Fractional Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Kravitz performs fractional resurfacing procedures on patients of all skin types seeking improved skin texture and tone, smoothing of wrinkles, reduction of scars, and/or diminishment of brown spots. Unlike pigment targeting lasers, the erbium fractional laser targets cellular fluid. This means that patients can be treated whether tanned or not; and they achieve optimal results, when well hydrated at the time of treatment. No anesthesia is required during this commonly well tolerated procedure; however, post-treatment cooling of your skin with our Zimmer Cryo 3 will be appreciated.
Our erbium Pixel laser pulses the skin creating tiny ablative zones, removing damaged tissue from the epidermis and upper dermis. The treatment triggers your body's natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new healthy skin tissue within the matrix of removed pinpoints. Because only 20% of the skin is resurfaced (pinpoints) during each treatment session, a series of five treatments is required to produce optimal results. Patients with a history of frequent cold sores are encouraged to request an oral antiviral medication for three days, beginning one day prior to treatment. Dr. Kravitz will prescribe this for you at the time of your initial consultation. She will also prescribe Biafine Emulsion and a physical sunscreen post-treatment topical regimen for all fractional resurfacing patients. Patients generally look ready for a party by one week after a treatment, but growth of additional collagen will continue for about six months.