Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of skin or treat minor facial flaws by precisely injuring the skin in a controlled manner. This controlled injury stimulates the skin to repair itself, causing new collagen formation and evening of pigmentation. The new skin that forms during healing gives the skin a tighter, brighter and younger-looking surface.
At North Texas Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pero uses a Fractionated Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laser that is effective in treating wrinkles, scars, pigmentation irregularities, and other conditions. The term fractionated refers to only a fraction of the skin is targeted, allowing for an untreated “halo” of surrounding uninjured skin that allows for rapid regeneration and quick healing with minimal downtime.
Traditional “Ablative” lasers treat the entire skin surface, relying on skin cells lining oil glands and hair follicles to grow onto the skin surface for healing. This prolongs healing with longer redness prior to the final result when compared to fractional laser treatment.