​​​​​​​What is Pixel® Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?

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Fed up with skin imperfections? Whether it’s lines and wrinkles, blemishes and discoloration, scarring or another problem that is affecting the appearance of your skin, we understand that it can have a very real impact on your day to day happiness and confidence. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help. One of the newest and most effective is Pixel® fractional laser skin resurfacing.  

 

Pixel® is a revolutionary non-invasive fractional laser treatment that can transform the appearance of your skin, combatting many signs of aging as well as other cosmetic imperfections that could be affecting your confidence and self-esteem.

 

How does Pixel® fractional laser skin resurfacing work?


Pixel® works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations within the treatment zone, removing the epidermis and upper dermis. This carefully controlled damage then triggers the body’s natural healing process. Since Pixel® has a longer wavelength than many other skin resurfacing lasers which allows it to penetrate more deeply into the skin. The benefit of this is that the laser can then be used to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin – and it is these ingredients that will support the creation of healthy, strong, smooth and flaw-free skin.

 

Recovering after Pixel® laser skin resurfacing


Immediately after your treatment your skin is expected to be slightly sore and red, with mild swelling. Your skin may have a slight rough texture and you may want to take over the counter painkillers to help manage any discomfort. Nevertheless, recovery following Pixel® is typically much faster than other skin laser resurfacing treatments. Provided you follow the aftercare instructions provided by your treatment provider at Natural Results Plastic Surgery, you can expect to be able to return to most activities around 7-10 day following your procedure. New skin will start to form immediately, you will start to notice a difference in the texture and appearance of your skin in as little as 3 to 5 days following your treatment. Depending on the problem that was addressed, healing should be complete between 10 and 21 days after your Pixel® appointment, although your skin may remain a little redder than normal, gradually fading over a few weeks or months.

 

Does Pixel® laser skin resurfacing hurt?


The laser used in Pixel® fractional laser skin resurfacing combines the benefits of an ablative approach with the patient comfort level and convenience of a non-ablative laser.

 

Cosmetic benefits of Pixel® fractional laser skin resurfacing


Pixel® has a range of proven cosmetic benefits. These include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Reduction or elimination of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Improvement in the appearance of scarring, including historic acne scarring, surgical and traumatic scars

  • Improved skin tone

  • Smoother skin texture

  • Reduction in pore size which creates better skin texture and a smoother base for cosmetics

  • Elimination of abnormal areas of pigmentation such as brown spots

 

Every patient is different and your Pixel® provider at Natural Results Plastic Surgery will be able to advise you whether you are a good candidate for this treatment and how you can expect it to help you.
 

 

To find out more about Pixel® fractional laser skin resurfacing, or to schedule a consultation to discuss this treatment, please contact Natural Results Plastic Surgery at (480) 418-5300 where our friendly team is happy to help