Now is a Great Time to Get Fractional Laser Resurfacing Before the Holiday Season
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
There is something about the holiday season that makes us want to glow from the inside out. However, it is about now when the damage from endless summers begins to show on the skin. If you are tired of looking dull and splotchy and you crave radiant, smooth, younger looking skin, consider the benefits of skin resurfacing.
In our St. Louis office, facial rejuvenation is approached with the eCO2 laser for fractional skin resurfacing. This device is an excellent option for adults who are interested in reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, rough texture, lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and more. The eCO2 laser is an ablative technique that has been made gentler through fractional technology. This device features smart targeting technology that delivers bursts of laser energy in a controlled manner to hasten recovery without minimizing a fantastic outcome.
How Laser Resurfacing Works
Laser skin resurfacing has been around for quite some time. The method of rejuvenation works by selectively targeting the uppermost layer of skin cells. Initial models of CO2 resurfacing were pretty aggressive, needing anesthesia and at least a few weeks of recovery time. The eCO2 fractional laser targets pinpoint areas of the skin so a degree of tissue in between remains untouched. This balance between treated and untreated skin minimizes tissue trauma, decreases downtime, and actually increases the production of healing collagen to support cell regeneration for younger-looking skin.
What to Know about Fractional Laser Resurfacing
If you’re looking for a pre-holiday beauty treatment that keeps working long after the last presents have been unwrapped, you may be interested in fractional laser resurfacing.
- Laser resurfacing can be performed after the skin has been numbed with topical anesthetic. Oral medication or a dental block can also be discussed prior to your appointment.
- After treatment, the skin will appear red and swollen. The more in-depth the resurfacing is, the longer these side effects will take to decrease. Usually, patients can resume normal activities within 5 to 7 days. After this time, makeup can be applied to reduce the appearance of any lingering redness.
- Skin feels smoother and looks more radiant within a week to two weeks. However, collagen production continues for the next several months. The ongoing tissue regeneration can promote further cosmetic improvements for up to 9 months.
It is possible to love the way you look in all of those holiday photos that will soon be snapped. Schedule a consultation with us to discover your best pre-holiday beauty treatment. Contact us at 314-567-3567.
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