Lincoln Laser Skincare

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

How the treatment works

Unlike traditional lasers which use a solid beam, fractional resurfacing lasers use a matrix of microscopic beams to penetrate the skin which means only a proportion of the skin is treated with each shot of the laser. This allows uninjured skin within the treatment site to act as a barrier which promotes quicker healing and a faster recovery. The stimulation of a healing response leads to the formation of new collagen in the treated area. In addition to this ‘ablative’ effect on the skin’s surface, there is a tightening effect on collateral collagen fibres and a resulting smoothing effect. Benefits include clearing sun damage such as age spots, fine lines and wrinkles; smoothing out acne scars and an improvement in the appearance of pores.

Are there any side effects?

The treatment itself is generally comfortable and well tolerated, however, heat usually starts to build up in the skin immediately following the procedure and the treated area may feel hot and sore much like moderate sunburn. Skin will be cooled with either/or icepacks and cold air directly following the treatment. Redness of the skin usually occurs and may last between one to three days; make-up can be applied the following day if desired. The skin may feel dry and tight and very mild peeling may be experienced which can last for several days. Unlike traditional skin resurfacing, blistering and crusting does not usually occur following the procedure. Dryness of the skin is treated using petroleum jelly, forming a seal that prevents further water loss.

Can all areas of the body be treated and does skin colour make a difference?

All areas of the body can be treated with fractional skin resurfacing but it should be emphasized that these techniques work best on facial skin, décolleté and back of the hands. All types of skin colour can be treated except dark skinned Afro-Caribbean.

How many treatments are needed?

We recommend a series of 2-4 treatment sessions for fractional skin resurfacing performed at 3-4 week intervals.

Is laser treatment safe?

There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that laser treatment can be linked to skin disorders or increased risk of skin cancer. However, as with any laser or light based treatment, there is a very small risk of potential side effects such as pigment changes and scarring. The risk of these occurring can be reduced to an absolute minimum by ensuring that patients follow the pre and post treatment advice given during the initial consultation.

Our medical laser practitioners have a combined experience of 14 years in providing laser skin treatments. We are members of the British Medical Laser Association and are registered with and inspected by the Care Quality Commission ensuring the highest level of safety for our patients. Our lasers are FDA cleared and have full CE clearance for Europe. We invest in only the highest quality laser systems from reputable manufacturers with a comprehensive background in research, safety and development.

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