Fractional Skin Rejuvenation – Pixel (2940nm Er:YAG Laser)
The pixel is a true laser. It causes a very effective rejuvenation of the skin by burning tiny holes into the epidermal and dermal layers called an ablative thermal channel . By splitting the light of the laser into a grid pattern of tiny pin points only 15 – 20% of the skin is affected and the resulting micro injuries stimulate new tissue and collagen growth whilst being supported by the unaffected surrounding tissue. As the new growth remodels the skin it is tightened and texture and tone are greatly improved. The Pixel is effective for treating wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring and minor discoloration. There is some recovery time for a Pixel treatment. For the first few days you will see a grid work pattern of micro burns on the skin. We say that it looks as if you had been hit with a screen door and may feel like a moderate sunburn. This will give way to some flaking of the surface layer as the new growth is generated beneath. Some people look normal again within a week, more typically it will take up to two weeks. Treatment takes about 45 minutes for the facial area alone and is relatively pain free.