Laser Resurfacing

LASER RESURFACING TREATMENT

What is the Pixel?

The Pixel 2940 Erbium Laser is an FDA-approved resurfacing laser that can dramatically improve your skin’s appearance without the downtime and discomfort usually required with traditional resurfacing. A typical patient would receive three to five Pixel treatments. During each one, the laser creates thousands of microscopic spots known as “pixels.” Because only about 20% of the surface area is affected during each treatment, this technology combines the best of both worlds – the great and proven results of a traditional ablative laser with no pain and no downtime.

How does it work?

Think of your skin like a digital photograph which can be repaired pixel by pixel. The laser beam passes through the patented PIXEL micro optics lens and penetrates the skin. It creates an ablative and thermal effect that stimulates the skin to produce collagen while tightening and improving its texture.

What does it treat?

The Harmony Pixel Laser is used to treat:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Age Spots (on the hands & chest)
  • Superficial Skin Lesions
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Melasma
  • LR1LR2

How many treatments will it takes to see the best results?

Depending on the degree of damage to your skin and desired results, most patients require 3 – 5 treatments spaced 2 – 4 weeks apart.

How much improvement can I expect?

Patients can expect to see improvement in the color, texture and quality of the skin within a week or two after the treatment; however, more significant improvement will be seen after the series of treatments is complete.

What does the treatment feel like?

There is virtually minimal, if any, discomfort during the procedure. Rarely, a mild burning sensation may occur.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Most patients experience mild redness and flaking for several days after treatment. Depending on the number of passes performed, you may notice one or more of the following:

  • One pass – a mild sunburn-like effect for 2 – 4 days
  • Two passes – temporary redness that typically resolves over 2 – 4 hours, mild redness, peeling and/or flaking for 2 – 4 days
  • Three passes – temporary redness for 24 hours, redness and/or peeling up to 7 days
  • The fractional laser resurfacing is the treatment of choice for those who would like to achieve dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin.