Our mothers weren’t so lucky; today’s generation of aging adults will be able to avoid face-lifts and painful, ablative CO2 laser treatment thanks to accessible, preventative care with a non-ablative, fractional laser treatment that continues to improve with better results and less (to no!) downtime.
About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing technology brought an exciting development into the cosmetic medicine industry, allowing physicians to improve the tone, texture and pigmentation of the skin, which utilized very high heat to “melt away” old and wrinkly skin. The phenomenal results produced by this aggressive ablative laser treatment made it one of the most requested non-surgical cosmetic treatments for the next 10 years. However, a significant drawback to this laser skin resurfacing was the downtime of 1-2 weeks, requiring vacation from work and from wearing make-up, socializing and exposure to the sun. Ablative resurfacing also provided for rather drastic improvements with the skin, and some patients preferred a more gradual approach to anti-aging.