Fractional Pixel Resurfacing Treatment in Coquitlam, BC
Fractional Pixel Resurfacing All the Gain – And The Comfort
Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure commonly used to restore smooth skin that is being affected by wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, dullness, large pores, stretch marks or crepiness. The fragile skin under the eye originates from the breakdown of collagen deep inside the dermis, causing the skin to look like thin crepe paper.
While results can be excellent, older, first generation laser resurfacing methods can be very painful and have extended downtime. Things have changed dramatically with the advent of Pixel laser resurfacing. This new FDA approved laser device, ‘the Pixel’, is designed to improve the quality and texture of the skin while it stimulates collagen regeneration – all without extensive downtime or discomfort.
- Improves skin texture & tone
- Safe & Effective for any area of the face/body
- Significant improvement with lines, wrinkles, scars & large pores
- The benefits are lasting
The Pixel™ Fractional Resurfacing FDA approved procedure is the next generation of laser skin resurfacing.
How it works:
Pixel skin resurfacing is based on the principle of microthermal treatment zones. The laser pulses create tiny ablative (or ‘lasered”) zones in the skin, removing the epidermis and upper dermis with each pulse. Normal, healthy skin adjacent to these zones, creates a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production. The untouched skin reaches out to the treated area, speeding healing. The end result: new, healthier, smoother tissue overall – even of the non-lasered adjacent areas.
Any area of the skin can be treated on which surface irregularities such as: wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks may appear. Common areas treated include the face, neck, chest, hands and abdomen.
Number of treatments:
Generally, treatment involves three to six sessions at three to four week intervals. Pixel™ is often bundled with other therapies such as IPL Photo-facials and hydra-facials and chemical peels for optimum results.
What to expect:
There is little or no discomfort during the treatment. Most commonly, clients feel some warmth with the pulse of the laser. Clients experience a sunburn-like sensation immediately after treatment that is easily neutralized with our Oxygenetics line of post-laser products. These include a special moisturizer specially formulated to promote comfort and healing and a cover-up concealers that is custom matched to your natural skin tone.
Some flaking can be experienced for one or two days with full recovery in about five days. Your skin will look better within days following the treatment, and results steadily improve over the next few months. The full effects of collagen synthesis, skin brightening and skin tightening can be seen to progress even 3 months after treatment! *Results may vary and are not guaranteed.