Mini vs. Full Fractional

After an amazing summer and probably too much sun, fun, food and drink, we are all in need of a refresher. When I got home from my summer vacation, I knew my skin was thirsty, dried and not its usual self. I had events and work that week and couldn’t have downtime, but knew I was in desperate need of something. The mini-fractional laser treatment was the ideal choice.

The mini-fractional is a lighter version of the intense fractional laser treatment. It’s easy to fit into any schedule and an absolute must for post-summer skin. The mini-fractionals leave you red for about 2 hours, then the skin slowly exfoliates off over the next 2 to 3 days. The nice part about it is that only you will know; the peeling is microscopic and essentially invisible to anyone else. The next week your skin will be back to fresh and glowing, as if nothing at all happened this summer. It’s the best way to come back from vacation and really look rested!

For those who may have a little more than just summer damage and are in need of a deeper peel, the full fractional lasers are also available to undo skin damage and renew that tired epidermis. The full fractional laser treatments have FDA clearance for the treatment of pigmentation, and even actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous sun damage), so they are effective even for the most sun-damaged skin. Redness usually lasts for 1 to 2 days after treatment, followed by peeling for 4 to 7 days. One treatment only and you are on your way to healthier skin.

We have several different options available for both mini and full fractional lasers. A dermatologist at our Miami or New York offices can help you determine which is best for your needs.

Hope you all had a great summer. It definitely went by too quickly!

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