Fractional Resurfacing Lasers
Numerous choices exist for people interested improving their skin’s appearance. Laser resurfacing is one of the most effective options, reducing wrinkles, scars, and blemishes with just a few treatments. At Central Dermatology Center, we offer non-invasive fractional laser treatments in Chapel Hill and Cary, NC to residents throughout the Triangle. Enhanced technology provides more precise laser treatments than available in the past and our highly-trained medical aesthetics providers are overseen by board-certified dermatologists.
What Happens During Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional laser resurfacing is a procedure that penetrates the skin in a pattern of pinpoint channels of light rather than a solid beam. Before the development of fractional technology, laser resurfacing used broad-brush treatments that damaged healthy tissue surrounding the targeted areas.
Traditionally, 2 kinds of laser treatment have been available for cosmetic skin treatment: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers are more aggressive, treating deeper layers of the skin. Ablative lasers are one of the most effective ways to improve your skin if you have significant acne scarring or more severe signs of sun damage. The tradeoff is most patients require up to 2 weeks of recovery time.
Less aggressive non-ablative lasers penetrate into your skin to stimulate growth of collagen while leaving surrounding tissue intact. No skin is actually removed during the treatment and there are very few side effects and minimal downtime. Several treatments are typically required, however, to obtain the desired results.
Our Fractional Lasers
The 3 non-ablative fractional resurfacing lasers we use are:
- Fraxel Re:store® – We use this laser to stimulate collagen growth, improving your skin’s tone and texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines.
- Fraxel Re:store DUAL® – An advancement in laser technology, the Fraxel DUAL uses 2 wavelengths to perform double-duty. It adds a laser targeting pigmentation and pre-cancerous spots on your skin, while simultaneously improving the tone and appearance of your skin.
- Nordlys® – The Frax 1550/1940 is a fractional laser used to resurface and rejuvenate the skin. This technology delivers very small, controlled bursts of energy only to the area being treated to reduce textural irregularities and pigmentation. The heat produced, stimulates the dermis and the production of collagen.