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Aging, environmental factors, and excessive sun exposure can take a toll on the skin and its appearance. Wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, and other blemishes may be unavoidable, but thanks to advanced laser fractional skin resurfacing treatments, these unwanted skin concerns are now reversible. Fractional skin resurfacing is a safe, effective, and non-invasive aesthetic procedure that uses light energy to produce controlled damage to your skin and promote natural skin remodeling and collagen production.

Most patients purchase expensive creams to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging but see little improvement in their skin’s condition. Others invest in procedures like chemical peels and CO2 laser resurfacing to improve their skin but often experience aggressive treatment, long recovery times, and unwanted side effects.

Unlike harsh ablative treatments, fractional skin resurfacing offers a gentle and effective solution that requires little downtime.

The Astanza DermaBlate

The Astanza DermaBlate is the gold standard for highly precise laser skin resurfacing. This state-of-the-art technology is widely recognized by top dermatologists and physicians as the leading Erbium:YAG laser in the world thanks to its reliability and effectiveness. Dr. Leeman and his team are excited to bring this cutting-edge technology to their patients and Austin, Texas!

The DermaBlate uses a 2,940 nm wavelength that matches the maximum peak of water absorption (water being the main component of skin). Therefore, the energy is entirely used for the rapid vaporization of water in tissue, which leads to an almost instant ablation of tissue.

Furthermore, compared to CO2 lasers, the DermaBlate has a significantly shorter healing time and is also significantly less painful thanks to the greatly limited thermal effects produced by the Erbium laser. Patients do not require any anesthesia in the treatment of small lesions and side effects and unwanted risks are greatly reduced with the DermaBlate. The safety features of this erbium laser make it the superior choice for delicate areas such as the neck, face, chest, and hands.

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What is Astanza DermaBlate?

Prior to the procedure Dr. Leeman will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable during the treatment. You will be relaxing comfortably on a treatment table while Dr. Leeman moves the laser around the treatment area utilizing customized settings.

Fractional laser resurfacing is setting a new standard for skin rejuvenation. During the procedure, a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy are applied your skin. The fractional laser resurfacing procedure is customized to match your individual needs.

We adjust the laser’s settings to tailor your treatment and achieve the level of skin rejuvenation you need. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as acne scars or fine lines around the mouth.

The MicroSpot Handpiece

MicroSpot Handpiece

The DermaBlate’s MicroSpot handpiece reduces the healing recovery time to just a few days. This innovative handpiece features a special microlens pattern with a 13 x 13 mm (0.5 x 0.5 in) spot made up of 169 microzones that are used for fractional skin ablation treatment. This optic allows the selective treatment of only “fractions” of the tissue in the form of a grid which is made possible by splitting the laser beam into several hundred partial laser rays.

This unique design triggers skin renewal and collagen formation with rapid wound healing which is supported by the untreated skin. The MicroSpot handpiece provides a unique level of precisional treatment with the lowest risk of side effects. The MicroSpot handpiece is ideal for smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles and rhytids, blending uneven pigmentation, minimizing large pores, clearing photo-damaged skin, and filling in acne scars.

What Can Fractional Laser Resurfacing Do For Me?

Patients will see great results including improvements in skin texture and appearance, elasticity, and removal of unwanted wrinkles and skin blemishes, and signs of aging. Patients will experience reduced wrinkles and scars, decreased pore sizes, and more even skin pigmentation. While additional treatment sessions are recommended for deep lines and scars, many patients will see significant results after just one treatment. Signs of treatment will be completely unnoticeable by three to seven days following treatment.

What Can I Expect With Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

Prior to the procedure Dr. Leeman will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable during the treatment. You will be relaxing comfortably on a treatment table while Dr. Leeman moves the laser around the treatment area utilizing customized settings.

Fractional laser resurfacing is setting a new standard for skin rejuvenation. During the procedure, a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy are applied your skin. The fractional laser resurfacing procedure is customized to match your individual needs.

We adjust the laser’s settings to tailor your treatment and achieve the level of skin rejuvenation you need. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as acne scars or fine lines around the mouth.

Am I a Good Candidate For Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

Fractional laser resurfacing can be performed safely on almost anyone with signs of aging skin or who has significant facial scarring they want to improve.

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Is Fractional Laser Resurfacing Safe?

Fractional laser resurfacing is safer than traditional laser resurfacing treatments. No sedation is required, only topical anesthetic. Because this skin rejuvenating treatment allows the doctor so much control and customization, our patients are treated faster and more precisely. Fractional laser resurfacing leaves the skin and tissue around each perforation intact, which speeds healing and a smoother, younger, fresher complexion.

Fractional laser resurfacing is not as deep as older, more traditional laser skin procedures which frequently led to painful damage and bruising. Because fractional laser resurfacing creates a shallower, wider pattern on your skin, the healing is rapid. Fractional laser resurfacing is minimally invasive and extremely safe and delivers excellent results.

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Fractional Laser Resurfacing FAQ's

What does the fractional laser do to my skin?

The laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic injuries in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure. Fractional laser resurfacing is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to smooth fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.

How is fractional laser resurfacing from other laser treatments?

Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, Fractional laser resurfacing leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic injuries. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes damage.

What is the recovery after fractional laser resurfacing?

After the procedure, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. The redness will linger for a few days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as fresh, supple, younger looking skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about seven to ten days. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. During the recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and promote healing. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days.

How long does the fractional laser resurfacing procedure take?

In most cases, fractional laser resurfacing can be performed on an entire face within 20 to 30 minutes. Smaller areas will take less time.

How many treatments will I need with fractional laser resurfacing?

Excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, if you have severe wrinkling or deep acne scars, you may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart. We will advise you on the results you can reasonably expect, and whether you may require several treatments to achieve the level of skin rejuvenation you envision.

How do I maintain my results?

Basic skincare, thorough cleansing and sun protection are key to ensuring your results last. Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible. This is particularly important in the weeks following treatment.

Is fractional laser resurfacing FDA approved?

The fractional laser skin resurfacing system used by Dr. Leeman is FDA approved to treat a range of skin concerns.

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We are open for you! Nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. With that in mind and in keeping with local and federal guidelines, we have resumed elective surgeries. We are taking all precautions and increased rigorous sanitation protocols to ensure we provide the safest environment possible for all patients and staff! We are filling up our summer surgery schedule fast, please call us or contact us today.

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