6. How long does a treatment take?
The treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed prior to the procedure. Next, topical anesthesia is applied and then wiped off after it has taken effect, usually in about an hour. Treatments last 20-80 minutes depending on the size and location of the treated area. During the treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort but a great majority of patients feel very comfortable without the need for injectable anesthesia.
7. What will I look like after the treatment?
You will experience a mild sunburn sensation for one to two hours after treatment. Redness and swelling will vary depending on your skin and treatment. Swelling generally resolves in two to three days. Your skin will have a pinkish tone for five to seven days, which is a normal sign that skin is healing deeply.
You may apply make-up soon after treatment. Some patients are able to return to routine activities including work and social obligations the same day of treatment. Others require a little more time. Please consult our staff to discuss how Fractional Laser Rejuvenation will fit into your schedule.
New epidermal skin begins to develop immediately and this process of skin repair involves: