What is the Difference Between Facial Lasers?

Give your face a total refresh with a laser resurfacing peel from Allegro in Northern California! We love laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel laser technology. This nonsurgical cosmetic procedure uses pulsating beams of light to eliminate dead and damaged skin layers. Address facial lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and more with this gentle but effective treatment. We offer three types of laser skin resurfacing treatments that are chosen based on the condition of your skin. So what is the difference between facial lasers?

Ablative vs nonablative laser treatments

In the early days of laser peels, they fell into one of two categories. Some lasers are performed for milder cases of skin damage while others are more aggressive. Read on to explore some of the differences between facial lasers.

Ablative Laser Treatments

Ablative lasers treat thin layers of skin, like a deep chemical peel or dermabrasion, with a precision that allows the technician to reduce skin damage. Ablative lasers are best for firming the skin and treating wrinkles and acne scars.

Non-Ablative Laser Treatments

Non-ablative lasers do not remove any skin—the light simply causes micro-damage to the skin to encourage natural skin healing. Non-ablative facials are great for addressing fine lines and wrinkles on patients who are able to wait 2–3 months for strong results.

Related: Best Skin Care After Laser Resurfacing in Northern California

The best of both with fractional laser peels

The Fraxel is a fractional laser peel that delivers the power of light deep into your tissue while leaving microscopic columns of untreated tissue throughout the treatment area. This shortens the recovery time after your treatment, while also reducing the already miniscule risk of side effects. It’s called a fractional laser because the divided laser beam targets a fraction of the skin at a time. These are the only types of laser resurfacing peels in Northern California that work at both the epidermal and dermal layers of your skin. Fractional lasers may also be performed to treat fine lines, acne scarring, sun damage, and pigmentation issues.

Schedule a Fraxel laser peel in Santa Rosa today!

Improve the tone and look of your skin! With a Fraxel laser facial from the aesthetic experts at Allegro MedSpa, you’ll be on track to youthful skin that’s even, vibrant, and exactly what you’ve been dreaming about.  We are here to help fulfill your medical spa needs. Give us a call at (707) 537.2123 or get started with a virtual consultation. Don’t forget, you can always shop online for skincare products! We carry Obagi, Alastin, SkinBetter, SkinMedica and more trusted, effective brands.  Virtual Consultation | Schedule a Consultation

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