What is a fractional laser?
Lasers can be a very effective way to improve skin texture, acne scars, age spots and wrinkles. Ablative lasers are used for resurfacing and work by causing controlled injury to the upper layers of the skin. A traditional ablative laser vaporizes the top layer of skin and allows new skin to grow in its place. A fractional laser is a type of laser that treats a fraction of the skin with an ablative laser. For each spot that the laser treats, it leaves small islands of healthy skin behind that allow for the skin to heal quicker, reducing the risks and downtime.
-Dr. Jessica Kulak