Pixel skin fractional 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 from the edges of the microscopic hole.
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.
On average, there are about 7-10 days of downtime associated with this treatment. Some redness usually appears immediately following the procedure. This usually subsides within a few hours. It is recommended to apply ice-packs to the treated area immediately and for the rest
of the day.
The treated skin will be fragile for the first 3-4 days. Special care needs to be taken when cleansing the face during this time. Avoid using facial scrubs, washcloths or buff puffs.
The treated skin will look better within days following the treatment and results should steadily improve over the next few months.
It is imperative to use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every day to prevent further damage. Your consulting nurse can give you advice and start you on a suitable skin care regime for your skin type and requirements.