Top Five Fractional Resurfacing Treatment Options

Fractional resurfacing procedures offer an alternative to facelift surgery, a minimally-invasive treatment option that helps eradicate fine lines and wrinkles, reduces skin pigmentation and helps improve the texture and tone of the skin. These skin rejuvenation procedures are suitable for individuals that are noticing the signs of premature aging, and for those with loose and sagging skin. Since these facial cosmetic procedures use laser and light energy to affect the skin, the integrity of the top layer of skin is maintained.
Here’s a close look at just five of the most popular fractional resurfacing procedures available at medical spas and dermatologydoctors offices in your area:

#1: Pearl Fractional Resurfacing

The Pearl laser is one of the latest innovations in fractional resurfacing and was featured on “The Doctors” show in January 2009. The laser is designed to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size and improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. Most people have about three to four days of downtime, but the procedure is entirely painless. Results continue to improve as the skin heals.

#2: Affirm Fractional Resurfacing

The Affirm laser skin resurfacing procedure uses a patented Combined Apex Pulse (CAP) technology to deliver fractional light energy deep into the skin’s surface. The procedure is suitable for almost all skin types, and works by delivering micro-pulses of light into the dermis to stimulate collagen production. There is no downtime with this procedure, and the result includes an overall skin tightening and toning.

#3: ProFractional Resurfacing

The ProFractional laser resurfacing device from Sciton is one of the few 2940 nm ablative fractional procedures on the market, and works by breaking down the skin tissue using heat energy so that the skin can heal quickly. The device can selectively treat up to 60 percent of the skin in a single pass, and has been proven effective for reducing skin pigmentation, eliminating acne scars and improving the texture and tone of the skin.

#4: ActiveFX Fractional Resurfacing

The ActiveFX fractional C02 laser procedure works by delivering a high-energy laser beam deep into the skin to smooth out lines and wrinkles, reduce brown spots and correct skin irregularities. Just a single treatment is required to produce significant results, and the treatment is performed without anesthesia. The treatment lasts approximately 20 minutes, and most people see results within days after the procedure.

#5: Palomar Fractional Resurfacing

The Palomar fractional resurfacing procedure is designed to penetrate deeper into the skin tissues than other resurfacing procedures, and works to coagulate the collagen and cellular debris during the skin resurfacing process. This not only helps stimulate collagen production, but also strengthens the skin without causing damage to the surrounding skin tissues. Within weeks and months after the treatment, the body generates healthier skin tissue, which in turn results in a smoother skin tone.
Learn more about fractional resurfacing procedures in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic dermatologydoctors in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for any of these popular fractional resurfacing treatment options.