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What can Fractional Laser Treatment Correct?

Beautiful brunette outdoorLaser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective way to address several common cosmetic concerns. Most frequently used to correct issues impacting the face and neck, fractional laser treatment can be performed on any part of the body, making it one of the most versatile non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Fractional lasers use thermal energy to penetrate deeply into the skin, creating columns of damage that stimulate collagen production and the body’s natural healing response. Because they target portions of the skin as opposed to the entire surface area, fractional lasers help to reduce recovery time and increase patient comfort – all without compromising results.

Issues Treated With Fractional Skin Resurfacing

Fractional laser treatment can be used to improve the appearance of skin impacted by:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun and age spots
  • Uneven texture and tone
  • Acne and surgical scars
  • Large pores
  • Minor laxity

It may take two or more fractional laser treatments to achieve optimal results, particularly for more pronounced issues. However, once desired outcomes have been obtained, they can last for several years.

Designed to be less invasive than many other laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing requires little downtime. Some redness, swelling, and slight discomfort – similar to a sunburn – may be present for a few days, but these issues should subside quickly with proper care. We will provide specific aftercare instructions to help ensure your recovery is as quick and comfortable as possible. When appropriate, we may suggest professional skincare products to help enhance your experience.

Why Choose Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center

At our Mechanicsburg office, laser skin resurfacing is performed by Dr. Deborah Farrell, a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and one of Central Pennsylvania’s most respected and experienced laser and cosmetic medicine physicians. Attentive, thorough, and thoughtful, Dr. Farrell will take the time to understand your concerns, carefully assess potential treatment areas, and help you decide if laser skin resurfacing can help you reach your goals.

Please call our office at 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation today. We welcome patients from Harrisburg, Carlisle, and all surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

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Linda, 54, Philadelphia

“I feel taller because I can stand straight. This procedure was truly life changing—I feel so much better about myself. Dr. Farrell’s team is incredibly helpful, professional and welcoming. I love my results!”

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