Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Macri was one of the first physicians to introduce this exciting new technology in the Bergen county area. Traditional CO2 resurfacing has always been the “gold standard” for Laser skin resurfacing. In this day and age, with people’s busy lifestyles, the necessary downtime is just not an option. Adding to the fact of the potential for complications and prolonged redness.
Fractionated CO2 uses this same tried and true technology, and delivers the results without the pain and prolonged redness and swelling of traditional CO2 resurfacing. The patient can expect redness for approximately three to five days and is able to return to their active lifestyle with a minimum of downtime. Approximately 20% of the skin surface is treated with each pass, and Dr. Macri is able to control the amount of downtime depending on the amount of passes.
This technology works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations, but the skin around each of these perforations remains intact. This allows your skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly, which significantly improves your complexion.
The laser passes through optics to penetrate the skin with tiny thermal channels, only as deep as a few sheets of paper. In each channel it creates a micro-injury, without disturbing the surrounding tissue. It is these thermal channels that create the heating effect in the synthesis of new collagen. Fractionated CO2 resurfacing clears sun-damaged skin, smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, shrinks pores, fills acne scarring, and blends uneven complexions.
These micro-injury sites (about 15-20 percent of the treatment area) start the process of healing. As collagen remodels, skin tightens and scars improve. The intact, undamaged skin around the treatment site is what promotes quicker healing for a faster recovery.
Fractionated (Pixel) CO2 resurfacing:
- Clears sun-damaged skin
- Total facial rejuvenation
- Lifts and tightens
- Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
- Shrinks pores
- Fills acne scars
- Blends uneven complexion
The tightening effect works by the contraction of collagen fibers, which reduces wrinkles and loose skin. Skin laxity is noticeably improved. The results of new collagen formation can be seen for up to six months. Best of all, the effects are permanent.
Dr. Macri will determine the ideal treatment plan for your needs depending on the extent of correction and amount of downtime that your lifestyle commands. Fractional (Pixel) skin resurfacing can be used on patients of most skin types, anywhere on the body. Since this procedure spares healthy tissue, it can be performed on delicate skin areas, such as the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Call M.D. Aesthetics in Bergen County today to discuss Laser Skin resurfacing with Fractional (Pixel) CO2 Skin Resurfacing. The consultation is complimentary!