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How doest fractional laser skin treatment work?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Improves scars
Instead of burning off the whole surface to a certain depth it selectively treats a fraction of the surface , 5, 11, 22 per cent in a regular pasternak.
The skin regrows on a few days raising depressed scars, smoothing wrinkles , and decreasing raised scars. It is used for acne scars, wrinkles on the lip and cheek with noticeable improvement within a week.

In brief: Improves scars
Instead of burning off the whole surface to a certain depth it selectively treats a fraction of the surface , 5, 11, 22 per cent in a regular pasternak.
The skin regrows on a few days raising depressed scars, smoothing wrinkles , and decreasing raised scars. It is used for acne scars, wrinkles on the lip and cheek with noticeable improvement within a week.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: Treats Fractions
A fractional laser only treats a small fraction of the skin by removing micro columns of skin and leaving intact skin around them. The intact skin allows for faster healing.
Treats acne and scars, age spots, wrinkles. Expect social downtime of at least a week depending on which laser is used. Some results by a week, great results by 12 weeks.

In brief: Treats Fractions
A fractional laser only treats a small fraction of the skin by removing micro columns of skin and leaving intact skin around them. The intact skin allows for faster healing.
Treats acne and scars, age spots, wrinkles. Expect social downtime of at least a week depending on which laser is used. Some results by a week, great results by 12 weeks.
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Fractional Laser
Fractional lasers work by precise, microscopic treatment of a variable percentage of your skin leaving intact bridges of adjacent tissue, which promotes rapid healing.
Different (chosen) epidermal or dermal depths of penetration can be performed to effect improvement in skin texture, surface discoloration and stimulate long term collagen remodeling for improvement of deep wrinkles and scars --->.

In brief: Fractional Laser
Fractional lasers work by precise, microscopic treatment of a variable percentage of your skin leaving intact bridges of adjacent tissue, which promotes rapid healing.
Different (chosen) epidermal or dermal depths of penetration can be performed to effect improvement in skin texture, surface discoloration and stimulate long term collagen remodeling for improvement of deep wrinkles and scars --->.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
My preferred fractional laser because it is powerful, precise, versatile, highly customizable and yields impressive results, is the UltraPulse Encore CO2 device.
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