Focused Light for Skin Regeneration: Our Fractional Laser

Laser treatment for facial rejuvenation at Rosenpark Clinic: Fractionated lasers cause by means of micro-injury points skin regeneration and collagen formation for skin rejuvenation and scar treatment and to combat creases and abnormal pigmentation.

Up until old age, our skin is able to regenerate itself. Only sometimes, it is missing the right stimulus.

This can be provided by fractional lasers: With individual rays of collimated light, they penetrate the uppermost layers of the skin and create micro-injury points at a depth within the skin. The surrounding, undamaged tissue is stimulated to produce new cells and thus fresh collagen. At the same time, the destroyed cells are carried away. The effect: The skin regenerates from within and appears younger and fresher.

What fractional lasers are there and how do they work?

Laser therapy at Rosenpark Clinic: During treatment for skin rejuvenation the dermatologist passes several time over the skin with the hand-piece.
During laser treatment a hand-piece is passed over the skin.

The effects of fractional lasers can be divided into three groups:

Superficial

  • Solta Fraxel re:fine® is used for superficial, gentle skin rejuvenation. It improves the skin structure in the face, neck, décolleté, upper arms and hands and combats creases, acne scars und pigmented spots, particularly age spots.

More deeply penetrating, without damaging the upper layer of skin

  • The Solta Fraxel re:store DUAL® combines two fractional lasers of different light wavelengths.
    • The thulium laser is used to treat pigment disorders, efine pores, treat skin changes and smoothe small creases.
    • The erbium glass laser achieves significantly more intensive skin rejuvenation than the Fraxel re:fine® and is used for the treatment of deeper wrinkles and scars.
  • The Palomar Star Lux 1440 /1540™ erbium glass laser is likewise used for more intensive skin rejuvenation, especially for the treatment of extensive scars (after burn injuries) and surgical and injury scars.

Intensive and ablating

  • The Palomar Star Lux 2940™ is an erbium YAG laser for scar treatment (particularly acne scars) and more intensive facial rejuvenation.
  • The Solta Fraxel re:pair® is a CO2 laser for the deepest and most intensive skin rejuvenation and for the treatment of deep wrinkles and scars.

How is it administered?

The rays of the fractional laser are emitted in a grid-like pattern via a hand piece. The dermatologist thus passes over the skin several times in different directions in order to achieve the most even treatment pattern as possible.

Is some sort of anesthesia required?

The treatment is generally performed under local anesthesia using an anesthetic cream, sometimes in combination with pain-relieving drops.
For more information about your options for a comfortable, pain-free treatment see the anesthesia section.

When can I resume normal daily activities?

Following treatment with the Solta Fraxel re:fine®, mild redness/swelling lasts for a maximum of ten hours and can be covered with makeup. Following treatment with the Solta Fraxel re:store® DUAL®, it is best to allow yourself three to four days of downtime while the skin is reddened and visibly peeling. Following treatment with the Palomar Star Lux 1440/1540™, the redness lasts for just one to two days, and there is significantly less peeling than with the Fraxel re:store®. After the more intensive treatment with the Palomar Star Lux 2940™ and the Solta Fraxel re:pair®, the skin bleeds and weeps – this is an intended reaction. You should allow yourself about one week for healing.

Does the treatment need to be repeated?

For the best result with the Solta Fraxel re:fine® and the Palomar Star Lux 1440/1540™, we recommend a cycle of four to six treatments at four-week intervals.
Even after the first application of the Solta Fraxel re:store DUAL®, sucessful results are visible. We recommend two to four treatments at four-week intervals. Treatment with the Palomar Star Lux 2940™ and the Solta Fraxel re:pair® generally does not need to be repeated.

Are you interested in a no-obligation personal consultation for facial rejuvenation at Rosenpark Clinic? We would be happy to schedule an appointment  for you.

Our facial rejuvenation experts

Dr. Gerhard Sattler
Dr. Sonja Sattler
Dr. Birgit Buxmeyer
Dr. Cecilia Duma
Dr. Helen Haas
Dr. Stefan Kalthoff
Dr. Daniel Müller
Dr. Oliver Weirich

Expert tip:

Dr. C. Cecilia Duma: "For all treatments with the fractional laser, it is imperative to avoid the sun – including four weeks in advance and eight weeks afterwards."

What else you can do

  • The effect of the laser treatment can be supported by regular skin care plus correct suncreen. Our cosmetics department department will be happy to advise you.