Fractional laser treatment is a non-invasive laser treatment that is designed to treat facial lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, skin damage, and surgical or acne scarring. It uses a controlled laser to stimulate the skin and encourage collagen production. This helps to rejuvenate and renew the skin from the inside instead of just being a surface treatment. Fractional laser treatments can be used on all types of skin and on any part of the body, but it’s most commonly used for the face, neck, chest, and hands. However, it’s worth mentioning that fractional laser treatment success can depend on factors such as patient age, skin type, and previous skin conditions.
How does fractional laser treatment work?
Fractional laser treatments work by penetrating the skin which promotes skin regeneration. To understand the inner workings of fractional laser treatment, it’s important to know about the three different layers of skin. The uppermost layer is the epidermis, and this is followed by the dermis and subcutis. The epidermis is where you’ll find melanocytes; cells that are responsible for our skin color. Underneath that in the dermis, you’ll find collagen and elastin fibers that give our skin strength, toughness, and elasticity.
Most fractional laser treatments target these two areas. As we age, the dermis becomes thinner, leading to more visible blemishes and imperfections. Fractional laser treatments split a beam of light into thousands of smaller rays, and these penetrate deep into the skin to stimulate the collagen. This causes a reaction that encourages new collagen growth and formation. The process leaves epidermis undamaged, leading to healthier skin.
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