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Overview of the Non-ablative Fractional Lasers

The two main types of laser resurfacing are ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers vaporize the top layers of skin, while non-ablative lasers heat up the deeper layers of skin without affecting the top layer. In general, ablative lasers provide more dramatic results, but they also carry a greater risk of side effects such as infection, swelling, and redness. Non-ablative lasers provide more subtle results and have a shorter recovery time, but they may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired effect.  Ablative laser resurfacing is most often used to treat wrinkles, sun damage, and scars. The laser removes the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, and a portion of the inner layer of skin, called the dermis. This process stimulates the growth of new skin cells and collagen, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, and scars. Non-ablative fractional Laser, such as Fraxel Laser, works by causing controlled thermal injury by delivering the laser energy in the form of microscopic columns. Non-ablative fractional Laser might be equipped with dual wavelengths of 1550 and 1927 nm. The non-ablative Laser keeps the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum) intact without removing it but can reach the underlying skin layers to stimulate collagen production, rejuvenate the skin and provide skin tightening and pigmentation correction. The fractional property is a brilliant addition to the non-ablative fractional laser technology to minimize skin damage and after-treatment downtime.

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How do non-ablative fractional lasers work on the skin?

Non-ablative fractional Laser, such as Fraxel Laser, works by causing controlled thermal injury by delivering the laser energy in the form of microscopic columns. Laser beams penetrate as far as 1.5 mm. The water as chromophore converts the laser energy into heat. The fractional technology works by reserving vast skin areas undamaged. These areas function as reservoirs for regenerative cells that travel to the heated areas to promote healing and collagen production. The results will be tighter skin with a smoother texture and fewer wrinkles and pigmentation.

What are the advantages of non-ablative fractional lasers

Since a non-ablative fractional laser combines Laser’s fractional and non-ablative properties, the downtime after the treatment is way shorter than using an Ablative and non-fractional Laser such as CO2. Additionally, both wavelength of the non-ablative fractional laser dual has a lower affinity to water than the 10600 nm C02 laser. This results in fewer side effects such as Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation PIH. The low melanin absorption of the non-ablative fractional Laser makes it safe to treat almost all skin colours, including skin type IV.

What are the advantages of non-ablative fractional lasers

Since a non-ablative fractional laser combines Laser’s fractional and non-ablative properties, the downtime after the treatment is way shorter than using an Ablative and non-fractional Laser such as CO2. Additionally, both wavelength of the non-ablative fractional laser dual has a lower affinity to water than the 10600 nm C02 laser. This results in fewer side effects such as Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation PIH. The low melanin absorption of the non-ablative fractional Laser makes it safe to treat almost all skin colours, including skin type IV.

What Are the Non-ablative Fractional Laser Indications?

Skin tightening: This treatment wipes out fine wrinkles and stimulates new collagen generation and a more delicate texture. 

Scar and Stretch marks: Non-ablative fractional laser Laser improves collagen production by invigorating the dermis layer and encourages new cell development on the epidermis to smooth out the highest point of the scar and stretch marks. 

Pigmentation and Melasma: Non-ablative fractional Laser showed better results in treating Melasma and Pigmentation in Caucasian patients when compared with darker skin patients. 

All the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center staff in Edmonton have extensive training and certified Laser aesthetician. They performed hundreds of Non-ablative fractional laser Laser treatments on different skin types and colours. Our satisfaction rate is over 90%, and we promise to work with our clients from Edmonton to achieve the best results. Any treatment

What Non-ablative Fractional Laser Does Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton Offer?

The Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton offers a variety of laser treatments, one of which is the Fraxel Dual laser treatment. This advanced procedure can be used to effectively reduce signs of aging or acne scars while leaving the surrounding healthy skin cells intact and unharmed. Its unique technology allows it to target specific areas on the face that need attention, making it an ideal choice for those seeking subtle yet powerful results with minimal downtime. 

Fraxel laser treatment works by using fractionated laser light energy to precise target damaged skin cells without damaging the neighbouring healthy ones, allowing for faster regeneration of new skin without causing trauma to the surrounding tissue. It also encourages collagen production in the treated area, which helps improve wrinkles and lines that result from aging or sun damage. The end result is smoother, more vibrant and youthful-looking skin with improved texture and tone. 

During this process, clients may experience some discomfort due to the heat generated by the laser’s light emission and a slight stinging sensation due to contact between the laser’s device head and the treatment area. However, these feelings are usually very manageable and do not last long after each treatment session. Patients generally report only mild redness and swelling for about 24 hours afterwards; more severe side effects are extremely rare. 

The Albany Cosmetic & Laser Centre uses cutting-edge technology within their Fraxel treatments for optimal results without unnecessary downtime or discomfort for their clients. Depending on their needs, patients usually require 3-5 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart in order to achieve their desired outcome from this laser therapy; however, your doctor will discuss with you personally what they think is best suited for you specifically prior to beginning any treatments. 

Overall, Fraxel laser treatment at Albany Cosmetic & Laser Centre in Edmonton has been seen as an effective solution when trying to reduce signs of aging or acne scars with minimal downtime needed afterwards – perfect for those wanting subtle yet powerful results while still maintaining a natural appearance.

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