ALBANY, N.Y., November 14, 2006—Capital Region patients seeking facial skin rejuvenation without prolonged redness of the skin will benefit from the Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and Laser Skin Care’s new Fractional Laser. According to Arthur Falk, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, chief of the section of craniofacial surgery, division of otolaryngology at Albany Med and director of the Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, fractional laser skin resurfacing is the only method which offers both aggressive rejuvenation and faster healing.
“Fractional laser technology offers the best benefits to the skin while eliminating the unsightly rawness, redness and risk of infection that comes with traditional laser use,” said Falk. “We are pleased to offer this latest technology as we strive to keep up with today’s active lifestyles—when men and women want fast results without losing time at work or on their social calendars for healing.”
While traditional laser resurfacing techniques treat the entire skin surface by removing or damaging the entire epidermal (top) layer of skin, fractional lasers cause less damage because they treat only a small “fraction” of the skin. An invisible laser beam is delivered through the outer layer of the skin to a very precise and controlled depth, wounding the underlying collagen. Because only a fraction of the skin is affected, untouched cells move quickly to the treated area, thereby quickening the healing process.
The technology is appropriate for the treatment of facial wrinkles, sun spots and age spots, and may also be effective in the treatment of acne scarring and melasma—a skin discoloration caused by sun damage.
The Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and Laser Skin Care is a subdivision of University Ear, Nose, and Throat of Northeastern New York, LLP, an affiliate of the Albany Medical Center.
For more information, please call (518) 262-2731.
Albany Medical Center is northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center. It consists of Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital and the Albany Medical Center Foundation, Inc. Additional information about Albany Medical Center can be found at www.amc.edu.
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