Facts you must know about Fractional Laser Treatment
There is a lot of talk about laser treatment these days, and while its most popular use is to remove unwanted body hair, there are actually several other uses of the same. In this article, we will be looking at fractional laser treatment.
What is fractional laser treatment?
A non-invasive treatment, fractional laser treatment uses a special device, which will deliver a laser beam into the skin. The skin is targeted in sections or fractions and the laser beam too is divided into multiple microscopic treatment zones. Imagine a photograph being changed pixel by pixel.
What all can fractional laser treatment actually treat?
- Lines and wrinkles on the face
- Damage caused due to extensive exposure to the sun
- Pigmentation caused due to photo-ageing, scars caused due to surgery or acne
- Other pigmentation disorders such as melasma
- Stretch marks
How does fractional treatment work?
What is the actual procedure of fractional laser treatment?
|Before the start of the treatment||· The doctor will start by defining the problem areas and customising a treatment plant for you. · Photographs will be taken for post treatment comparison. · All makeup and jewellery will have to be removed and the face will have to be cleaned. · An anaesthetic cream will be applied to numb the area. · Once the skin has become numb, the cream will be removed and gliding gel will be applied to demarcate the TMZs.|
|During the treatment||· The role of the guiding gel will be to provide essential lubrication. · The device will glide across the skin, emitting laser beamsin the demarcated areas. · The time to complete the treatment will dependon the area that needs to be covered. · A cooling device will also be used to reduce the pain and associated discomfort.|
|After the treatment||· The gliding gel will be washed off and there could be a slight burning sensation. · There could be some swelling, but it will subside in a few days. · The skin will feel sensitive for a few days. · The new epidermal skin will start to form within about 24 hours and there could be some flaking, which can behandled with some moisturising lotion. · Your doctor will tell you about the protective measures you will have to take, while stepping out in the sun. This would include wearing sunscreen and clothing that will cover the treated area.|
What are the possible side effects and complications of fractional laser treatment?
- Excessive scaling, peeling or crusting
- Post procedure swelling
- Post-inflammatory pigmentation
- Contact dermatitis
- Bacterial and candida infections