Posted Monday, October 27, 2008 --- 7:30 p.m.
Laser treatments have been used to repair skin damage for the past few years. But Dr. Kevin Robertson is using an advanced system called "Profractional" with long lasting effects at his Middleton practice.
"We can use these lasers to treat skin to remove either color irregularities, so if people have a lot of brown spots.... sun/aging spots and also fine lines and wrinkles.... so it helps tighten the skin and improve overall quality. "
"Profractional" is different than "Microdermabrasion" or laser treatments because takes the process to restore your skin much further than systems in the past.
"But when you really want to talk about getting down and dirty for getting some real change to the skin, we need depth. "
Here is how it gets depth: they use a special laser to vaporize tissue without leaving any damaged tissue behind. It creates these vertical columns or dots you see on her skin.
"Once that column is established, then the body rapidly starts its repair process and at the same time you are going to get remodeling of collagen and it will play out over a period of months."
The down time can be a few days to a week, depending on how much time you have.
They can bump up the intensity to lower the number of treatments you need.
Dr. Robertson says it can take one to two treatments in some cases and last for years.
The cost is around $750.
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