Fractional Skin Resurfacing

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Fractional Skin Resurfacing


Fractional Skin Resurfacing is used to correct discoloration, treat melasma, address deep wrinkles, lighten stretch marks and improve deep acne pit scars.

Fractional Skin Resurfacing is also effective to tighten, smooth and rejuvenate your skin to produce a natural, younger-looking appearance.

Fractional Skin Resurfacing treatments can be applied to all areas on your body, including your face, chest, back, abdomen, buttocks, legs, arms, and hands.

We use only FDA approved technology concerning any of the Fractional skin resurfacing treatments.

Fractional Skin Resurfacing is used for skin rejuvenation and soft tissue coagulation. Cynosure ICON system uses patented fractional photo-thermolysis technology to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin coloration and to tighten the aging skin.

Cynosure ICON Fractional Skin Resurfacing technology delivers an array of micro-beams of light to create narrow, deep columns of tissue coagulation. These columns penetrate below the superficial layer of your skin, the epidermis, into the dermis while sparing the surrounding tissue from damage. The coagulated tissue begins to heal naturally, accelerating the formation of new, healthy tissue and expels debris as the skin is resurfaced.
This coagulation and healing process promotes regeneration of the skin, evening out the texture and tone of the skin, and correcting aberrant pigmentation such as discoloration due to melasma.

The advantage of Fractional Skin Resurfacing is that the array of narrow beams stimulates rapid natural healing in the surrounding deep tissue, making this effective for deep corrections and promoting long term dermal remodeling.  The integrity of the outer layer of skin, the stratum corneum, is maintained throughout the treatment so that the tissue is protected against infection as it heals.

By promoting dermal remodeling, this procedure accelerates the production of collagen and elastin and encourages the formation of new, tighter skin tissue.

The Cynosure ICON 1540 Fractional Skin Resurfacing can be used in conjunction with IPL Photofacials to produce the best results. The combination of these two treatments can help to effectively correct pigmentation, wrinkles, and loose skin to produce softer, smoother, tighter and more youthful-looking skin.

Depending on your skin type and your concern, a customized treatment plan can be recommended along with any other of our services which would be beneficial for you.


Which Skin Re-Surfacing Method to Choose?

CO2 laser resurfacing is an aggressive and painful procedure that requires anesthetics and significant downtime. CO2 lasers use more heat to promote skin resurfacing, so following the treatment, there is significant redness, often accompanied by bleeding and oozing, providing similar results as Fractional Skin Resurfacing.

Due to the aggressive nature of this treatment, there is also a significant risk of permanent hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation. Ablative essentially refers to the removal of the top layer of skin, whereas non-ablative is not nearly as invasive and far more gentle on the skin.

Reliant’s Fraxel technology requires a topical anesthetic for pain management, and the procedure requires a blue tint applied to the treatment area to optimize treatment.

Cynosure Fractional Skin Resurfacing technology requires no anesthetic because it is not painful, no dyes will be applied to your skin, and there is virtually no downtime involved.

By carefully controlling the level and intensity of the treatment, Fractional Skin Resurfacing technology presents a minimal risk of hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation, and can even be used for all skin types.

Comparison of Skin Resurfacing Techniques:




CO2 Laser

Ablative vs. Non-ablative









No anesthetic used, minimal pain

Requires Anaesthetic

Requires Anaesthetic

Guiding Dye

No dye used

Blue Optiglide dye applied to the skin

No dye used

Side Effects

Some redness, bruising or swelling.

Redness, bruising and swelling.

Redness, bruising, swelling, often bleeding and oozing


Minimal risk of permanent hyper- or hypopigmentation

Moderate risk of hypo- or hyperpigmentation

Significant Risk of Permanent Hypo- or Hyperpigmentation


As effective as Fraxel but with less pain and downtime.

Highly effective, with positive client feedback.

Industry Gold Standard


Pre and Post-treatment photographs








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