Palomar Fractional is a new, fractional laser perfected for treatment photdamaged skin, Acne, Stretch mark scar, Past-Surgical Scars in just one treatment, offering the best combination of patient experience and recovery time. Patients see improvements in tone, sun damage and have a noticeably smoother, brighter complexion.
Fractional laser treatments are a step that you can add to your routine of cleansers, lotions, and sunscreen to brighten your skin and even alleviate deep scars and blemishes. At Alena Skin Care in Huntington Park, and Paramount, California, Rumi Lakha, DO, provides fractional laser procedures to optimize your skin faster and more effectively than any available topical product alone. To find out if you’re a candidate for fractional laser treatments, call Alena Skin Care to book your consultation with Dr. Lakha today at (562) 602-8877 (Paramount) or (323) 835-0882 (Huntington Park).
Fractional Laser Q & A
What is a fractional laser?
A fractional laser is a type of medical-grade laser used for treatments of the skin. It works by resurfacing your skin, meaning that it eliminates the top, visible layer to reveal a fresh layer of cells.
The laser, a beam of high-intensity, single-wavelength light, penetrates your skin, coagulating the tissues where it passes through. Your body treats this coagulation as injuries that must be healed and implements its natural healing process. As a result, your skin grows new collagen fibers to strengthen itself.
With the combination of the resurfacing and deep, new collagen growth, fractional laser treatment uniquely combines surface-level laser techniques with deep healing laser procedures. After a series of several treatments, as dictated by Dr. Lakha, your skin takes on a fresh, glowing complexion and a smoother texture.
What can fractional laser treatments do for my skin?
In addition to general improvements with the touch and tone, fractional laser treatments alleviate several types of blemishes and imperfections on your skin. You can receive fractional laser treatment to target and remove:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation and dark spots
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Injury scars
- Surgical scars
- Sun damage
Although the face is the most popular target for fractional laser treatments, you can improve the skin anywhere on your body where you see fit. That includes your neck, chest, hands, or anywhere you’ve had surgery.
What should I expect during the recovery period after a fractional laser treatment?
Like other cosmetic laser procedures, fractional laser treatments provide a dramatic improvement without damaging your skin irreparably or requiring lots of time for recovery. However, you probably won’t see the full effect immediately because your skin needs some time to heal itself.
Immediately following the treatment, you might see some mild, easily manageable side effects like:
- Skin flushing
- Light inflammation
- Tissue tightness
After a couple days, you can clearly see the improvements produced by the fractional laser. To make sure that your skin looks great for as long as possible, Dr. Lakha advises you to shield your skin from the sun for about four weeks after your procedure.
If brighter, more even-toned skin is your goal, consider fractional laser treatments as a noninvasive option. Call to book a consultation with Dr. Lakha at Alena Skin Care today.