of wrinkles and lines
- Triggers collagen renewal
- Natural-looking outcome
- Enhances self-image
Who makes a good candidate for the treatment?
Ideal candidates for fraxel laser resurfacing struggle with early signs of aging along with blemishes, sun damage, and acne scarring. The treatment can be used on the face, neck, chest, or hands and is safe and effective for all skin types and tones and for all ages. During your private consultation with our caring and knowledgeable team, we will examine your skin and determine if the treatment is a good match for your needs.
What Can I Expect From Recovery?
Recovery time will depend on the intensity of your treatment and the depth at which the laser energy was applied. Mild treatments will require minimal downtime, while deeper sessions may entail at least several weeks of recovery. After your appointment, you’ll need to avoid direct sun exposure for around 7-10 days, giving your skin ample opportunity to heal without discoloration or damage from UV rays.
Why Choose Skin Love MedSpa in Redwood City?
Each of our providers receives in-depth training from Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline Cheng, both double board-certified facial plastic surgeons and ENTs, bringing a nearly unsurpassed level of professionalism and safety to each treatment performed.
Every practitioner at Skin Love MedSpa is chosen for their commitment to your well-being and satisfaction with your results. Our stunning, state-of-the-art practice environment provides a warm welcome and an inclusive atmosphere.