Pixel Laser Skin Resurfacing in Chapel Hill, NC
Laser skin resurfacing is a technique that reduces wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation spots and acne scars. While there are many variations on this procedure, it generally involves precisely targeting and vaporizing skin layers. This stimulates growth of new skin cells and collagen production, leaving skin looking fresh, even, and smooth.
Laser resurfacing can be ablative (wounding) or non-ablative (non-wounding). Ablative therapies typically have a longer recovery time, but require fewer treatments. A new development in skin resurfacing is fractional laser resurfacing, which targets only a small part of the skin instead of an entire layer.
If you're looking to remove blemishes or brighten your complexion, a Pixel treatment may be just what you need. To schedule an appointment with a dermatologist in Chapel Hill who performs Pixel laser skin resurfacing, call (919) 301-0841 or contact Dr. Bhavna Vaidya-Tank online.
Pixel Laser Treatment
Each Pixel laser treatment lasts twenty to thirty minutes. Pixel laser resurfacing uses an FDA-approved ablative (wound-causing) device to create an evenly spaced grid of microscopic wounds in the skin. Specifically, the resurfacing utilizes fractional laser treatment, which only targets small areas of the skin. The healing process stimulates new collagen production, leaving the skin tighter and smoother than before.
The Pixel laser treatment can be used on almost any area of the body, but it is most commonly used to treat sun damage and reduce the signs of aging on the face, neck, arms, chest, and hands. Depending on a patient's cosmetic needs, multiple treatments may be required for best results.
Pixel Laser Benefits
The Pixel laser treatment offers significant improvement in skin appearance. Wrinkles, lines, hyperpigmentation spots, sun damage, melasma, and even some scars can be treated with Pixel laser resurfacing. The treatment will also leave the skin looking brighter and healthier than before.
Fractional resurfacing treatment is less likely to cause skin damage than a non-fractional laser. The Pixel treatment is also much less painful than a non-fractional laser, which ordinarily requires anesthesia. The fractional approach also results in a relatively short healing time.
Pixel Laser Results and Recovery
Recovery time after a Pixel laser treatment is much shorter than other forms of skin resurfacing. Patients may experience redness similar to a mild sunburn for twenty-four to forty-eight hours after treatment, but this will quickly subside. Patients may resume work and other normal activities within a day or two of Pixel laser resurfacing. Your dermatologist may recommend cleansers, moisturizers, or sunscreen to care for your skin following Pixel treatments.
Most patients see improvement in their complexions within a week of treatment, but it may take several treatments to reduce wrinkles and skin laxity. Since the treatment stimulates growth of new skin cells and development of collagen, patients may continue to see improvement up to six months after the last treatment.
Request Your Appointment Today
Scars and blemishes happen, but if you're sick of seeing them in the mirror, Pixel laser skin resurfacing can help you get the complexion you want. To learn more about Pixel laser treatments and find a provider in Chapel Hill, call (919) 301-0841 or contact Dr. Bhavna Vaidya-Tank online.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing is a treatment that removes all or part of a layer of skin in order to stimulate growth of new, healthy skin. Skin resurfacing is used to reduce wrinkles, treat blemishes like acne scars and age spots, and rejuvenate skin.
Does Skin Resurfacing Hurt?
A mild burning sensation may occur towards the end of the Pixel laser skin resurfacing treatment, but patients report very little discomfort.
Is Pixel Laser Safe?
The Pixel laser skin resurfacing treatment has been approved by the FDA and has minimal risks.
Does Pixel Laser Work?
Laser skin resurfacing is a proven way to treat various skin imperfections, and most patients report improvement in their complexions within a week of Pixel laser treatment.
How Does Pixel Laser Work?
The Pixel laser resurfacing treatment creates an evenly spaced grid of microscopic wounds in the skin to remove part of the top layer of damaged and discolored cells. When the wounds heal, the healing process stimulates new collagen production, leaving the skin tighter and smoother than before.
Does Laser Treatment Work for Acne Scars?
Several Pixel laser skin resurfacing treatments may be effective for mild acne scarring. The Pixel laser removes damaged cells that are not too deep in the skin and results in new growth of healthy cells, so it is ideal for acne scars or acne-related hyperpigmentation that also not particularly deep.
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