Fractional Skin Resurfacing Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does Fractional Skin Resurfacing work?
Radiofrequency energy creates micro wounds in a grid like pattern on the skin. The surrounding skin is left unharmed which enables quick healing times. Fractional skin resurfacing treats about 15 - 20% of the skin and as the skin heals and renews itself an improvement in firmness, skin tone and texture will be noticed.

Q. What does it treat?
Fractional Skin Resurfacing treats: sun damage, premature ageing (lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture), open or enlarged pores, acne and other scars, uneven pigmentation, overall dull or sallow skin.

Q. Who is a suitable candidate?
Anyone with the above skin concerns, who is in good health and has tried traditional skin treatments but desires more dramatic results. Anyone who would like great results but doesn’t want a long period of downtime or a surgical procedure.

Q. Will it hurt?
We use a topical numbing cream which removes most of the feeling associated with the treatment. The sensation felt during treatment will vary between individuals though mostly they have just a little discomfort. 

Q. How long does a session take?
Fractional Skin Resurfacing on the full face takes about 30 minutes, plus extra time to apply the numbing cream.

Q. How much does it cost?
Prices are based on your individual needs and therefore will be given at the time of your free consultation.

Q. When do you start seeing results?
As the treatment is working mostly on the collagen in the skin it can take anywhere from 3 – 6 months to see the final result, however some people notice positive changes sooner than this.

Q. Does it work on all skin types?
 To be sure the treatment is right for you simply come in for a free consultation and we can assess your skin. We offer a wide variety of treatments and we can recommend the best one for you after assessing your skin and hearing your skin concerns.