At the Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology, we offer only safe, scientifically sound, and evidence-based laser and light-based technologies to treat a variety of skin conditions.
All laser and light-based procedures rely on the principle of selective photothermolysis. It is well known that certain structures – such as blood, melanin, water, and collagen – preferentially absorb certain wavelengths of light. By utilizing devices that emit light at specific wavelengths (Lasers) or specific ranges of wavelengths (Intense Pulsed Light devices), we can preferentially target unwanted structures, while leaving the healthy overlying and surrounding skin intact.
Fractional Laser Therapy repairs wrinkled or damaged skin with minimal downtime by promoting fast and natural healing. Restore the healthy skin of your youth and gain a renewed sense of confidence with this safe, non-invasive procedure.
What Are the Potential Benefits?
The most common use of this laser is to smooth wrinkles and acne scars, to improve texture and pore size, and to rejuvenate the neck, chest and hands
How Does It Work?
Fractional Laser Therapy delivers thousands of deep, microscopic columns of laser energy to your skin. These microthermal treatment zones leave the surrounding skin unaffected. The treatment promotes the skin’s natural healing process by producing new collagen and replacing damaged cells. The repaired skin appears healthier, tighter, and with fewer surface imperfections. Unlike older resurfacing lasers – and the requirement for anesthesia, significant risk and down time – Fractional Laser Therapy allows the skin to heal much faster and without significant risk.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Each treatment targets between 20 and 25 percent of the skin’s surface. Consequently, an effective treatment regimen typically requires 3 to 5 sessions, spaced at 2- to 4-week intervals. Results are immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in about 2 to 3 months.