Erase Summer Damage with Laser Treatment

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

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Did too much fun in the sun this summer leave you with a complexion in need of a boost? All of those harmful UV rays can take their toll on delicate facial skin, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles and a dull, lifeless tone. Reverse that summer sun damage with a ProFractional laser treatment at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics. This procedure promises exceptional results in fewer treatment sessions, with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Skin Rejuvenation without Downtime

In the past, laser treatments offered two basic approaches. The first was an ablative approach, which removed outer layers of skin to achieve dramatic results. The drawback to the procedure was the significant discomfort and extended recovery period that accompanied the treatment. No-ablative laser treatments offered a less invasive approach, but the results were not as noticeable and didn’t last as long.

Fractional laser resurfacing offers the best of both therapies, providing a treatment that works deeply enough to generate real results but without significant discomfort and downtime. This procedure gives patients the skin rejuvenation they are looking for without putting a major crimp in their daily routines. In addition to its use on the face, the device can also be used to treat sun-exposed areas like the chest and backs of the hands.

The Fractional Approach

Fractional technology delivers laser energy deep beneath the skin’s surface, creating micro-injuries that form a sort of grid pattern across the treatment area. Because surrounding skin and tissue remains untouched, the trauma to the skin overall is minimal. However, the deep penetration of the laser activates the body’s own healing process, stimulating collagen production and cell renewal that produces fresher, smoother skin.

Treatment Benefits

When it comes to reversing sun damage, ProFractional laser therapy can address most of the issues that arise, including:

  • Fine lines and facial wrinkles
  • Irregular skin texture and tone
  • Brown spots and freckles
  • Other signs of sun damage

In addition, this procedure reduces the appearance of shallow scarring that might have been left behind from acne or chicken pox to further enhance your results.

Quick, Comfortable Procedure

ProFractional laser therapy is a comfortable procedure that is well tolerated by our patients. Some patients may opt to have local anesthetic or a topical numbing cream prior to the procedure to ensure comfort. The entire treatment may take anywhere from 15-60 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatment areas to be addressed in a single session.

Minimal Recovery, Long-Lasting Results

After a ProFractional laser treatment, your skin will be red and very sensitive. It is important to keep newly treated skin out of direct sun exposure for a number of days, since it will be very vulnerable to burning. Most patients are able to return to their regular activities within a day or two without significant visible signs they just had a cosmetic treatment done.

The results of a ProFractional laser treatment may be seen right away, but those results will continue to improve in the days and weeks following the procedure. The majority of our patients will see full results within about six months. Once those results are achieved, they will be long-lasting.

Don’t let sun damage keep you from looking forward to the upcoming fall season and the holidays ahead. Now is the time to reverse that damage, with a ProFractional laser treatment designed with your specific needs in mind. To learn more about this procedure, contact Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics at 952-460-1970.

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