Fractional laser is a new method in skin regeneration and stimulation of collagen fibers, which increases the firmness of the skin and eliminates fine wrinkles. With this method, it is possible to treat various scar wounds. Co2 and Ebrium-YAG lasers are used in this field.
In fractional lasers, heat evaporation removes columns from the skin tissue to the desired depth without damaging the areas between them, which stimulates the formation of new collagen fibers. The number of sessions and treatment intervals in different people varies depending on the type of lesion, skin color and age, and is between 1 to 4 sessions and at intervals of at least 1 month.
Duration of action
The duration of fractional laser varies depending on the location and extent of the area being treated, but takes approximately 10 to 45 minutes. The number of laser treatment sessions and intervals varies from person to person depending on skin color, age, and type of lesion, and varies from 1 to 4 sessions at intervals of at least one month.
The use of fractional laser surgery is under local anesthesia.
Inpatient / outpatient status
After the fractional laser, the patient develops swelling, bruising, and scratching at the site, which requires the use of antibiotic ointments on the site for 48 hours. After treatment, the patient does not need to rest.
Possible side effects
Swelling and bruising caused by fractional lasers resolve within the first 1 week, and erythema and redness heal within 2 weeks of laser treatment. Continuous use of prescribed medications is recommended during this time. The patient should take herpes prevention medication 24 hours before treatment.
Fractional laser technique has minor Possible side effects. However, in some cases, if left untreated, complications such as skin discoloration (darkening or lightening), infection at the treatment site, allergies, redness of the skin and scars can occur.
During the first few days, the treatment area becomes swollen, red, and sore, and the patient should refrain from manipulating them. Regular use of prescribed medications can help reduce the length of this period. During 2 months after treatment, the patient should avoid exposure to sunlight. After improving the erythema and redness of the skin, it is necessary to use sunscreen in the prescribed amount and intervals. Tanning is prohibited from 6 months before to 6 months after treatment.
Using fractional lasers in people with superficial wrinkles and reduced facial skin consistency will have great results. Depending on the type and depth of the lesion, scars, dimples, scars, and blemishes can be corrected or healed. Fractional laser is one of the best options for treating open pores. With the use of fractional lasers in the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes, brilliant results are obtained.
Dr. Gholam Hossein Ghorabi
Specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Official member of the American Academy of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)
Official member of Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS)
Tehran, Valiasr, above Mellat Park, in front of the Young Journalists Club, Corner of Ravanpour Street, Jam Tower