Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing in Gilbert

What Is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Fractional laser resurfacing uses laser technology to improve your skin’s appearance by stimulating its natural renewal process. 

Laser skin resurfacing is used to treat a variety of unwanted skin features, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Scars from surgery, or other causes
  • Acne pitting and pocking
  • Uneven coloring/hyperpigmentation
  • Other skin irregularities

How Does It Work?

Fractional laser resurfacing breaks up the energy from a laser to only treat a small portion (or fraction) of your skin. This helps to lessen your risk of side effects and heal faster than you would by using a CO2 laser. 

Fractional lasers can be ablative or non-ablative, meaning they can pass through your skin with or without removing outside layers of your skin in the process. Laser skin resurfacing is popular for reversing the unwanted effects of aging.

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Aside from treating skin irregularities, Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa’s laser skin resurfacing treatment offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Improved skin tone and complexion
  • Smoother skin
  • Reduced pores
  • Tightened skin
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Increased collagen production

Treatment for Aging Skin/Wrinkles

Fractional laser skin resurfacing can reverse the effects of aging by tightening and replenishing skin cells. The procedure is commonly used to reduce age-related blemishes, such as: 

  • Lines around your mouth and/or forehead
  • Age/liver spots
  • Poor skin texture
  • Scarring
  • Acne pitting pocking

While fractional laser resurfacing tightens your skin, it’s important to note that it can’t remove excess or “baggy” skin.

Colair’s Process: What to Expect

Our fractional laser skin resurfacing process is quick and effective. Our team at Colair beauty Lounge & Med Spa follows the latest practice guidelines to provide laser treatments safely.

You can expect your skin resurfacing appointment to follow steps similar to those listed below:

  1. Depending on the condition being treated and the size of the affected area, we may provide you with a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort and improve your experience.
  2. Next, we’ll thoroughly clean your face and the area(s) to be treated.
  3. Once clean, we’ll treat your skin with a fractional laser to encourage new collagen growth. This will take about 30-45 minutes.
  4. At the end of your appointment, you’ll receive instructions for how to take care of the treated skin until it has fully healed.

Devices Used

Colair uses the latest advanced technology to provide you with the results you want and a quicker recovery. The type of treatment device will vary based on your skin condition and the size of the affected area. Here are some of the devices we use.

Cynosure Icon

This comprehensive device provides multiple treatment possibilities in one place to:

  • Resurface skin
  • Treat surgical and acne scars
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Improve pigmentation
  • Reduces appearance of pores and texture

Alma Harmony XL PRO

This device is FDA-approved to treat more than 65 conditions and is clinically proven to address common concerns with laser skin resurfacing, hair removal, and more. It focuses on a broad array of treatments.

The award winning ClearLift treatment by Alma is a highly effective skin rejuvenation procedure. ClearLift is virtually painless. Considered a ‘lunchtime facelift’ because of its efficient “In-and-out” approach, ClearLift is virtually painless, requires very little to no downtime, and is completely safe for all skin types.

With one treatment you would notice improvement in your skin. For best results, most require 2-4 treatments 2-3 weeks apart. Leading physicians and practitioners around the world are already using ClearLift 4D, the most powerful Q-SWITCHED Nd:YAG laser technology, which lets them control the exact depth or the treatment. This means much more precise treatments – and unprecedented results such as:

  • Collagen remodeling
  • Treats photo damage
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved pigment, tone and texture
  • Tightens the skin
  • Reduced pore size
  • Lip plumping effects

Alma Opus

The Opus device focuses on treating aging skin and wrinkles. This fractional laser with radio frequency offers the benefits of other ablative laser treatments, but without the downtime that’s typically associated with ablative treatments. Full face treatments can be completed in as little as 15 minutes!

Preparing for Your Appointment

To prepare your skin for laser resurfacing, you should consider the following prior to your treatment:

  • Avoid tanning and heavy sun exposure
  • No self tanner or spray tans
  • Inform our team if you have a history of cold sores
  • Avoid chemical and facial peels

Frequently Asked Questions

Because fractional laser skin resurfacing uses smaller laser pulses to treat the affected area, it typically requires little recovery time. You may experience mild side effects for a few hours or days following the procedure, which can include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Tightness
  • Warmth
  • Swelling

Most people see improvement after just one treatment, but it depends on what skin issues we are treating, and a few additional treatments may provide better results. Talk with your provider about how many treatments may be best for your skin.

Many people continue to see their skin improve in the year following their treatment, and the effects of the treatment can last up to several years. As your skin continues to age, the wrinkles and lines may return, and you may wish to have your skin resurfaced again.

You may or may not feel mild discomfort or pain in response to your skin resurfacing treatment, as every individual is different. This will vary depending on:

  • The size of the area being treated
  • The depth of the laser
  • The number of passes required for the concern being treated
  • Your individual pain tolerance

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing in Gilbert, AZ

Still wondering whether laser skin resurfacing is right for you? Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa is pleased to offer free consultations for any services you’re considering. We’d love to help you find the best treatment for your skin concerns.