High Satisfaction for Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing

High Satisfaction for Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing

Ablative fractional skin resurfacing is becoming an increasingly popular procedure and has been receiving great reviews from patients. Here is some information about this great procedure!

What is Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing?

Essentially laser skin resurfacing treatments are used for patients who want to improve the elasticity, texture and appearance of the skin, without having to undergo invasive cosmetic procedures.

There are several different types of laser skin resurfacing. At the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center, Dr. Wright offers two main techniques — Fractora Skin Resurfacing and Fractional Laser Resurfacing. Each procedure offers different methods for each individual patient.

Fractora is best for treating areas that may not respond to other types of resurfacing. Areas such as the eyelids, neck, cheeks and décolletage can benefit due to the minimal damage to surrounding tissue. Fractora can also be effective in treating acne, acne scars, sun damage and hyperpigmentation, while also offering less discomfort and side effects.

Overall, Fractora is able to penetrate deeper into the skin’s surface to target damaged cells to encourage regeneration.

Fractional laser resurfacing, on the other hand, can be more effective in restoring skin texture.  Because the fractional laser resurfacing procedure does not penetrate the skin as deeply as the Fractora procedure, it is also considered more effective as a solution for treating the most superficial layer of the skin.  Fractional laser resurfacing does have a longer recovery time and may be more expensive than Fractora.  Additionally, fewer treatments are usually required with fractional laser resurfacing; however, they are more intense in nature.

Which Procedure to Choose

While Ablative fractional skin resurfacing is gaining in popularity, it is important to choose the best technique for your individual case.

Each treatment type provides benefits for different circumstances, so it is best to determine which will be best for you.

If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, it is important that you consult with a doctor who specializes in this type of procedure. You should discuss your specific expectations. Dr. Wright and his team will sit down with you and discuss your individual case and offer an individualized set of recommendations.

During the consultation, all of the benefits can be discussed as well as other similar procedures. The team will also discuss the overall costs of each different procedure.

When you are ready to get healthier looking skin, contact Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center to discuss your options.