7 to 10 days
Return to work
Duration of results
2 to 3
iPixel Erbium fractional laser skin reesurfacing and rejuvenation is the latest approach to lift years away from your face and stimulate new collagen to grow.
Treatment for skin problems such as wrinkles, weathering, pigmentation irregularities, acne scarring and lax skin were limited to traditional resurfacing procedures such as deep peels, dermabrasion and CO2 lasers.
More recently the fractionall iPixel Erbium has become very popular as an alternative because it can achieve similar results to CO2 lasers with fewer side effects and limited or no downtime.
This FDA-approved treatment represents the best of both worlds for skin resurfacing: it combines the proven effectiveness of an ablative approach (aggressive lasers that remove the outer layer of skin) with the comfort and convenience of a non-ablative approach (lasers that keep the outer layer of the skin untouched).
Fraxional resurfacing can be used on all areas of the body.
It is a safe, non-invasive way to restore the healthy, unblemished and glowing skin of your youth with minimal inconvenience.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
There was a time when it was common procedure to use an ablative laser to restore a youthful appearance to wrinkled, prematurely aged, acne or scarred and sun damaged skin. The results were excellent, but it was a painful procedure with extended time from work, leaving you housebound and unable to return to normal life for long periods of time. Fortunately, things have now changed dramatically with the recent introduction of fractional ablative lasers, such as the iPixel Erbium .
What is the iPixel Erbium laser?
The iPixel Erbium laser is a FDA approved procedure and the latest approach to improving your skin concerns using fractional resurfacing. This safe treatment represents the best of both worlds for skin resurfacing: it combines the proven effectiveness of an ablative approach (aggressive lasers that remove the outer layer of skin) with the comfort and convenience of a non-ablative approach (lasers that leave the outer layers of the skin untouched).
How does it work?
iPixel Erbium skin resurfacing is based on the principle of inducing micro-thermal treatment zones:
The iPixel Erbium laser fires a laser beam which is then split into many micro beams, producing tiny dots or pixel–like treatment zones, referred to as micro-thermal treatment zones (MTZ).
These MTZ penetrate deep into the skin (depending on how aggressively the treatment is performed), removing the epidermis and upper dermis but leaving the surrounding tissues untouched and intact.
The treated pixels trigger the body’s natural healing process stimulating the growth of new healthy skin tissue and increased collagen formation. The small bridges of untreated areas act as a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production as well as minimizing the risk of any side- effects.
The result is new, healthy and smoother tissue replacing skin imperfections.
What conditions can be treated?
Any area of the skin can be treated that has surface irregularities including:
What areas can be treated?
The iPixelER laser can be used on all skin types and the treatment can be performed on the face including the upper and lower eyelids, the chest, back arms and hands/feet, legs – in fact any area of the skin that has surface irregularities. This provides for a much wider scope than traditional ablative lasers. Another benefit of a fractional ablative laser is that it can be used to treat thin and sensitive skinned areas such as the neck and décolleté.
What is the treatment like?
A small hand piece is used to touch your skin. You will notice flashes of light in the area to be treated. It feels like a rubber band that gently snaps against your skin. Depending on the size of the treatment area, each session can take a few minutes to half an hour or longer.
How many treatments are required?
Skin resurfacing with the iPixel Erbium laser is a gradual process. The process runs over several treatment sessions. Depending upon the severity and extent of the condition being treated, a course of 1 to 5 treatments about every 4 weeks is normally recommended. Very occasionally some clients may require more than 5 treatments and/or the occasional ‘top-up’ treatment once the initial course has been completed. For improved results the treatment may also be used in conjunction with other laser treatments and/or PRP.
How quickly will I see a result?
Most people report that the treated skin looks better 10-14 days after the initial treatment. You will notice that the results will gradually improve over time and with repeated treatments, with the full effect occurring 3 months, and sometimes even up to 12 months following the last treatment. Your treatment may be combined with other treatments such as red LED lights or PRP (platelet rich plasma). This will improve your results as well as speed up your recovery time.
Who is not suitable for treatment?
Clients who are pregnant should not have this treatment because of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.
You are under no obligation to book the treatment with us after your consultation, however, should you do wish to book a treatment this can be done for you after your consultation or at a later date via phone or e-mail.
At Skinlogic we can assure you that we value your health and wellbeing. You will only be seen and treated by qualified and experienced professionals.
During the Treatment
Before your treatment you will be provided with a detailed consent form. You will be asked to read and sign this prior to your having your treatment.
You will have plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you may still have regarding the treatment.
Your practitioner will cleanse the area to be treated. If necessary, topical anesthetic will be applied. At Skinlogic, we encourage our patients to omit the topical anestetic since it causes vasoconstriction and thus impair an optimal healing cascade. However, your well-being and comfort is very important to us, so the option of topical anesthetic is always available. Depending on the treatment intensity, most patients report feeling just mild discomfort and heat, as though a hot rubber band is flicked against the skin.
After the procedure, the skin is calmed with the application of specialized products to provide comfort, enhance your treatment and aid recovery.