Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers

| Feb 28, 2018

Laser technology continues to be researched, honed, and improved. Advances in the complex biophysics of laser-tissue interaction has led to the development of Medical Devices allowing for each and every element of Laser Technology to be precisely controlled. The specificity now possible to achieve with Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers has enlarged their scope of use in a clinical Aesthetic setting.

What can Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers Treat?

Non-ablative Fractional Laser can be effectively utilized for Skin Rejuvenation as well as to treat a range of skin conditions.

Skin Rejuvenation: Tighten skin to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, address pore size, smooth and improve skin texture, reduce photo-aging and sun damage while creating an even skin-tone.

Scarring: Curb formation of fresh/new scars. Diminish and eliminate old hypertropic scars.

Stretchmarks: Decrease visible Stretchmarks.

Acne: Treat active acne, pigmentation resulting from acne, and post-acne scarring.

Hyper-pigmentation: Remove benign pigmented lesions and non-specific hyper-pigmentation, treat melasma, poikiloderma, and dyschromia.

Vascular lesions: Lessen and eliminate vascular lesions including haemangiomas.

Vein Removal: Treat painful or unsightly veins including varicose.

Tattoo Removal & Permanent Hair Removal

How Fractional-Ablative Lasers Work

Fractional-Ablative Lasers effectively treat the above through harnessing the unique capabilities of individual elements of Laser Technology including:

  • Light Spectrum
  • Wavelength
  • Pulse Duration / Delay / Repetition Rate
  • Frequency
  • Strength/ Influence
  • Spot size / Target Area

Non-Ablative Fractional LasersWhile the physics’ explanation of each element involved can quickly become extraordinarily complex and long-winded, here is SAI’s simple guide to understanding the basics.

Laser light targets specific Chromophores within the dermal or epidermal layer. A Chromophore is an exogenous (i.e. comes from the outside) element within the skin tissues such as water, protein, melanin, among many others. When Chromophores are matched with – specific wavelengths able to penetrate through them – they can be singularly targeted.

Targeted Chromophores absorb the Laser’s Photons (i.e. light power). This heat precipitates thermal, mechanical, and chemical changes on a cellular level. The sophisticated control afforded by modern science, allows for the series of chain reactions and changes to be precipitated only within the precisely targeted skin area. This controlled process eliminates unnecessary damage and avoids interference with other skin structures while simultaneously provoking healing, re-growth, and alterations where needed. By increasing collagen and fibroblasts they in turn: tone, tighten, and smooth skin affected by visible aging, sun damage, or injury.

By these actions Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers can treat and address unwanted skin conditions and also perform a commendable job at dermal resurfacing.

What makes Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers so Popular?

The versatility, effectiveness, and positive results possible using Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers are responsible for their ever-increasing popularity. Their capability to be finely tuned to individualize treatments, targeting precisely what is most important to an individual is also a key factor in their growing demand.

Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers require no significant downtime after treatment and carry very little risk. The ability to return to normal activities on the same day, means treatment and benefits are available to even those with demanding schedules.

Excellent Results Require Expert Care

A sophisticated understanding of the interplay between Laser light and Skin Tissue is necessary for effective Laser Treatment.

For best results choose established, experienced, reputable Aesthetic doctors. Non-Ablative Laser treatment is a great choice for individuals seeking results but wishing to forego more invasive procedures. It can be paired with other complementary Aesthetic treatments to maximize results.


Meet your Sandton Laser experts at SAI and discover the possibilities of Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers.

Schedule a consultation to learn how Laser Treatment can assist in achieving your Aesthetic goals.

*Not sure what your skin needs to rejuvenate? Let science be your guide by taking advantage of
Visia™ Skin Analysis.

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