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Fractional Skin Resurfacing


Plastic Surgery & Med Spa located in Park City, UT

As you age, your skin goes through an enormous range of changes, and the effects of sun exposure, environmental toxins, and time begin to show. At Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Park City, Utah, Devan Griner, MD, uses the Icon™ laser system for fractional skin resurfacing, which can improve these visible markers of time. Your body has the innate ability to regenerate damaged tissue, and this innovative treatment takes advantage of that power. If you’re looking for noticeable, yet natural-looking skin improvements, book an appointment online or call the office to set up a consultation.

Fractional Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What is fractional ablative skin resurfacing?

Fractional ablative skin resurfacing is a powerful and effective method for skin rejuvenation. In fact, it’s widely considered the “gold standard” of skin transformation.

Fractional ablative skin resurfacing delivers powerful results for the following conditions:

  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Uneven skin texture

You may have tried other treatments for these conditions but been frustrated by the need for many treatment sessions and underwhelming results. Today’s advanced laser technology can provide the results you’ve been looking for in a single 30-45 minute treatment session.

Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa uses the Icon Aesthetic System for fractional ablative skin resurfacing. Part of the CynosureⓇ family of laser treatments, Icon creates safe laser energy and is backed by numerous trials and case studies.


How does fractional ablative skin resurfacing work?

The Icon laser platform uses a specialized technology to create gentle pulses of concentrated light. That light penetrates the outer layers of your skin, creating thousands of micro-injuries that trigger your body’s natural healing power.

Your body generates new collagen to replace the damaged cells, which creates healthier skin with a more youthful appearance. Best of all, the Icon system allows the team at Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to adjust the level of laser energy, which means they can treat multiple skin concerns during the same session.

Recovery takes around four to six days, during which you may experience swelling, redness, itching, flaking, and dryness. Once your skin heals you can return to normal activities, but you’ll need to remain vigilant about sun protection. Your results will last several years, and good skin care practices can extend the results even longer.


What are the advantages of fractional ablative skin resurfacing?

There are a number of advantages to fractional skin resurfacing compared to other treatment methods.

Fully ablative laser resurfacing is one approach, but that process creates more damage to your skin, which means a longer recovery time, greater risk of scarring, and the chance of developing clear lines between treated and untreated skin.

Chemical peels are another option and can yield great results. Deeper peels, however, can burn your skin, especially if they are left on for too long. There are also many variables that influence how effective these chemicals are, and the results can be unpredictable.

If you’re looking for powerful results without the need for lengthy treatment schedules, call Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa or schedule an appointment online today.