Fractional Ablative Laser Resurfacing

Resurfacing skin to tighten and promote collagen formation for smoother, youthful skin.

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Care Instructions

  • No Accutane 6 months prior to procedure.
  • Avoid salicylic acids, glycolic acids, benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C, retinoids, etc. for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Inform the provider if you have a history of cold sores. If so, you will be treated prophylactically.
  • Take prescribed medication as directed (if applicable).
  • Do not consume alcohol because it can cause increased inflammation, discomfort and bleeding.
  • Come to the office with a clean face freshly washed with an antibacterial soap (No makeup/moisturizers/sunscreens).
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your treatment time for topical numbing.
  • Do not wear contact lenses if you are having your eyelids treated.
  • If you are anxious about the treatment or have taken sedating medication make arrangements to have a driver.
  • You may feel burning or discomfort during and after the procedure. This will resolve spontaneously.
  • The treated skin will feel tight, appear red like a sunburn for mild treatments and may appear swollen with pinpoint bleeding with deeper treatments.
  • A moisturizer will be applied to your skin directly after treatment.
  • KEEP THE TREATMENT AREA MOIST AT ALL TIMES with the recommended moisturizer for 48-72 hours after treatment. You can use the post procedure kit or Aquaphor (over the counter).
  • Do not rub your skin while it is healing, gently pat to clean with a gentle cleanser and dry. Cleansers may include: the post procedure kit, ZO Gentle Skin Cleanser, or CeraVe (over the counter).
  • Ensure anything that touches your face is clean. Hands, cell phones, and pillowcases are common places to hold germs.
  • You may have mild swelling. Ice packs can be used to soothe the area for small intervals.
  • You may have crustiness, bronzing, peeling and itching. This will improve daily. Treatment areas off the face, such as the neck and chest, will take longer to heal.
  • Avoid hot showers or steam until all the skin is healed.
  • When the skin is healed, use a recommended moisturizer with SUNSCREEN when going outdoors.
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds during the healing process and indefinitely to prolong results. If you are exposed to the sun without protection in the immediate healing period, this can trigger dark spots. Please protect your skin to avoid this.
  • You may use makeup after the skin has re-epithelialized around day 1-3 for mild treatments and around 5 to 7 days for moderate and deeper treatments. Do not apply makeup to any areas where skin is not intact.
  • Avoid salicylic acids, glycolic acids, benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C, retinoids, etc. for 3 to 4 weeks after the skin is healed.
  • You will start to enjoy your new complexion within a few weeks. Textural issues such as wrinkles and scarring will continue to soften as new collagen is made over the next 4 to 6 months.
  • Deeper textural issues such as heavy wrinkles, pitted acne or chicken pox scarring will require repeated treatments or other types of treatments.


  • The collective desire to stay forever young has created an enormous demand for anti-aging treatments. Recent developments in laser technology are now delivering a longer lasting and scientifically proven methods of restoring the natural beauty of the skin. Unlike traditional treatments such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, the unique characteristics of laser skin resurfacing allow more accurate and precise control over the treatment process.
  • Using fractional light to rejuvenate the skin with a degree of control and efficacy that allows for highly precise sculpting of the skin. Treatments can extend from light touch-ups to deep collagen remodeling, ideal for patients who want drastic rejuvenation effects, but are not inclined towards aggressive surgical or chemical alternatives.
  • This treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones, with minimal patient downtime.
  • Fractional Rejuvenation
    • Deep and lasting rejuvenation of the skin
    • Stimulates the body’s natural rejuvenation process
    • From light touch-ups to deep, age-erasing optical peels
    • Minimal downtime
    • Natural results
    • Scanner technology for resurfacing larger areas
    • Fast and effective treatment
    • Safe and patient-friendly procedure
  • Yes, please arrive 30 minutes early for topical numbing cream.
  • The procedure usually takes less than an hour to perform.
  • Results will vary with every individual, but most patients notice some results within a week, with the full effect taking place gradually over a period of 2-3 months.
  • If you elect to have a more aggressive treatment, you may experience 7-14 days of redness.
  • Optimal results are achieved when a series of treatments are performed.
  • If a package series is purchased, treatments will be performed every 2-3 weeks for the duration of the package.
  • Once optimal results are achieved, maintenance sessions are recommended to maintain your results. This can vary from 1-2 sessions per year.
  • A single session of the face only is $1,000
  • A single session of the face & neck is $1,250
  • A single session of the face, neck, and outer eye is $1,500
  • A package of 3 of the face only is $2,700
  • A package of 3 of the face & neck is $3,375
  • A package of 3 of the face, neck, and outer eye is $4,050
  • Everyone is different, but typically there is a gradual warming sensation which will resolve spontaneously.
  • Topical numbing is used to maximize comfort.
  • Please arrive to your appointment 30 minutes early for topical numbing.
  • Yes- redness, irritation, pinpoint bleeding, and mild swelling can be present for a few days after your treatment. The downtime varies depending on treatment settings which are customized to your aesthetic goals.
  • You will be fully educated on your expected downtime prior to starting your treatment.