Inland Empire Skin Resurfacing With the Fractional Laser
Our skin takes on a lot over the years: Sun exposure, environmental stresses, and aging all affect the quality of our skin. The consequences are harsher than we realize; we all eventually gain wrinkles and fine lines, but our skin also begins to develop an uneven complexion or loses its soft, smooth texture.
It’s all because of a combination of a decrease in collagen production and the cumulative damage to our skin cells over the years. But don’t lose hope – if you’re eager to restore your skin’s youthful qualities, there is a solution.
Thanks to new technology, you can have it both ways. You can achieve vibrant, youthful skin that shines as brightly as you do, and you can get your desired results in one comfortable, convenient treatment.
Our skin has protected us all these years; the least we can do is help it heal and recover. With treatments like the fractional laser, you can rebuild your skin without sacrificing your comfort or needing to undergo a long recovery. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is an advanced laser treatment that’s gentle on the skin and doesn’t require any downtime. By delivering laser energy to select parts of the skin, you can strike the perfect balance between a powerful treatment and a comfortable one.
What Can Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat
Fractional laser skin resurfacing can result in various improvements for your skin:
- Improve sun spots and discoloration
- Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooth skin’s texture
- Improve the appearance of scars from acne or injuries
- Remove precancerous lesions
After fractional laser skin resurfacing, our patients can look forward to a glowing complexion, firmer, younger-looking skin with fewer wrinkles, and an even skin tone.
How the Fractional Laser Works
The fractional laser works by delivering small, columns of energy into the skin. These columns only affect a small portion of the skin (hence, the “fractional” moniker), so the surrounding skin remains unharmed. The surrounding skin still reacts to the columns of energy, and they respond by increasing collagen production and stimulating cell turnover. Over the next six to nine months, younger, firmer skin cells will replace the older, damaged ones, and the collagen stores in your skin will strengthen. Gradually, our patients should see improvements.
By preserving large portions of the skin, the fractional laser is much gentler and allows for a quicker recovery.
Recovery from the Fractional Laser
Unlike facelift surgery, there is no extensive recovery period required after fractional laser skin resurfacing. Some mild side effects, like redness and discomfort, occur after the treatment. Depending on the intensity of the treatment and your skin’s health, you might experience redness for a week or longer. You will also experience a few days of crusting. If needed, you can cover the redness and crusting with makeup during the first few days of the healing process.
You might require some downtime, about a few days to a few weeks, after the treatment, depending on your skin’s quality, your age, and the extent of the skin resurfacing. If you’d like to know more, Dr. Machida can give a more in-depth explanation during your consultation.
With advanced technology, you can have the best of both worlds: convenience and a powerful treatment. If you’d like to know more about our fractional laser, contact Second to Creation in the Inland Empire now for a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Resurfacing in Ontario
The fractional laser is safe and versatile enough to solve problems for a wide variety of patients. In general, the ideal candidate for a fractional laser is someone in good health who wants to regain softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin. Patients who undergo the fractional laser typically want to reverse signs of aging and other damage to the skin. The ideal candidate should also have realistic expectations for what fractional laser resurfacing can do.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is quite tolerable. If needed, Dr. Machida can provide local anesthesia to ensure your maximum comfort during the treatment.
Many of our patients see a substantial improvement after one treatment, so in most cases, our patients only need one session. Treatment intensity will vary from patient to patient, but it typically depends on the condition of the patient’s skin and their aesthetic goals.
Our patients love combining treatments to maximize their results. BOTOX® is a versatile treatment that pairs well with most of our facial surgeries and laser treatments, including Inland Empire skin resurfacing.
Ask us about scheduling your BOTOX® treatment today.
The results of fractional laser skin resurfacing are incredibly long-lasting. You can enjoy them even longer if you care for your skin, limit sun exposure, wear sunscreen, and practice a sensible skin care regimen. You can also maintain your results by undergoing regular treatments.
With many treatment options available, it is difficult to estimate the cost of your fractional laser treatment without meeting you first. Come in for a consultation, explore your options for skin rejuvenation, and receive a personalized estimate for your treatment costs.
STC Plastic Surgery’s priority is bringing our patients the best available options for facial rejuvenation. Like the fractional laser, JPlasma is a powerful option for non-surgical skin resurfacing. Our laser treatments resurface the skin using laser technology, while JPlasma uses plasma technology. Come in for a consultation to learn about both treatment options and to find your best fit for facial rejuvenation.
Fractional lasers and facelifts both provide rejuvenation, but they use different pathways to achieve their results. A facelift lifts skin and supportive tissues to reverse common signs of aging. Laser treatments remodel the skin using laser energy. Many of our patients can benefit from both treatment options.
Dr. Machida provides his patients with the best laser skin resurfacing in the Inland Empire. Call our office at (800) 303-9541 to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our fractional laser.
Brian K. Machida, MD, FACS
Located in the Heart of Inland Empire
Restored Faces…Transformed Lives. Excellence, experience, caring, professionalism, and amazing results are all part of the experience you’ll receive as part of your incredible experience at STC Plastic Surgery