Unquestionably, over the recent years,
lasers have transformed treatments for many skin imperfections such
as sun damage, scarring, skin texture, wrinkles and skin tightening.
With factional technology, which was introduced over seven years ago,
tiny points of laser light can be distributed by a laser handpiece
or scanner in a pattern that leaves columns of treated tissue
surrounded by normal, uninvolved skin. These advances in laser
technology provide precise control of the depth of penetration, the
energy used, and the surface area covered in the treatment. This
allows the skin to be treated not only intensely enough to achieve
one’s goals, but also leaving a larger margin of safely and hence a
quicker healing time.
It’s clear that this is an exciting
and promising technology when it comes to treating brown
hyperpigmentation, fine lines, scarring, wrinkles, and abnormalities
in skin texture and laxity. We are pleased to announce the new
addition of the DEKA SmartXide50 fractional CO2 laser to our
This particular higher power device is
especially flexible with regards to the parameters of the treatment,
thus, increasing the safety profile. Because the patient’s
epidermis is not totally ablated (removed) as was the case in the
past, there is a more accelerated healing time. This varies from
approximately 3-7 days depending on how aggressive a treatment is
performed. Even in higher energy treatments, patients are left with
some redness following the initial healing phase that subsides fairly
quickly and can usually be covered with makeup. The columns of
tissue which are treated or ablated by the laser lead to stimulation
of the patient’s own collagen. This results in continuous
improvement that occurs over a period of months and leads to a longer
lasting effect of skin rejuvenation.
One of the significant benefits of this
type of procedure is that it can be performed with topical and local
anesthesia. Patients typically report very little discomfort during
their treatment. The most commonly treated areas are the face,
eyelids, neck, chest and hands - not surprisingly, as these are some
of the first areas to show the signs of aging skin.
If you’ve been considering freshening
up your skin’s appearance, we’d be happy to answer any of your
questions and explain the advantages of this revolutionary procedure.
We’re confident that you’ll agree - this truly is an investment