FRACTIONAL LASER SKIN RESURFACING
Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most powerful tools available to surgeons to rejuvenate the skin. It can be used to treat sun damage, wrinkles, age spots (dyschromia), melasma, and several other skin conditions. It involves using a laser that is absorbed by water, either a CO2 laser or Erbium YAG laser, to treat the skin with high energy pulses. When the water in the skin absorbs the energy from the laser, it is ablated, or vaporized, and eventually replaced by new skin that is of a better quality. One of the problems with the first generation of laser skin resurfacing treatments was that in order to get this great result, patients had to wait for 3 months while maintaining a meticulous skin care regimen.
The advent of fractional laser resurfacing addressed this problem of excessive healing time, by treating columns of the skin rather than the entire surface. By treating only columns of skin, the distance that the skin had to migrate into the ablated area of skin was greatly reduced, as was the healing time and risk of scarring. However, the result was also compromised compared to the traditional skin resurfacing.
We address this particular issue by using a fractional laser to create columns of deeply treated tissue followed by an ablative laser to treat the entire surface, so that even the “untreated” areas from traditional fractional laser resurfacing get treated. This gives us the advantages of both the traditional and fractional laser resurfacing.
Our fractional laser skin resurfacing patients are some of the most satisfied patients that we have, which makes it a very rewarding procedure to perform. Visually, we see skin with fewer fine wrinkles, more fullness, and with markedly reduced age spots and discoloration. Patients that have had laser resurfacing are some of the most satisfied patients, having younger looking skin and lasting results.
This first model patient had fine lines and wrinkles, large poress, and sun damaged skin. After a single treatment of fractional and ablative erbium resurfacing, she showed a dramatic improvement in her fine wrinkles as well as general skin thickness and tone.
Our next patient had stubborn sun damage and pigmentation that had been treated with topical retinoids, hydroquinone, and Vitamin C. After a round of fractional and ablative erbium resurfacing, she showed a dramatic improvement in her skin quality, thickness, and pigment changes. We have had great success in the treatment of skin conditions using a combination approach of medical and laser therapy.
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Nuance Facial Plastics
309 South Sharon Amity Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211
“I had erbium laser resurfacing done by Dr. Kundaria five days ago and I am amazed by how quickly I am healing. The whole experience has been amazing! Dr. Kundaria has an excellent bedside manner, extremely attentive to my questions and any concerns I might have. He even called several times after the procedure to check on me at home. I feel very confident in any procedure he performs on me and would recommend him to everyone!!!”
“I had such an amazing experience with Dr. Kundaria!! Him and his staff were so incredibly helpful and made me feel so comfortable from the minute I walked in. I told him what my area of concern was and we made a plan based on my condition and concerns with keeping in mind my price point. He really cares and wants the patient to walk out with the best result possible. I can’t wait to see my final result after my series of laser treatments.”
“A wonderful find. Dr. Kundaria has a top notch, professional approach. There is no pressure or excess. Cindy Roberts did my laser hair removal and she, along with Noelle, answered every question and set my mind at ease explaining everything in detail. The office is clean and simply yet professional and comforting. I highly recommend Nuance and their staff. I am actually looking forward to my next treatment and future procedures.”
“I went for a consultation with Dr. Kundaria. After some significant time, he recommended an upper blepharoplasty. I had my procedure done a few weeks ago, and I am so pleased with everything. I look and feel like a million bucks. He called me the night of my procedure. He checked up on me during the long weekend. I didn’t have any pain, and the results are phenomenal. I highly recommend him to anyone. He is just awesome.”
“I recently went to Nuance Facial Plastics where I met Dr Kundaria. I met with him one on one and he took the time with me to answer all my questions and concerns. My initial thought was for me to come back and get my treatments but he took me right away to start the process. Everything he told me that would happen, did. He is very knowledgeable with all the procedures and was very thorough during the procedure. I’m excited for my next visit and I will not go to anyone else. Best doctor I have ever interacted with.”
“I initially visited Dr. Kundaria for a consultation. Dr. Kundaria answered all my questions thoroughly and took the time to explain treatments and procedures. After a thoughtful recommendation, I decided on Dysport and a facial laser treatment that day (my first experience with both treatments). Very happy with the results! I will definitely be returning and highly recommended Nuance Facial Plastics!”