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Laser Skin Resurfacing with Pixel Perfect™
What is Pixel Perfect™?
Using infrared laser light, Pixel Perfect™'s aesthetic treatments can help to reverse signs of aging, counteract years of sun damage or acne scarring, restore a youthful vitality to your face and stimulate collagen production. Noticeable results can be achieved in a short time with improvements to your skin's texture as well as your skin tone. Our cutting-edge cosmetic treatments can shrink the appearance of pores and smooth your skin by lessening the impact of fine lines and facial wrinkles.
How Does it Work?
The technology is based on the principle of micro-thermal treatment zones. Infrared laser light passes through Pixel Perfect™'s patented optics to remove the epidermis and upper dermis while the skin around each perforation remains intact. Thus, the targeted light creates thousands of micro-injuries without disturbing the surrounding tissue. That way, large unaffected areas of skin act promote rapid healing and new collagen growth.
Since each Pixel Perfect™ treatment triggers the growth of new skin tissue, the existing facial imperfections are replaced by a healthier, smoother skin tissue. Not only is healing time shortened considerably, but the procedure comes with a lower risk of complications, as compared to traditional laser skin resurfacing.*
What Can Pixel Perfect™ Do for Me?
Your physician at our practice will determine the ideal treatment plan for your needs. If laser skin resurfacing is suitable for you, the process will involve one to four sessions. Typically, one treatment will reveal a brighter, younger and healthier looking skin. Pixel Perfect™ can be used to treat discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles to give your face a revitalized look.
Is Pixel Perfect™ Safe?
Laser treatments are safe and effective, without injections or invasive cosmetic surgery. You can expect some redness of the skin after the treatment that is similar to a sunburn. However, this is completely normal and short-lived. You will be asked to carefully follow your pre-treatment and post-procedural instructions as provided by our doctors and staff.
Does Laser Resurfacing Hurt?
Generally speaking, the Pixel Perfect™ procedure has been compared to that of a sunburn, but the amount of pain will vary from one person to the next. Your Orlando health provider from our practice may prescribe an over-the-counter pain medicine to make you more comfortable. The sunburn sensation is likely to continue for a couple of days following each treatment.
Such symptoms are normal and should improve within approximately three days. In addition, as your new skin replaces dead tissue, the outer layers will begin to flake or peel. This too is normal and your skin will look better immediately. Steady improvements should occur for a few months after a laser resurfacing procedure.
How Long Will a Treatment Take?
A Pixel Perfect™ treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes, but it could take longer if your skin condition is more advanced. Your exact regimen will depend on your specific needs for correcting discolorations and fine lines.
Will I Need to Come Back for Follow-Up Treatments?
Unfortunately, we cannot stop the aging process. But, depending on your original skin condition and your lifestyle following treatment, your new look can last for months. In fact, your skin should continue to improve for about six months following your last Pixel Perfect™ treatment. So, based on your cosmetic goals, you may need to consider multiple treatments.
How Do I Get Started?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments using Pixel Perfect™ is performed at our Dr. Phillips dermatology center. Most insurance companies regard cosmetic treatments as "non-covered" procedures. However, our practice offers many different payment options to best suit your financial needs.
To learn how this treatment can specifically help you, call us today at 800-827-SKIN (7546) to set up your consultation.
NOTE: Results may vary. So, for best results, repeated treatments may be required. Fees may vary based on the areas being treated. Preferable prices are available for multiple treatments and will be given to you during your consultation with one of our providers.
*Source: Alma Lasers®
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