Lasting results can vary depending on many qualities, such as the size of the treated area, how many sessions there were during treatment, and more. However, following after-care instructions and regularly using sun protectant and skincare can make results last longer.
What to Expect During a Fractional Laser Resurfacing Procedure
In Birmingham, AL, men and women turn to Smart Skin Med Spa to transform their skin with amazing rejuvenating treatments like our ablative laser resurfacing.
Prior to your first laser resurfacing treatment at our clinic in Birmingham, you’ll start by meeting with an experienced Smart Skin Med Spa provider for a 30-minute initial consultation!
We care about the success of our patients, and we want to provide them with the perfect treatment for their needs and goals. To make that happen, we’ll review your medical history and go over all of your unique aesthetic concerns before recommending a treatment.
If you’re a good candidate for fractional laser resurfacing, your experienced Smart Skin Med Spa provider will examine your skin, looking specifically at the area we’ll be treating to determine what changes we can make and how your physical features might affect your results.
Together, you and your provider will develop a care plan on how to achieve your desired results and how long it will take for you to heal.
At this time, you’ll also get pre-procedure instructions so you can heal comfortably and get the best results possible.
For fractional laser resurfacing, your Smart Skin Med Spa provider will numb the area being treated and then use an intense beam of light (or a laser) directly on your skin.
The procedure will take between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size of the area being treated. After your procedure, your specialist will apply a thick ointment to the treated area, and you can expect to take time for 3 or more days to let your skin heal before returning to normal activities.
Once you finish your treatment with us, you can expect downtime to last three or more days, and your provider will give you a set of aftercare instructions to follow for optimal results.