Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Here at Cambridge Micropigmentation Centre, we specialise in offering micropigmentation treatment, but we are also happy to offer a range of other services to our clients, including various laser treatments. These include laser hair removal treatments, CPL (Intense Calibrated Light) treatments, and fractional laser resurfacing. Today we are going to focus on fractional laser resurfacing.
What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing Used For?
Fractional Erbium laser technology is able to treat a number of skin issues, including facial lines and wrinkles, as well as acne scars, age spots, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, redness, and large pores. It aims to improve the overall skin quality as it is able to treat both the deep and superficial layers of the skin. The Erbium:YAG laser can be used in various ways to suit mildly photodamaged skin lesions (for example, solar keratoses), mildly atrophic facial scars (for example, as a result of acne or chicken pox); dyschromia (for example, melasma, lentigines), and mild-to-moderate facial wrinkles in the perioral (around the mouth), periocular (around the eyes), and cheek areas. In order to treat patients with deeper wrinkles and scars can be successfully treated, by using longer and variable pulses with the laser.
How Does Fractional Laser Resurfacing Work?
Using the fractional technology, the laser creates micro-thermal tunnels deep into the skin. As only a fraction of the skin is treated, this is where the treatment gets its name from. The Erbium Yag laser is designed to provide clients with the versatility of both deep and superficial skin resurfacing. The wavelength of light emitted is absorbed by water in the skin, with the pulses of the laser vaporising lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots and other irregularities, on multiple layers, including both the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and dermis (the second, thicker layer of skin).
How is Collagen Involved in Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
The process of fractional laser resurfacing has a secondary function that the laser also stimulates production of collagen, as the skin’s natural healing process takes action. New, healthy collagen is produced in the deeper layers of the skin in order to replace the columns of affected tissue. Increased collagen functions to improve the skin’s elasticity. It is a protein found in bones, muscles, skin and tendons, holding the body together and providing strength and structure. As much of the skin is left untreated, there is almost no downtime for this treatment, and once the affected areas are healed, you should notice an improvement in the overall quality of your skin. As the time passes after your treatment, you should see gradual improvements in your skin, which are visible up to three months afterwards.
Contact Us
If you would to find out more about fractional laser resurfacing treatments from our Cambridge clinic in the UK, please get in touch with the team through our online contact form, or by emailing us at You can also talk to a member of our staff directly by calling us on either 01223 662255 or 07525 755530. You can also find out more information from our online blog. We would be glad to help with any questions you may have for us.