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Non-Ablative Fractional
Laser Resurfacing

fractional 1540
Treatment Price
Face $500
Around Eyes $200
Cheeks $300
Lip $100
Chin $200
Lip & Chin $250
Neck $500
Face & Neck $900
Chest $500
Neck & Chest $900
Stretch Marks Varies
Scars Varies

Non-ablative Fractional laser resurfacing is when the targeted areas of the skin are precisely spaced out at a microscopic level, leaving some skin perfectly intact while other zones are heat treated. The effect is visually comparable to the pixels in digital images, as the tiny spots of treated skin replace old, destroyed cells with new, healthy ones, and the untreated areas maintain the tissue's stability for quicker recovery.

Non-ablative Fractional resurfacing is for use on wrinkles around the eyes, melasma ("mask of pregnancy"), freckles, age spots, acne scars, scars, stretch marks and skin resurfacing.

What kind of laser do you use?

The high-Powered StarLux 500 with the Lux1540 handpiece is the most powerful laser and pulsed light system on the market. It provides the most versatile and effective treatments available, with superior cooling for advanced comfort and enhanced deep treatments.

How does it work?

As the tiny wounds heal, fresher skin emerges. After two or three treatments, spots and fine lines will fade away. The skin will look smooth and retextured.

How long does this procedure take?

Fractional Laser Resurfacing can be extremely quick procedures, often lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

What are the side effects?

Swelling and redness are common side effects of Fractional Laser Resurfacing.

What is the length of results?

Improvement after non-ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing treatments are generally seen in about 2 to 3 months. Results are long lasting but not permanent, additional treatments will be needed.

What is the recovery time?

You don't want to put anything on the area for 2 days (soap, cream, sunscreen, etc). Dry wound heal is best. You want it to shed the skin. For the first week, your skin will often peel and appear swollen and red. some patients like to keep a low profile after their Fractional Laser Resurfacing.

Will I feel pain or discomfort after treatment?

Patients describe Fractional Laser Resurfacing as a "prickling" sensation.

How many treatments will I need?

You will definitely see results with 1 treatment, but 3-5 sessions scheduled about 1 month apart may be necessary to get the optimal results you want. Treatment consistency is very important to achieve maximal improvement

What are the Pre-Treatment instructions?

    • DO avoid the use of Accutane for 6-9 months prior to treatment
    • DO NOT use exfoliants such as Retin-A, Renova, retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acid,Tazorac, or glycolic acid products for at-least 2 weeks prior to procedure and during the entire treatment course.
    • DO NOT use over-the counter medications like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamen-E and fish oil for 2 weeks prior to procedure to decrease the risk of bleeding and bruising.
    • DO NOT consume any alcohol 1 day prior to procedure
    • Claritin may be taken before procedure to decrease histamine/swelling response associated with the procedure. Benadryl may be taken the evening before your procedure to help with swelling
    • DO avoid tanning treatment area including tanning beds, spray tan, and sun for a minimum of 4 weeks
    • DO come to the appointment with the treatment area clean, free of any lotions or creams or make-up
    • DO shave any hair in the area to be treated
    • You may not be pregnant or breastfeeding
    • You may not have an autoimmune disease, indluding Lupus
    • You may not be on/using blood thinners or medications that cause photosensitivity
    • If you have a history of oral herpes, you should pre-treat with an anti-viral 3 days before your scheduled visit
    • Dermal fillers or other injectables should not be done within 3 weeks before treatment
    • Avoid chemical or mechanical irritants 2 week prior to treatment
    • Avoid electrolysis, plucking, and/or waxing for 6 weeks prior to treatment
    • You may need to purchase brand new skin care products for use after your treatment. These include a mild facial cleanser, a high quality sunblock and makeup or foundation if you use it. You will also need to clean or get new application sponges or brushes. The most common reason for infection or acne eruption is use of home products that have accumulated bacteria

What are the Post-Treatment instructions?

    • Immediately after treatment, there may be erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site. this usually lasts 2 hours or longer. The erythema may last up to 10 days. The treatment area may feel like a sunburn for a few hours after the treatment, but it will subside.
    • DO NOT pick or scratch the treated areas. Chances of scarring are high! If an open area occurs or if you inadvertently pick at a lesion, an antibiotic ointment may be used
    • DO NOT use ice packs when you get home. The longer you hold the heat in, the more collagen you can rebuild.
    • DO NOT put anything on the area for 2 days (soap, cream, sunscreen, etc). Dry wound heal is best.
    • DO avoid direct sunlight for 4-6 weeks. After the initial 2 weeks, new skin forms. It is essential to avoid injury/sun exposure during that time.
    • DO use sunblock starting on DAY 3 (sunblock with SPF 30 or higher that contains zinc or titanium dioxide)
    • DO not apply makeup until after 48 hours and the redness has subsided
    • Small scabs may develop 12-24 hours following your treatment. Allow them to fall off on their own.
    • DO avoid the use of exfoliants such as Retin-A, Renova, retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acid,Tazorac, or glycolic acid products for 2 weeks after treatment
    • DO avoid microdermabrasion and acid peels 3 weeks after your treatment
    • Avoid chemical or mechanical irritants 2 weeks after treatment
    • DO NOT allow pets to lick the treatment area or kids touching your face
    • DO change your pillowcase the first night to prevent bacteria from entering into your pores (if you are treating the face).
    • DO use alcohol pads to cleanse your sunglasses, eyeglasses and cell phones.
    • DO NOT do any working out, hot yoga, hot showers saunas, steam rooms or jacuzzis for the first 48 hours after your treatment. This is to prevent post-inflammatory pigmentation.
    • White heads are normal post treatment. They can last 3-5 days.

Typical cost?

Most medical spas typically charge $1200 per treatment area.