Texas Skin Center
Dermatology Clinic located in Pearland, Houston, Kingwood, TX.
Wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and spots are all natural skin features that appear and become more prominent as you age. With fractionated resurfacing treatments by Joseph Sedrak, MD, at Texas Skin Center in Houston, Pearland, Kingwood, Texas, you can minimize these features with a short series of appointments. To find out more about the benefits of fractionated resurfacing and if the procedure is the right choice for you, book a consultation by phone or online at Texas Skin Center today.
Fractionated Resurfacing Q & A
What is fractionated resurfacing?
Fractionated resurfacing is an advanced skin care procedure available at Texas Skin Center. The procedure uses a fractional laser to beam light into your skin, which becomes heat. The heat coagulates slender columns of skin and tissue, causing a healing response to occur.
The new tissue that appears after fractionated resurfacing is healthy and rejuvenated, offering you a fresh appearance with fewer marks, scars, and blemishes. Dr. Sedrak typically recommends getting a series of fractionated resurfacing treatments over the course of 1-4 weeks for the best possible result.
After each fractionated resurfacing treatment at Texas Skin Center, you’re free to go home and continue your day as usual. You might experience some redness and warmth from your skin as well as a feeling of tightness. To keep this to a minimum, you should be cautious about exposing your skin to the sun for at least four weeks after your treatment.
How does fractionated resurfacing change my skin?
Fractionated resurfacing offers your skin an extensive list of benefits. You’ll see smoother, clearer skin in a matter of days after your treatment, and it only gets better as it continues to heal. Fractional resurfacing can minimize or eliminate:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Small scars
- Dark spots
- Stretch marks
During your consultation, you can tell Dr. Sedrak which areas you’d like to target with fractionated resurfacing. Even though the face is the most popular targeted area, you don’t have to restrict the treatment to your face alone. You can improve the skin on your hands, arms, neck, and chest, too.
How should I prepare for a fractionated resurfacing treatment?
At Texas Skin Center, Dr. Sedrak advises you to follow an easy set of instructions to prepare for your fractionated resurfacing treatments. To minimize your risk for complications and side effects related to the procedure, you should:
- Wear sunscreen for four weeks in advance
- Avoid sunlight and tanning beds as much as possible
- Avoid chemical treatments and other laser treatments for at least four weeks
- Address and treat any viral flare-ups (e.g., herpes, shingles)
Following these instructions can help you avoid or minimize side effects like scabbing and peeling as your skin heals from fractionated resurfacing.
Fractionated resurfacing lets you revamp your skin quickly without the ongoing use of skin care products that may or may not suit your skin type. To inquire about the procedure, call Texas Skin Center or book a consultation online today.
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