Pixel Fractional Skin Rejuvenation
Take Years Off Your Face!
Many patients choose Pixel Perfect because it:
Clears sun-damaged skin
Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
Shrinks the appearance of pores
Smooths away acne scars and pits
Blends uneven pigmentation – Melasma from Pregnancy or Oral contraceptives
Helps improve Stretch marks
Pixel™ Skin Resurfacing is Safe and Comfortable
Pixel Perfect™, the fractional rejuvenation procedure performed exclusively by Pixel® laser technology from Alma Lasers®, lifts away years from your face and stimulates new collagen to grow. This innovative laser treatment helps counteract years of skin damage, whether it’s from exuberant sunbathing or the untreated ravages of teen acne leaving you with unsightly pitting and scarring. This dramatic procedure improves your skin’s texture and tone to reduce the size of pores, fights fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation problems like melasma, and can help reduce the unsightly appearance of stretch marks. The traditional erbium pixel is for more aggressive treatment of acne scars and deeper wrinkles and skin changes.
Pixel Perfect™ works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations, but the skin around each of these perforations remains intact. This allows your skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly, which significantly improves your complexion. It provides noticeable results, often in as little as a single treatment.
In more detail, the Pixel® laser light passes through patented optics to penetrate the skin with tiny thermal channels, only as deep as a few sheets of paper. In each channel it creates a micro-injury, without disturbing the surrounding tissue. These micro-injury sites (about 15-20 percent of the treatment area) start the process of healing. As collagen remodels, skin tightens and scars improve. The intact, undamaged skin around the treatment site is what promotes quicker healing for a fast recovery – treat on Friday, back to work on Monday!
Fractional Skin ResurfacingIf you’ve considered laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion or deep chemical peels, but hesitated because of the extended recovery time or anesthesia required, The Pixel Fractional Skin Resurfacing may be the right solution for you. It provides similar dramatic results through a superior technology with fewer risks and a much faster healing time.
Pixel treatment lifts away years from your face and stimulates new collagen to grow providing dramatic results by improving your skin’s texture and tone to fight fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars.
Fractional Skin ResurfacingPixel treatments are safe and effective, without injections or surgery. You can expect your skin to be flushed and red after the treatment – and have some discomfort similar to a heavy sunburn. We will manage this by using topical analgesic cream applied after the procedure coupled with the use of over-the-counter pain medicine to make you more comfortable. These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process and improve quickly, frequently lasting less than 2 hours.
The Pixel® fractional laser technology represents an evolved solution for skin rejuvenation compared to earlier laser skin resurfacing treatments that involved more traumatic side effects with lengthy down time!
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good Pixel Perfect candidate?
Anyone whose skin shows signs of aging is a candidate for Pixel Perfect. The most dramatic results are seen on people who have tried non-invasive therapies and are looking for something more aggressive. The best candidates have moderate sun damage, are in good health, have good health habits and typically take good care of their skin.
Does Pixel Perfect work on all skin types?
Yes, Pixel Perfect can be performed on all skin types; however, it is vital to consult with Dr. Rohde as some skin conditions can interfere with proper treatment.
How Long Will the Laser Treatment Take?
Pixel skin resurfacing treatments usually take less than 30 minutes, but could be longer if your condition is more advanced. Your exact treatment regimen will depend on your individual consultation and the area(s) you wish to have treated.
Is it safe?
Pixel Perfect treatments are safe and effective, without injections or surgery. You can expect your skin to be flushed and red after the treatment, but this is completely normal and short-lived. As long as you carefully follow your post-treatment instructions, this will be the limit of the difficulties you might experience.
Will it hurt?
How much discomfort you sense from the procedure varies from person to person. We apply topical anesthetic cream to the skin prior to the procedure and most clients sense minimal treatment discomfort. In general, immediately after the procedure most clients feel discomfort similar to a sunburn. Topical anesthetic and moisturizer applied to the treatment area immediately afterward and utilization of over-the-counter pain medicine to make you more comfortable is generally all that is required. The sunburn sensation is likely to continue for 1-3 hours after the treatment. These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process and are actually beneficial to a good treatment outcome!
Will I need a touch-up later?
While Pixel Perfect reverses the appearance of aging, we can’t stop the aging process. Depending on your starting point and your lifestyle following treatment, your new look can last many months or longer. We recommend that you practice meticulous skin care to maintain results. This includes avoiding excessive sun and UV exposure and using our Renew 4 Step Skin Renewal System to maintain your investment. Further, daily use of our Renew reflect 35+ Moisturizing Sunscreen whenever you are in the sun will help new damage from occuring. Conscientious skin care extends the effects of your skin renewal and collagen remodeling, maximizing the benefits of your fractional treatment and will ultimately increase the length of time between maintenance sessions.
For most patients, a touch-up treatment after 6–12 months (often using a different light-based skin rejuvenation technology) helps maintain a healthy glow.
How much does Pixel Laser Resurfacing cost?
Pixel Perfect™ costs vary, depending on your treatment area and skin condition.