Overview of the Sandstone Matrix Fractional Skin Resurfacing Procedure
posted on 6/25/2010
The Sandstone Matrix fractional skin resurfacing procedure is one of several skin rejuvenation devices designed to reduce and eliminate the signs of aging and create a more youthful, healthy appearance. The fractional laser is often preferred over conventional C02 lasers because it provides less recovery time and fewer side effects. The Sandstone Matrix fractional skin resurfacing device is one of the latest innovations in skin resurfacing technologies and can deliver a full skin resurfacing procedure in less than 15 minutes.
Contact a medical spa or cosmetic dermatologist in your area to find out more about the Sandstone Matrix fractional skin resurfacing procedure.
Key Benefits of the Sandstone Matrix Fractional Skin Resurfacing Procedure
Fractional resurfacing procedures have been presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (ADD) conferences and workshops for several years, and the Sandstone Matrix Fractional Skin Resurfacing system was first introduced to the dermatology community in Spring 2010. This device offers several benefits for damaged skin and aging skin, but is not a good match for individuals who have a tendency to hyperpigment, or those who have been tanning.
Some of the key benefits of the Sandstone Matrix fractional skin resurfacing procedure include:
- Fast recovery time
- Minimal pain
- Can be administered on most skin types
- Simple procedure, typically performed within two hours
- Reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin
- Can eliminate sun spots and blemishes
- Triggers collagen production
- Can be performed on an outpatient basis
How the Sandstone Matrix Fractional Skin Resurfacing Procedure Works
The Sandstone Matrix fractional skin resurfacing system involves the emission of very small, precise laser beams directly into the skin cells. These lasers damage the cells and encourage rapid healing of the skin tissues. Since the laser is highly targeted the skin tissue around the treatment area is left intact. The result is smoother, clearer skin, and the damage induces rapid collagen production. As the skin continues to heal and rebuild itself, wrinkles, fine lines and sun-damaged skin begin to disappear.
While there is some pain and discomfort involved, these effects can be managed with topical anesthetic and painkillers. Some people will notice significant swelling around the eyes and mouth, and are advised to stay out of direct sunlight for several weeks after the procedure. The downtime is about 5 to 7 days, and most people will experience significant peeling, swelling and redness of the skin for up to a week after the treatment. Dermatologists and medical professionals will provide the patient with special products to help with the healing process.
As of 2010, the average cost of a single Sandstone Matrix fractional resurfacing procedure is between $2,000 to $3,000 for the whole face. Some doctors and medical spas may accept patient financing or offer their own payment plan to cover the costs of the procedure.
The Sandstone Matrix Fractional skin resurfacing procedure is available at many medical spas and cosmetic dermatology offices around the country. Learn more about skin rejuvenation procedures in our information guide, or contact a skin rejuvenation specialist in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the Sandstone Matrix fractional resurfacing procedure.