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Action II Erbium fractional laser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective treatment to help you to look and feel fabulous.
- Smoother, fresher looking skin
- Improved tone, texture and pigmentation
- Reduce wrinkles around the eyes
- Improved appearance of acne scarring and surgical scars
- The gold standard treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, legs and back
We do so much to look and feel great, finding the time to live life to the fullest while still taking care of your body and skin. Yet, the effects of the sun, pollution, stress and fatigue can add up over time, keeping your skin from looking as good as you feel.
The Action II Erbium fractional laser uses patented fractional laser technology to target aging and photodamaged skin on the face and the body. The laser effectively penetrates the skin’s deeper layers to stimulate your body’s natural healing process and create new collagen. Old and damaged cells are replaced with fresh, glowing, healthy new skin.
How Does it Work?
Fractionated Erbium ablation uses patented fractional technology to target damaged cells with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched to promote rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s natural healing process, replacing the old and photodamaged cells with fresh, glowing new skin.
Reasons for Choosing to Have Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fractional Erbium laser treatment has been proven to enhance the appearance and texture of a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Surgical scars
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
As a non-invasive treatment, fractional laser resurfacing is both highly effective and safe with minimal downtime post-treatment. The targeted laser therapy stimulates the skin cells to repair and produce new collagen, without the damage that more invasive treatments cause to the skin.
The treatment itself is also much shorter. Fractional laser resurfacing typically requires around 1 hour in the clinic, with visible improvement within 7 days of a single treatment.
When Do the Results Appear, and How Long Does It Last?
During your consultation at b clinic, our clinicians will discuss the laser setting options with you to help you decide on a treatment that ensures your recovery is immediate and progressive. After 3 days post-treatment, the surface of your skin will start to feel softer and smoother with a dewy and bright appearance, and more even natural tone.
Over the next 3 to 6 months, you will notice more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continues to create new collagen. Results are long-lasting, with your lifestyle, age, skin condition, and skincare regime impacting the longevity of your new glow.
In your follow-up appointments, your clinician will provide further guidance with a home care regime and maintenance programme to help you maximise your fractional laser treatment results.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. These treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The specific number of treatments will be tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle and other commitments. Your clinician will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment and your preferred downtime.
How Do I Prepare for a Fractional Laser Treatment?
In the weeks before your procedure, you should avoid any heavy sun damage to your skin and any deep facial peel treatments such as chemical peels. If you are undergoing a facial laser resurfacing, you should also ensure you don’t have any cold sores, open wounds, or extensive breakouts. When you arrive at the clinic on the day of treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied. The laser resurfacing procedure itself takes up to 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
What Should I Expect After the Treatment?
Immediately after treatment, you will experience a heat sensation that dissipates in around 1-2 hours. You can use cool packs to relieve the sensation during this time. You will also experience mild redness and swelling (like sunburn) after the procedure. The redness will usually subside within 24 hours of the treatment.
On day 2, your skin will naturally bronze and start to flake by the afternoon. This will continue up to the afternoon of day 3. From day 4-7, you will see fresh new skin begin to appear as your skin regenerates. You may also experience some dryness. Your clinician will provide you with a cream to help you manage dryness during this stage.
As you continue the treatment sessions, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat after each treatment. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate naturally to reveal fresher, glowing, smoother, and dewy-looking skin.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
While the use of a fractional laser for face acne scarring, fine lines, and sun-damaged skin is the most common application, laser resurfacing can be used to reinvigorate the skin cells of other areas of the body. It is particularly effective on the face, neck, chest, hands, and legs. The use of laser treatments to improve the appearance of stretch marks, age spots and surgical scars is becoming increasingly popular.
How Much Downtime Do I Need After a Fractional Laser Treatment?
The post-treatment downtime for laser resurfacing is typically short. Every person’s skin responds differently, but the majority of people require minimal downtime after laser treatments. In the first 24 hours post-treatment, you can expect redness similar to the effects of sunburn.
After a couple of days, you will experience some minor peeling. One of our clinicians will provide online support to guide you through the post-treatment aftercare process and help you to maximise the appearance and longevity of your treatment results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Your clinician will give you specific instructions about what to expect for your particular treatment, and how to minimise side effects. You’ll receive an aftercare pack to help you with post-treatment care at home.
Dedicated at-home online support is provided each day for patients that need extra support. You can always contact a member of our friendly team, and you’ll have educational materials provided at your consultation to help you manage your post-treatment recovery.
After each of your completed treatments, your clinician will provide guidance and advice during your follow-up appointments. This can include skincare product recommendations, home care advice, and a maintenance regime to help you to stay looking glowing and fresh for longer.
Bringing the Beauty Back at b clinic!
Fractionated Erbium laser was extensively tested in clinical trials. It’s been used on over 10,000 patients worldwide and is very safe. If you would like to know more about fractional laser treatment at b clinic, why not book in a consultation today and bring back your GLOW.
Selina is a highly experienced Nurse with a passion for appearance medicine and the cosmetic nursing industry. A specialist in the art of laser therapy and skin rejuvenation, Selina strives to set a high standard of results that delight and excite her clients. Selina helps her clients to achieve a natural cosmetic enhancement, with the goal of helping you look your natural best.
To read more about Selina, click here.