What is Fractional Laser?
Fractional Laser delivers micro beams to penetrate into the skin. This triggers a natural healing process that forms new healthy collagen. By delivering the Laser energy in fractional “dots” surrounded by unaffected skin, rather than to the whole skin surface, healing is much more rapid than traditional Laser resurfacing.
The natural collagen production is stimulated resulting in a decrease of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring uneven pigmentation and promotes a more youthful and fresher complexion. Because not all of the skin is resurfaced each treatment, multiple treatments (3 – 6) depending on severity of problem and aggressiveness of settings, are required.
Who is a good candidate for Dot Laser?
Clients concerned with the following:
- Sun damage
- Lines & wrinkles
- Uneven pigmentation
- Scarring – such as acne scaring
- Loss of firmness
Who is not a good candidate for Laser Dot?
- Clients with unrealistic expectations
- Special care is required for clients who tan frequently
- Melasma and pigmentation problems are a special area of use and concern
The procedure is performed in a safe and controlled environment. The procedure will be performed at Academy Day Hospital.
How long do I need to take off work?
Most patients take between 7 to 14 days off work. Light dot laser patients require less time off work.
Redness, swelling and peeling can last for approximately 1 – 2 weeks.
Will there be discomfort?
You may experience a mild stinging sensation and it may feel increasingly hot in the area treated for several hours – ice packs will help this.
Pre and post laser care
Your pre and post operative care will be managed by our registered nurses and dermal therapists.
Risks and complications
There is a small risk of complications with any procedure. This will be discussed at your consultation You will also be provided with written information for the Dot Laser procedure.
I’m interested, what’s the next step?
Your first step is an initial consultation with the doctor who will be administrating the laser. If you have a referral letter you can claim some cost of the consultation from Medicare. If you are a suitable candidate for laser and you want to go ahead, a booking for the laser will be scheduled.
For a complimentary consultation, you may wish to speak with our Nurse Consultant or Dermal Therapist prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this consultation, you can discuss options to treat your concern(s).
For more detailed information on Fractional DOT Laser, visit http://www.facialplastics.com.au/pd67-56/fractional-dot-laser-treatment/