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Savannah Dermatologist | Savannah Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment | GA | Savannah Skin Pathology |


7001 Hodgson Memorial Drive Suite 5
Savannah, GA 31406
(P) 912-349-7656                       (F) 912-349-7659

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

What is fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment?

Fractional laser skin treatment is an exciting new technology that successfully corrects skin conditions a small percentage at a time with increased comfort, no recovery time and minimal post-treatment pain and care.

Fractional laser skin treatments give excellent results for skin resurfacing and correcting skin conditions such as acne scars, superficial lesions, warts, skin tags and other skin conditions.

How do fractional lasers work?

FraxelTM  laser

FraxelTM was the first fractional laser was brought into market several years ago under the trade name. Since then, fractional laser technology quickly has become popular with dermatologists and patients alike.

Fractional resurfacing is a system in which microscopic laser beams are introduced into the skin in a specific pattern. The area treated per session is typically about 20-25%. This leaves whole skin around each tiny beam so there is no unpleasant wound healing, oozing or blistering. Any minimal discomfort felt by patients can be minimized with a topical numbing cream.

Because Fractional Laser is much less invasive than a full surface laser treatment, the treatment effect requires several sessions. Most acne scars require 4-6 sessions. Side effects after the procedure are similar to those you'd feel from a moderate sunburn with some minor flaking in the following days.

It is important to remember that fractional laser is an alternative and cannot duplicate full surface laser results. But it can provide considerable improvements with little to no recovery time.

The Palomar Lux 1540 Fractional laser

The Palomar™ Lux1540 fractional laser is the latest generation in skin resurfacing technology. The Palomar Lux 1540 Fractional Laser wand delivers beams of light penetrating the skin and dermis.  It works by producing a column of heated tissue that starts the healing process that forms new healthy skin. This laser has a built-in cooling system so most patients only feel minor discomfort during the procedure.
The Palomar™ fractional laser smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin discoloration and produces mild skin tightening. There is no downtime and redness associated with other skin resurfacing technologies.

Just like the FraxelTM  laser, the Palomar™ laser treatments are effective only when performed in a series of sessions covering only 20-25 % of the skin. By treating just a small percentage of the skin, the surrounding untreated skin starts the healing process by filling in the treated area with healthy, more youthful-looking skin.

Savannah Dermatology serving Savannah, 31406, specializing in Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment, Dermatology, laser hair removal, rosacea, tattoo removal, skin disease, chemical peels and much more in Savannah, GA.