Why choose Pretty with Poulos?

At Pretty with Poulos, we provide fractional laser resurfacing to give new life to your skin. Whether you want to reduce the appearance of acne scars or you are trying to correct sun damage, we can help you feel and look refreshed.

 Dr. Cynthia Poulos is a consummate authority on aesthetic excellence and has more than 25 years of experience. Her practice is committed to performing cutting-edge non-surgical procedures that highlight the beauty of her clients and address any cosmetic imperfections. When you visit our practice, you will experience an immaculate environment that is equipped with the latest technology, giving you the reassurance that you are in the best hands. Talk to Dr. Poulos today about your aesthetic goals and what you hope to accomplish through fractional laser resurfacing.

What happens during a fractional laser resurfacing treatment?

If Dr. Poulos determines that fractional laser resurfacing in Worcester is right for you, you can schedule your appointment, bringing you one step closer to your goal of having rejuvenated skin. Before your treatment, an anesthetic cream will usually be applied to the area about 45 minutes before your treatment to assist with any potential discomfort. During the treatment, which takes about 30 minutes to complete, you may feel vibrations and heat from the fractional lasers.

What to do after your fractional laser resurfacing treatment

After your fractional laser resurfacing treatment, it is more crucial than ever to take proper care of your skin, so you can enjoy the best results.

Consider the following aftercare tips after your treatment:

  • Keep your skin clean with a gentle cleanser.
  • The use of topical moisturizers can address any itching or dryness.
  • Never pick at the treated areas while your skin is recovering.
  • If you are prone to acne, avoid using heavy moisturizers for 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes on the treated areas for about three months.

It is also essential to avoid sun exposure while your skin is healing. Your skin will be particularly sensitive at this time, so keeping it protected and away from excessive heat is crucial.

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Fractional Laser Resurfacing FAQ

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.

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