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Pixel Laser-Ways to Improve Texture

What is a PixelTM treatment?

A new FDA approved laser device, the Pixel by Alma laser, is designed to improve the quality and texture of the skin while it stimulates collagen regeneration. Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure commonly used to restore a youthful appearance to wrinkled, prematurely aged, or sun damaged skin. While results can be excellent, laser resurfacing can be painful and have extended downtime. In the past people have sometimes been housebound and unable to return to work for months at a time.

What are the benefits?

The PixelTM Fractional Resurfacing FDA approved procedure offer results comparable to laser resurfacing without the discomfort or need for lengthy recuperation. It is the next generation of laser skin resurfacing that helps to improve skin texture, tone and firmness, smoothes wrinkles, and reduces pore size and scars (including acne scars) without the downtime and discomfort associated with other resurfacing lasers.

How does the Pixel work?

Pixel skin resurfacing is based on the principle of microthermal treatment zones. The laser pulses create tiny holes in the skin, removing the epidermis and upper dermis. The treatment then triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin tissue. The Pixel treats small zones of the skin, leaving surrounding tissue untouched and intact. These large unaffected areas act as a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production. The end result: new, healthier, smoother tissue in place of skin imperfections.

What areas can be treated?

Any area of the skin can be treated that has surface irregularities, including: wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks. Common areas treated include the face, neck, chest, thighs, hands and arms.

How many treatments are necessary?

Generally, treatment involves three to six sessions at three to six week intervals. Pixel is often bundled with other light-based therapies to achieve optimum results, such as IPL Photofacials and other skin tightening procedures.

Does the Pixel treatment hurt?

There is little or no discomfort during the treatment. Most commonly, clients feel some slight warmth with the pulse of the laser. Clients experience a sunburn-like sensation afterward (3-4 hours) that is easily neutralized with a cold ice pack and a  gentle moisturizer.

Is there any downtime with the procedure?

Typically, there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment. Make-up can be applied immediately afterward. Some flaking and possibly peeling (depending on the depth of the treatment) can be experienced for one or two days with full recovery in about five to seven days. Your skin will look better within days following the treatment, and results steadily improve over the next few months. For more information on how PixelTM can help you achieve your skin care goals, please call to schedule a consultation.