The fractional laser treatment is performed on an outpatient basis. The treatment is carried out under local anesthesia. Anesthesia is not necessary. Before the treatment, an anesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated, which acts for up to 60 minutes. After the application time the cream is removed from the skin, the sensitivity to pain of the skin area to be treated is significantly reduced. For safety reasons, the doctor and patient wear protective goggles during the entire treatment with the laser.

The treatment takes between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Patients are treated lying down. The fractional, selective laser treatment can cause a slight burning of the skin. The laser is repeatedly stopped during the treatment, and the treating doctor pays close attention to the reaction to the stimulus emitted by the laser.

If you would like to tell us something during the treatment, this is possible at any time. However, we ask you to keep your protective goggles on during the entire treatment. During the laser treatment, an odour may develop that is reminiscent of burnt hair. This is normal and harmless.

After the treatment the skin may feel like sunburn for a few hours. The redness will subside after one to 5 days, possibly a slight swelling will appear for one to two days. As soon as new skin replaces the dead tissue, scaling occurs, indicating that the healing process is beginning and new skin substances are being formed. Depending on the strength setting of the laser, the regeneration time of the skin and thus also the healing process varies. During this time we recommend treating the treated area with an ointment that supports the healing process and has a calming effect at the same time.

Depending on the strength of the treatment and the individual prerequisites of the patient, the above mentioned reactions are individual. Depending on the intensity of treatment, the downtime is 3 to 7 days.

However, the formation of new collagens and elastic fibres takes several weeks, so that the improvement of the skin appearance achieved can only be assessed after approx. 4-8 weeks. An optimal result, which lasts several years, is achieved with at least three treatments at four to six-week intervals, whereby the individual lifestyle (sun, smoking, etc.) always plays a decisive role.

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