Fractional Non-Ablative Laser
Skin rejuvenation , resurfacing and regenerating
The Fractional Non -Ablative Laser technology known as Frax 1550 is applied for textural irregularities and soft tissue coagulation. It can be used anywhere you have irregular textures. It is a popular non-surgical solution in medspa and aesthetics clinics.
In non-ablative resurfacing treatments, the fractional laser delivers heat into the skin. The heat is distributed through thousands of tiny, deep columns known as microthermal treatment zones. The procedure eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells and deposits heat deep into the dermis to tighten skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. The fractional non-ablative resurfacing laser uses lower energy levels than ablative lasers. Fractional non-ablative lasers treat the layers of skin under the surface without damaging the surface. The heat from the laser promotes collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The results, however, are less pronounced than the more aggressive approach of ablative laser resurfacing.
Sun Damaged Skin
Uneven skin tone
Wrinkles and fine lines
A Difference between Ablative and Non-Ablative Lasers :
Ablative laser: This is a wounding laser that removes the thin outer layer of skin (epidermis) and heats the underlying skin (dermis), which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. As the epidermis heals and regrows, the treated area appears smoother and tighter. Types of ablative treatments include the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, the erbium laser, and combination systems.
Non-ablative laser: This is a non-wounding laser that stimulates collagen growth, which, over time, helps improve skin tone and texture. This approach can be done with various types of lasers as well as intense pulsed light (IPL) & Fractional Laser (Frax 1550 ) devices. Compared to ablative laser, non-ablative laser resurfacing is less invasive. It requires less recovery time than does ablative laser resurfacing. But it's less effective.
Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing procedures can decrease the appearance of fine lines in the face. It can also treat loss of skin tone and improve your complexion if you have scars or sun damage. Laser resurfacing can't eliminate excessive or sagging skin.
How much does Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Cost per treatment?
Average : $1000
Price Range : $850-$2000
All you need to know
Who is the best candidate for this treatment?
The ideal candidate for Fractional Non-Ablative Laser treatments is someone concerned about age-related skin conditions such as discoloration and fine lines. Additionally, any textures irregularities are treated very efficiently by the laser.
Fractional Non Ablative Laser Contraindications
Superficial metal or other implants in the treatment area.
Current or history of cancer, or current condition of any type of cancer, or pre-malignant moles.
Pregnancy and nursing
Diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as history of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,Porphyria, and Epilepsy.
Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as Diabetes or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores Psoriasis, eczema, and rash.
History of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry and fragile skin.
Use of medications, herbs, food supplements, and vitamins known to induce photosensitivity to light exposure at the wavelengths used, such as Isotretinoin (Accutane) within the last six months, Tetracyclines, or St. John's Wort within the last two weeks.
Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last three months or before complete healing.
Treating over tattoo or permanent makeup.
Excessively tanned skin from sun, tanning beds or tanning creams within the last two weeks.
As per the practitioner's discretion, refrain from treating any condition which might make it unsafe for
How long does the treatment take?
Each session takes just on average 30 minutes. Temporary redness will occur and last up to 7 days post treatment.
How many sessions are needed to see results? Are they permanent?
Most patients receive six to eight treatments per area in the clinic, though the exact number will depend on the age and condition of the area that being treated.
Is there any specific pre- or post-procedure care required?
As treatment is potentially uncomfortable, most physicians use lidocaine, EMLA® or other topical local anesthetic prior to treatment.
Avoid tanning before and after treatments. Sunscreen (> SPF 30) should be used to protect the skin from sun. *Treating tanned skin may cause hyper pigmentation or may lead to adverse events.
During the first two days following treatment avoid hot baths, massages, etc.
Gentle face wash and non-irritant topical agents may be used without interruption.
Clinical Studies & More
Current Laser Resurfacing Technologies Comparison Study
Ablative via Non-Ablative Lasers
Most of the ablative technologies offer greater results, at the cost of longer recovery times and potentially more severe side effects. On the other hand, nonablative technologies usually offer more moderate results with fewer side effects and an easier recovery. Fractionated technologies seem to combine some of the best aspects of each category, with shorter recovery times, but results approaching those of fully ablative technologies with a series of treatments. Overall, this wide selection of technologies allows to provide the appropriate care for all types of patients.