Get Your Skin Holiday Party Ready: How Fractionated Lasers Work Fast With No Downtime

If you see discoloration, fine lines, and other signs of aging when you look in the mirror, we may have the answer for you. Fractionated laser treatments can smooth your skin and skin tone with no downtime or discomfort.

Dr. Melissa Schneider has spent years studying the best methods for skin rejuvenation. She has extensive experience in providing laser treatments and has seen various techniques evolve. She offers a range of treatments, including the innovative, effective, and gentle fractionated laser treatments. 

Big difference in laser treatments

There are enormous differences in laser treatments that are available. Some of them are similar to a chemical peel in that they destroy skin cells so that your body generates fresh, new ones. Some of them heat the structures beneath your skin, stimulating new collagen growth and resulting in a tightening, smoothing effect. 

Generally speaking, ablative lasers destroy cells, allowing new growth, and nonablative lasers act more gently. The wavelength, number and length of pulses, and many other factors affect the results you get from a laser treatment. 

Working with an expert practitioner who understands which combination will work best for your skin tone, type, and needs is of paramount importance. Dr. Schneider’s years of training, experience, and research give her the tools necessary for you to get the youthful look you want. 

Fractionated lasers

One of the biggest differences between fractionated laser treatments and other types is that the laser only targets some cells. If you imagine your skin cells as tiny columns, like pixels, it’s easier to see how a fractionated laser works. It treats random columns of cells instead of all of them. 

The energy from the laser gently heats those cells, damaging some enough that your body generates new cells to replace them and also stimulating the production of elastin and collagen, the two elements that keep your skin taut and smooth. 

How does fractionated laser treatment feel? 

One of the most noticeable differences between an ablative, pulsed laser and a fractionated laser is your comfort level. A fractionated laser treatment is overall a pleasant experience. You feel a slight warmth as you relax in a comfortable environment for 60-90 minutes, depending on the area being treated. 

The results

You may be wondering what types of problems a fractionated laser treatment can correct. The list includes:

And although most of our patients want to correct issues on their faces, a fractionated laser treatment can also improve other problem areas, such as on your neck, hands, thighs, or abdomen. 

You’ll be able to see some results right away, but in the days and weeks after your treatment, as new skin cells form and your body ramps up collagen production, you’ll continue to see impressive improvement in the evenness, tone, and texture of your skin. 

If you’d like to learn more about fractionated laser treatments and get personalized recommendations to help you get the look you want, book an appointment with Dr. Schneider. She makes suggestions based on your skin tone, texture, and condition as well as what you want to achieve. Scheduling is easy. You can request an appointment online at any time, or call our office at 617-203-7929. 

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