Fractional is most widely used laser with a wavelength of 10,600 nm and is well absorbed in water.fractional laser works on the principle of photothermolysis, where in the heat energy is released in the targeted skin tissue and helps in collagen formation and synthesis in new superficial skin layer formation.
Your dermatologist will prime your skin 2 weeks before starting the procedure .
Priming of skin includes using topical creams like tretinoin, sunscreen and moisturizer.
All cream should be stopped 3 days before the session .
Topical anesthesia is applied for 40 minutes to decrease the pain .pain threshold is equal to a sting or small insect bite. A little discomfort is felt during the procedure.
After cleaning the numbing cream. One to two passes are done to depending on the skin condition to be treated.
Normally minimum sessions are needed to obtain a significant improvement for skin rejuvenation and scars. Energy released depends on the skin condition to be treated.
Immediately after treatment there will redness. A topical antibiotic is prescribed for 5 days. Mandatory use of sunscreen and emollient is recommended. Crusting in a graph like pattern will be seen the next day post treatment. Crusts fall of in 3 to 5 days .