Fractional laser resurfacing is also commonly known as fractional photothermolysis, which is a relatively new method of skin rejuvenation. The term “fractional” refers to the way in which the laser light is transferred. The pinpoints of laser energy target specific areas of the skin while leaving some skin intact. Consequently, treated skin that consists of old, destroyed cells are replaced with new, healthy cells, and the untreated areas maintain the tissue’s stability for faster recovery. Because it’s minimally-invasive and offers faster healing times when compared with other types of laser therapies, fractional laser resurfacing has become a popular form of treatment to improve skin texture and color. Skin improvements are seen after the first treatment, but several sessions are generally recommended to maximize results. Side effects are usually mild.

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