Our fractional laser resurfacing in Worcester targets aging or damaged skin by triggering the body’s natural healing capacity. This treatment works by creating tiny columns with custom light energy to stimulate the production of new skin cells, natural collagen, and elastin. This treatment can address surgical scars, acne scars, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, age spots and sun spots, and textural irregularities.
What are the possible side effects of fractional laser resurfacing?
Fractional laser resurfacing is considered low risk, as the surrounding skin is left unharmed for faster healing. Some of the possible side effects of this treatment include redness, swelling, itching, and peeling.
What should I do to prepare for my treatment?
There are a few things you should do ahead of your fractional laser resurfacing in Northborough. Avoid excessive sun exposure or tanning two weeks before your appointment. Stop using any over-the-counter retinoic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids for two weeks. If you have a history of cold sores, let Dr. Poulos know as you will need to take antiviral medication at least a day before your treatment.
How many fractional laser resurfacing treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you need will depend on the skin issues being treated, and the severity of the conditions. To correct sun damage or brown spots, you may need a series of four sessions. However, once you have completed all of your sessions and take proper care of your skin afterward, you can enjoy the results for a lifetime.