Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is an innovative specialised skin revitalisation treatment that can fight the signs of ageing while at the same time heal the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, pigmentation and open pores.
The fractional laser is a precise device that can be used on small areas of skin. The laser pulse forms microscopic holes through the upper two layers of skin and then provokes your body’s natural healing processes, so healthy new skin tissue can grow from the corners of the microscopic hole that the laser has created.
Soon after the treatment your skin will feel smoother and softer, with brighter and more even skin tone.
This state-of-the-art technology is used to treat the following skin problems:
Traumatic and Surgical scars
During your consultation, at Dr Saras & Co, our staff will go over the Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure available in our clinics located in Annandale, Double Bay and Miranda.
For some individuals, this treatment can be an uncomfortable process, thus a topical anaesthetic cream is placed on the treatment area one hour before the session, you can also take two paracetamol tablets half an hour before your treatment. Our patients report feeling some warmth from the laser’s pulse, and sometimes a sunburn-like sensation is felt after the treatment which generally lasts for a few hours. Applying a gentle moisturiser to the area can help with discomfort.
Most patients experience some redness, which normally settles down within 2 to 3 hours. Redness and any other side effects right after treatment can be subdued by applying ice-packs to the area for the rest of the day. Downtime is usually between 7 to 10 days.
In the first few days after Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing, your skin will be sensitive. During this time, make sure that you are careful when washing your face — and avoid using wash clothes, buff puffs or facial scrub. By now, you should already notice the changes in your skin, and you will continue seeing the results over the next few months.