How does the ablative fractional laser work for scar correction?

Ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing is a type of laser skin resurfacing that uses light beams to remove damaged skin cells. The laser energy destroys the tissue while leaving the surrounding skin intact. This reduces the risk of side effects and expedites the healing process. Wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other forms of skin damage are frequently treated with this procedure.

It is suitable for all skin types and usually requires two or three treatments to achieve the best results. The recovery length depends on the treatment’s depth, but it usually takes one to two weeks. Avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen with a high SPF to help protect the treated area from further damage is critical.

Ablative fractional laser can help you achieve long-term results while improving the appearance of your skin. This laser is effective on all atrophic scar types, including icepick, rolling, and boxcars, and can be used for keloids.

Advantages of Ablative Fractional Laser

Ablative fractional laser is a skin-improvement treatment that employs laser energy. It is useful for treating wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and other ageing symptoms. The other type of medical laser is the non-ablative fraction laser.

The laser removes small areas of damaged skin, stimulating collagen production. As a result, the skin smoothes and firms up. Furthermore, the ablative fractional laser can improve skin tone and texture. It can also help to hide scars and stretch marks. The condition’s seriousness determines the number of treatments required. Most people, however, see visible results after just one or two sessions.

How to Get Ready for Treatment

Please bring any relevant medical records when you come in for treatment. These may include laboratory tests, imaging studies, and previous doctor reports. Please bring any medications you are taking so our staff can review them. It is also essential to dress loosely and comfortably. Before your treatment, you will be asked to remove all jewellery and metal objects. Please make every effort to arrive on time for your appointment.

Please call us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule. We understand that life can be unpredictable, so please keep your appointments or call us ahead if you cannot do so. Thank you for considering our clinic for your medical needs.

The risks and side effects of ablative fractional laser

An ablative fractional laser is a skin resurfacing procedure that removes the top layer of skin with a laser. This can help to reduce the visibility of wrinkles, scars, and other skin issues. However, the ablative fractional laser is not without risks and side effects.

The procedure, for example, can result in swelling and redness. There is also a risk of infection and scarring; before deciding if the ablative fractional laser is right for you, as with any medical procedure, you should discuss the risks and side effects with us.

Ablative fractional laser treatments are an effective way to improve your skin’s appearance. They are, however, expensive, with each treatment costing around $1200.

This may appear to be a lot, but remember that ablative fractional laser treatments are a significant investment in your appearance. The effects of these treatments can last for years, with significant improvements to your skin. Talk to a qualified practitioner about ablative fractional laser treatments’ potential costs and benefits.

If you are considering getting an ablative fractional laser treatment, take all the necessary precautions for your treatment and recovery. And, like any medical procedure, ablative fractional laser treatments have risks and side effects that should be considered before proceeding.

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About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.


This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.

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