Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Shaheen Mian, M.D. -  - Medical Aesthetics

Serene Laser and Skin Care

Shaheen Mian, M.D.

Medical Aesthetics located in Milton, MA

Fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing may sound like a bit of a mouthful, but it’s actually a highly effective treatment for a range of aesthetic conditions such as scars and the signs of aging. Dr. Shaheen Mian, practicing in Milton, Massachusetts, delivers high-quality skin resurfacing treatments using the state-of-the-art Icon® Aesthetic Laser System. To find out more about improving your appearance using laser technology, call Serene Laser and Skin Care, or book an appointment online.

Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What is fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing?

Fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing is a safe and effective treatment method for skin imperfections and blemishes. Dr. Mian uses Icon laser technology, which sends precisely calibrated pulses of light energy into the skin of the targeted area.

The laser energy Dr. Mian directs onto the blemished or wrinkled skin causes minute amounts of damage that’s invisible to the naked eye. The surrounding untreated skin responds by activating a healing response that regenerates the skin in the treated area.

At the same time, the Icon laser is heating the tissues under the skin, stimulating the production of collagen. Collagen fibers support the skin and facial tissues and stimulating their production improves the tone of your skin.

In combination, these effects can dramatically improve the skin’s appearance, making you feel rejuvenated.

With what conditions can fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing help?

Fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing is suitable for improving the appearance of:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Skin lesions
  • Surgical scars
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks

The Icon system is ideal for improving these types of skin irregularities, and Dr. Mian is able to create customizable facial treatments to focus on each patient’s problem areas.

What is involved in a fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing procedure?

Your fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing session with Dr. Mian is a straightforward process. Once you’re comfortable and have your eye shields in place, Dr. Mian guides the Icon handpiece over your skin, delivering the laser energy as she goes until she’s exposed the entire area to the laser.

The procedure shouldn’t cause you pain, but with the laser at certain settings, you may feel a little discomfort. After the session, you might notice slight swelling, and your skin may redden, but these effects soon wear off.

Does the treatment work immediately?

You won’t see the full effects of your fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing immediately after the treatment session, as the skin needs to heal and collagen production takes effect. You should start to notice a difference in your skin after a couple of weeks, with improvements continuing for up to three months.

Dr. Mian offers a first-class service for her patients, taking the time to find out what they hope to achieve from treatments and helping them achieve their goals. To talk to her about fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing and other Icon laser treatments, call Serene Laser and Skin Care today, or book an appointment online.