Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Known as Fractional Photothermolysis, Fractional Laser Resurfacing is a relatively new method of skin rejuvenation in which targeted areas of skin are precisely spaced out at a microscopic level. This leaves some skin perfectly intact while other zones are heat treated. Think of the effect of fractional laser resurfacing as visually comparable to manipulating the pixels in a digital image. As the tiny spots of treated skin replace old, destroyed cells with new, healthy ones, the untreated areas maintain the tissue’s stability for quicker recovery.
Using the intense energy of skin resurfacing lasers, fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments provide greater safety and faster recovery time than lower energy, non-ablative laser treatments. As a result, patients can achieve their desired skin rejuvenation, undergo a relatively risk-free procedure, and not worry about scheduling the numerous follow-up treatments associated with most of the low-energy laser options.
Fractional laser resurfacing is approved for use on wrinkles around the eyes, for freckles, age spots, acne scars, skin resurfacing, and other problematic skin conditions. Dr. Patt has pioneered the use of the Active FX system, the most effective laser in the area of fractional laser resurfacing; as well as the new Deep FX system, which is able to reach deeper wrinkles with a microscopic laser beam, preventing any significant skin injury. Even burn scars and deep acne scars can be treated with this fractional laser resurfacing system.