Bronzing: Your skinay have a bronze appearance for 3 to 14 days, depending on treatment level.
Flaking: Your skin will naturally and vigorously exfoliate as the reorganized skin replaces dead tissue. Flaking is similar to a minor sunburn but without pain. Use of a moisturizer will mask the appearance of flaking.
Sunscreen: Use sunscreen at least twice daily to protect your skin from sun exposure during the healing phase and several months after treatment. We will recommend appropriate skin care and sunscreen for your after treatment care. For added protection from sunlight, use wide-brimmed hats.
8. When will I see results?
The results can be seen within a few days with more radiant and refreshed appearance. Over the following weeks and months the body repairs the deeper dermal tissues that have been affected by Fractional Laser Rejuvenation producing beneficial changes that continue to improve over the next 2 to 3 months.
9. How many treatments are needed and how often can I be treated?
Although some results may be seen after just 1 treatment, at least 3 treatments are usually needed for optimal results. Four to five treatments may be needed for patients with significant sun damage. Treatments are usually performed 4 weeks apart. This helps achieve results much faster than with non-ablative treatments.
10. How can I maintain my results?
Since your skin will continue to age naturally, Dr. Sapijaszko recommends maintaining your results. This helps slow down aging and keeps your skin younger looking, longer. Maintenance can be achieved using physician-strength rejuvenation products at home and having periodic non-ablative treatments in our office. DermaLUX, Chemical Peels , Botox , Fillers , Thermage , ST Therapy, Nd:YAG and IPL Rejuvenation treatments can be used individually or in combination to maintain your investment. Annual or semi-annual FLR's also helps maintain your results. And of course, always wear your hat and sunscreen when outdoors.
11. Are there any risks or side effects?
Scabbing, blisters, and changes in skin color can occasionally occur. Scarring is extremely rare (less than 1%.) These side effects are unlikely to occur but if they do, please inform our office as soon as possible. In most cases, early treatment can help eliminate long term problems.
12. Can Fractional Laser Rejuvenation treatments be combined with other rejuvenation treatments?
Of course, DermaLUX, Chemical Peels , Thermage, ST Therapy, Nd:YAG and IPL Rejuvenation can be used to remove redness and dilated blood vessels. Botox can be combined with FLR to relax deep wrinkles. Juvederm , Restylane , Perlane, Evolence, Sculptra , Radiesse and other fillers can be injected into deep furrows and used to plump and rejuvenate the lips.
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