• Fractional treatments are not painful: A topical numbing cream can be applied to the skin’s surface for approximately one hour prior to the treatment.  As a result, the treatments are very tolerable.  A sunburn-like sensation is felt for a few minutes after the treatment, which is improved by the application of ice packs to the area.
  • Fractional treatments are intended to be performed in a series: You will begin to see significant improvement of acne scars after 2-3 laser treatments.  Most patients require 4 laser treatments for optimal improvement.
  • Not just for acne scars: During the course of your treatments, you will see improvement in the appearance of dark spots from old acne and improvement in the general texture of your skin.  Laser treatments stimulate skin cell renewal, which leads to healthier skin and all-around skin rejuvenation, in addition to treatment of acne scars.
  • Treatments have very little downtime: Most patients have only 1 to 2 days of downtime after each treatment.  Unlike other laser treatments, you may apply makeup and sunscreen immediately after treatment.  Since the surface of your skin was not compromised, you may run errands and go to work immediately following the procedure however, you should avoid direct sunlight to prevent burning or discoloration.