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Fractional Laser Before and Progressing

Co2 or Fractional Laser Resurfacing is a 45 minute procedure with minimal discomfort and 3 to 4 days of downtime.  Improvements are dramatic and are continuous for 4 to 6 months as the collagen rebuilds.

Mark Renier had a Fractional Treatment at our med spa to address hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and bags under the eyes.  The following photos show his progression through his procedure.    Although the lighting varies between photos, they have not been retouched for effect.

If you would like to see how the patient was feeling during the treatment and the days of recovery, please click on our blog to see Mark's comments.

Please notice the area under his eyes and lines and discoloration on the cheeks.

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This photo is BEFORE Fractional Treatments. 

 

Notice the deep lines on the cheek, the lines over the eye brow, the discolorations on the cheek and near the jawline.  The surface of the skin also is dull in some areas and healthier looking in other areas.

 

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This photo is AFTER at the 2 Weeks point.

Notice the big improvements where the sun damage was the worse.  The deep lines under the eyes are gone.  The lines behind the crows feet area are gone.  The scarring above the crows feet area is greatly diminished.  The bags and deep lines under the eye is greatly reduced.  The hyperpigmentation on the cheek bone is gone.  The acne scarring along the jawline is barely noticeable.

This great improvement will continue for the next four months.  There will be specific improvement in the finer lines as the collagen builds.

 

 The following photos show the reaction of the skin to the treatment as it progresses through the first week. 

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This is 24 hours after the procedure. 

The under eyes were treated with three passes and the nasal labial folds and cheeks were treated twice.  Those areas needed the most aggressive work.  Notice the redness, heightened pigmentation and light pinpoint bleeding.  This is day one.  There is no pain only the feel of a sunburn.  Post treatment moisturizers are applied 3-4 times a day.

 

 

 

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This is Day Two.  Notice the improvements under the eyes.  The skin is also beginning to tighten on the cheeks.

There is still redness.  The sunburn feeling is subsiding.  The post care kit moisturizers are still being applied 3 to 4 times per day. 

The patient is still in the house, not going outside.

 

 

Below is Day three.  You see the great progress in the reduction of lines and wrinkles.  Web Copy of Mar 7 2010B.jpg

Under the eyes continues to show remarkable improvment.  The forehead is smooth, the nasal labial folds are filling in. 

The fine lines and hyperpigmentation are disappearing.  The crepey bags under the eyes have diminished significantly.  There is still slight swelling and redness.  The area under the eyes is healing well.   There is also the beginning of light flakey peeling...so the patient could not shave.

 This is the last of the downtime and the patient applied sunblock on top of the moisturizers and was able to leave the house.

 

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This is Day 5.  Cheeks and around the mouth areas are smooth.  Large pores, especially on the nose, are reduced.  Discolorations are gone. Redness is 85% gone.  Bags under the eyes are greatly reduced.  Peeling has stopped completely.

If you would like to know how it felt and what Mark experienced during the treatment and in the immediate days following the treatment, go to our BLOG on the front page by clicking BLOG.

These are dramatic results in only a few days.  The improvements will continue for the first 4 to 6 months as collagen rebuilding tightens the skin.

This is why WebMD calls Fractional CO2 Treatments "The Anti-aging breakthrough of the Decade."