Fractional resurfacing is one of the latest techniques introduced for skin treatment and skin rejuvenation. It helps to treat a variety of issues. Fractional laser resurfacing is a technique that is non-invasive in nature. It makes use of a laser device that emits a beam of laser. This beam is in turn divides the skin into microscopic treatment zones numbering in thousands. A fraction of skin is targeted at one point of time which is why the treatment is termed as fractional resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing in Toronto is done now with a variety of devices.
This kind of a medical innovation has solved some of the difficulties associated with treating problems of the skin. Earlier, there existed a gap between laser skin treatments that were ablative in nature and those that were not, usually used for the treatment of ageing skin or skin damaged by the sun. The gap existed in terms of the layer of the skin addressed by the treatments.
The laser treatments that were ablative in nature only acted upon the epidermal layer of the skin that lies on the surface of the skin. On the other hand non ablative skin treatments acted just on the middle layer of the skin also known as the dermal collagen. In case of fractional laser treatment, both these layers are treated and hence the limitations of both are eradicated. Fractional laser resurfacing treatment now uses a wide variety of devices to treat a wide variety of problems with different skin types.
A solution for many problems
Fractional resurfacing can be used to treat a wide variety of problems ranging from wrinkled skin, skin damage from the sun, acne marks, stretch marks, scarring among several others. The first step in fractional resurfacing treatment is to first identify the specific area of the skin where the treatment is needed, mark it and proceed accordingly. Thereafter anaesthesia is applied in the area which takes some time before coming into effect. After the treatment is performed, patients usually experience a sensation of sunburn followed by the skin assuming a pinkish tinge. As the old cells die and have to be replaced by newer ones, it may cause the skin to flake. This problem can be dealt with if a moisturizer is used for a period of time.
There are certain side effects to this treatment however. For example the area on which the treatment is applied can swell and stay that way for a period of a week. This problem can however be dealt with by applying ice.
The author is a specialist in skin rejuvenation techniques. He deals specially with Toronto medical laser aesthetic services.