Skin Resurfacing

Skin rejuvenation or skin resurfacing is a treatment that improves skin tone, texture as well as the overall appearance of your skin by removing thin layers of tissue. Many treatments at Oasis Medical Spa target skin rejuvenation. Our laser skin resurfacing treatments, ablative or non-ablative, use intense light energy to remove thin outer layers of tissue or use heat to induce the formation of collagen, resulting youthful skin that is smooth, supple and soft.

Our team of experts will carefully consult you to determine the most appropriate resurfacing treatment, or combination of treatments, that will give you optimal results.

Types of Skin Conditions Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Help

  • Pigment Damage, such as sun spots, melasma, freckles, dark skin patches due to sun exposure 
  • Vascular Conditions, such as facial redness, broken blood vessels, small blood blisters Wrinkles that are always present and those that appear as folds in the skin 
  • Scars from conditions such as acne, surgery, keloids, trauma
  • Skin laxity or cellulite from weakened collagen and elastin 
  • Acne

What Is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is an exciting new technology that corrects many dermatological and cosmetic skin conditions with increased comfort and minimal post-treatment pain and care.

How Does It Work?

The Erbium works via collagen remodeling through its patented Pulsed Per area (PPA) technology. Old pigmented skin is eliminated through the beams created by thousands of coagulated columns on the skin, known as Micro treatment zone (MTZ).

Is It Painful?

During treatment, patients can expect to experience minimal discomfort but this depends on each patient’s pain threshold.

What Can Fractional Erbium Do?

Fractional Erbium can be used to treat photodamage, acne scars, skin tightening, enlarged pores, age spots, stretch marks, solar lentigos, surgical scars, melasma, and for skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction and vascular lesions.

What Is the Treatment Like?

A topical anesthetic cream will first be applied on the treatment area and left on for about 30-40 minutes to mildly anaesthetize the area. The treatment will then begin and will take between 5 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Are There Any Complications?

There may be oedema (puffiness) in the first few hours after treatment, redness, as well as slight bronzing of the skin for the next 2 or 3 days.

What Pre-Treatment Preparation Is Necessary?

It is important that your skin is primed – the best results will be achieved if the skin is in its best possible condition prior to treatment. Our expert will develop a skincare regime to prepare your skin for treatment. This regime should be followed for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.

What Commitment Is Required?

Priming the skin before treatment is important to ensure optimal results are achieved. Ideally, this will involve at least 2 weeks of following a prescribed skincare regime.

Which Cosmetic Conditions Will the Fractional Erbium Laser Improve?

The Fractional Erbium Laser improves fine lines and wrinkles, rolling acne scars, sun damage and mild skin laxity. The Erbium is the most powerful and effective laser in its class.

How Do Fractional Laser Treatments Work?

Fractional Laser treatments create micro-thermal tunnels deep into the skin. The laser ablates (or vaporizes) the microscopic columns of skin while leaving the surrounding tissue untreated. The body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy collagen to replace the columns of affected tissue. Once healed, skin texture improves and lines soften. The results are gradual and people can continue to see improvements in their skin for 3 months after their last fractional laser treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

Fractional Laser skin resurfacing has three significant benefits compared to the traditional laser skin resurfacing:

Increased Comfort: The fractional array of microbeams does not cause bulk damage as traditional ablative skin resurfacing. As a result, the procedure is much gentler.

Increased Safety: Following a fractional ablative procedure, each tiny microbeam re-epithelializes (i.e. regrows the missing tissue and closes over) typically within 24 hours. This minimizes the risk of scarring, infection or long-term pigmentation changes.

Decreased Downtime: Depending on the type of treatment, most fractional laser patients can return to normal activities within a matter of days.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Depending on the skin condition being treated, most patients will require 3-5 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

What Does "Downtime" Mean?

"Downtime" refers to the period of time following a laser treatment where patients may choose not to appear in public while their skin is still red or swollen. One of the key benefits of fractional laser treatments is that downtime is significantly minimized. Downtime can be as short as 4 days as compared to traditional full-surface resurfacing which can result in weeks to months of downtime while producing the same cosmetic results.

What Should I Expect during My Fractional Laser Treatment?

The laser will make a "popping" sound as the laser transforms the laser beam into the tiny microbeams. You may feel a slight sting which is lessened by the use of topical anesthetic cream.

What Should I Expect after My Fractional Laser Treatment?

Immediately following the treatment, the skin will be red, swollen and patients will experience a warm, stinging sensation. Some patients may also experience pin-point areas of bleeding. These effects are normal and indicate a successful treatment. Any swelling and redness will dissipate within several days. As the micro-tunnels heal, the skin will feel dry and begin to slough or peel.

Who Should NOT Have the Fractional Laser Treatment?

Anyone who has an active bacterial and viral skin infection, has used any medications containing gold, has taken Accutane (isotretinoin) within 6 months, has scleroderma or has a personal or family history of vitiligo.

Can the Fractional Laser Be Used on Specific Areas on My Face like above My Upper Lip For "Smoker's Lines" or around My Eyes For "Crow's Feet"?

Yes. The laser can target specific areas of concern. However, many people wish to have the whole face treated to improve overall skin complexion. In addition to the laser, BOTOX and certain fillers can also be used to achieve the best results in these areas.

Features & Benefits

  • Removal of deep wrinkles & lines from the forehead & eye area.
  • Disappearance of acne scars & skin imperfections.
  • Pore size reduction, stimulated collagen & even skin tone.
  • Excellent for use on surgical scars, stretch marks & burn
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