Do you ever wish you could just start over with your skin? If you want smooth, even, bright skin, laser skin resurfacing is the answer you’ve been looking for. For more information about this transformative treatment, contact Amy Klein, DO, and the team at Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology in Gainesville, Texas, by calling or using the online booking feature. They can help you clear up age spots, even out skin tone, shrink your pores, and more.
During this treatment, Amy Klein, DO, and her team at Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology uses a laser to essentially resurface your skin. Her tool of choice is the Pixel® laser; a resurfacing technology that focuses on small areas of your skin and removes the epidermis and upper dermis.
Pixel fractional laser skin resurfacing is a revolutionary skin treatment that offers you the chance to look younger, healthier, and let your inner radiance free. The laser treatment can clear years of sun damage such as age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
It can also shrink the appearance of pores and smooth out acne scars, giving you the soft and flawless skin of years gone by. In other words, laser skin resurfacing can help you transform blotchy, spotted, and pockmarked skin into the radiant glow of one's youth.
The pixel non-ablative resurfacing has the advantages of shorter recovery time and less discomfort compared to other resurfacing lasers. The laser pulse creates tiny ablative zones, removing the epidermis, and upper dermis. The treatment triggers the body's natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin tissue.
The procedure treats small zones of the skin per treatment, leaving 65% of the skin untouched around the treated areas. The surrounded unaffected areas act as a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production, reducing the downtime significantly. Pixel technology is performed as "scattered" ablation versus total ablation seen in other technologies that require an extensive recovery time.
Resurfacing technology allows for a smoother, tighter, and more improved skin texture in just several sessions, if not visible in the first session. Since this is an Erbium laser, patients with more moisture in their skin experience more sensation in their skin and faster results which will result in fewer treatments. Therefore a patient with dry skin may require more treatments.
Depending on what the reason for treatment is, anything between two to five sessions may be needed, usually at three to four-week intervals. Immediately after the treatment, some redness and warmth will be experienced like a sunburn. Expect this to dissipate over the next 3-5 days.
Skin flaking is also expected as the old skin is sloughed and the new healthy skin is generated. The occlusive ointment should be worn for 3 days as your skin repairs the tiny pixel holes. In the following days, it is important to keep the skin well moisturized and protected from the sun.
This procedure triggers the growth of new, healthy skin, so it can help you reverse and correct a number of skin issues. Pixel laser skin resurfacing treats problems like uneven or coarse skin texture, enlarged pores, acne or surgical scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hormonal pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and skin laxity.
After your treatment, you may notice a warm sensation and some redness. The sensation is similar to a sunburn and should dissipate in a few days. It’s important to keep your skin moisturized and protected as it repairs the small holes created during the laser skin resurfacing process. Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology will provide you with an occlusive ointment to wear for a few days.
After your treatment, your dead, blemished skin cells will flake off, making way for clearer, healthier skin.
While you may see some results from your first treatment, optimal results are typically achieved after 2-5 sessions, spaced between 3-4 weeks apart. People will dryer skin will generally require more treatments.
If you would like to learn more about how laser skin resurfacing can give you a fresh start with your skin, contact Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology today.