Patients looking for a comprehensive, yet minimally invasive treatment that reduces the appearance of aging skin need look no further than Pixel®. Philadelphia-area women and men can receive the benefits of this FDA-approved laser treatment that can correct wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and more. This well-rounded anti-aging and rejuvenating laser treatment is administered by our trained and licensed in-house aesthetician.
Pixel® can target and treat carefully selected zones in the skin, while leaving surrounding tissues intact. The laser rejuvenates skin by stimulating the production of new collagen (one of the building blocks of healthy skin that our body produces less of as we age) and uncovering the fresher, healthier layer. Pixel® improves skin issues that are either the direct result of aging or damage that has occurred over time through prolonged exposure to adverse environmental conditions and lack of care. Treatments can reduce:
Unlike traditional ablative lasers that are typically only used on the face, the Pixel® fractional laser can be used to improve skin on the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms.
Individuals with lighter skin who do not experience a lot of sun exposure after the procedure tend to experience the best results. While those with darker skin may benefit from laser skin resurfacing, Pixel® is not suitable for individuals with Fitzpatrick skin type VI, which includes the skin tones of many people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent. For more information on how suitable Pixel® may be for you, please contact our aesthetician.
Pixel® is among the latest technology in fractional ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments. The device is a hand-held piece that works based on the principle of micro thermal treatment (small bursts of heat) for the skin.
Resurfacing treatments reveal rejuvenated, healthy, and relatively damage-free layers of new skin. And unlike traditional ablative lasers that remove the entire top layer of skin in the treated area, the fractional method removes only the most necessary and specific zones of the skin. This reduces the temporary damage to the top layers of the skin that need to be taken off, and allows the skin as a whole to heal much faster with little downtime, as the still-healthy untreated skin tissue surrounding the treated areas can fill them in with new cells.
This in turn accelerates collagen production, tightens the skin, and improves overall skin texture.
The Pixel® hand piece emits a brief, carefully directed burst of laser energy onto each small area of skin being treated. This emitted energy heats up the water within the upper surface layers of the skin, causing both the water and the skin tissue on top of it to turn to vapor. This results in the "resurfacing" of the skin, where the dead and damaged skin cells of the outermost layer are "ablated" or removed (in this case, through vaporization) in a precise and controlled manner to the right depth.
Typically, a patient requires three to six sessions, each spaced between three weeks. Pixel® may be combined with other light or wave treatments to achieve the best results.
Microneedling uses tiny needles to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate the skin, while chemical peels are another option for skin resurfacing. The more intense treatment removes the outermost later of skin, with varying strengths available for customization to the patient.