Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Fractional laser resurfacing is an innovative approach to enhancing the skin’s appearance. This treatment minimizes signs of aging such as fine lines, crow’s feet, and various skin discolorations produced over time or as a result of sun exposure. It is a relatively noninvasive procedure compared to many different types of laser skin enhancement; it will allow Dr. Sheilah Lynch to rejuvenate your skin with little to no downtime , with a shorter more comfortable recovery time.


This laser treatment uses a “fractional” approach to resurfacing skin. This means that during each treatment, the laser is used on only a small percentage (or fraction) of the skin targeted for enhancement. The surrounding area is left alone, leading to a much shorter recovery time following the procedure. After passing safely through the surface of the skin, the laser is focused on specific points below the epidermis affected by wrinkles, discolorations, or acne scars. This laser activity encourages the production of new collagen, giving the skin a healthier, more vibrant appearance while filling in fine lines and wrinkles. As the treated area begins to heal, new, healthy skin appears, allowing your skin to look younger and more vibrant.

If you are experiencing the early signs of aging, you can benefit from Fractional Laser Resurfacing. If you see fine lines, wrinkles around the eyes, freckles, and sunspots when you look in the mirror, these problems can be minimized or eliminated with Fractional laser resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing also can be used to improve scars and lessen the visibility of stretch marks.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.

The suitability of Fractional Laser Resurfacing for a given individual can be determined at the time of consultation. Find out more about this popular procedure in Chevy Chase, MD, and the Washington, DC, area by calling Dr. Lynch.

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