One of the more advanced skin treatments changing the landscape on the microscopic level is fractional resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing is a type of laser resurfacing technology that rejuvenates the skin using a concept called fractional photothermolysis. The cutting-edge technology combines the resurfacing benefits of intense laser energy with the recovery of a light-energy laser.
Laser resurfacing of the skin has generally been divided between ablative and non-ablative techniques. The trade-off between the two would be that ablative techniques have more dramatic results but have a longer recovery period, whereas non-ablative techniques are gentler but achieve more modest results.
The fractional resurfacing laser is able to utilize the best of both techniques by targeting the parts of the skin that need to be treated and leaving other parts unharmed. Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Joshua Korman to learn more about the laser resurfacing process.