What’s the Difference between Traditional and Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Since the 1970s, lasers have evolved and taken on many different forms to be able to treat a number of skin issues, from wrinkles to rosacea to unwanted tattoos, and even some types of skin cancer. But one of the most exceptional changes in laser technology has been the use of fractionated lasers. This newer technique, performed frequently at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), offers the powerful and natural-looking results of traditional laser skin resurfacing but with significantly less recovery time. At DAA, we offer two of the most advanced technologies for fractional laser treatments: Fraxel® and DOT Therapy, and both have been delivering exceptional results for over ten years.

But what exactly is fractional laser skin resurfacing, and how does it lower the downtime so greatly while still producing exceptional results? In the video below, our very own Dr. Edmond Griffin, board-certified dermatologist and founder of DAA, explains the differences between traditional and fractionated laser treatments and how they can benefit you as a patient.

The idea of fractional skin treatments has now spread beyond the world of lasers as well. At DAA, we also offer procedures like Infini™ Skin Tightening, Réjuvapen® micro needling, and Fractora™ Facial Rejuvenation, all of which use the same principle: impacting tiny spots on the skin to produce an all-over healing and revitalizing effect. To learn whether one of these fractionated procedures can help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin, schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Or, for more skin care tips and the latest dermatology news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.