What results can I expect from a fractional thulium laser treatment?

Fractional thulium laser machine is a unique sub-ablative 1927 nm thulium laser that effectively targets facial pigmentation, improves enlarged pores and brightens the skin.


How does Fractional Thulium Laser work?


The 1927nm thulium laser penetrates to a deeper level within the lower part of the epidermis and dermis without causing the upper layer to peel. This precise layer is where most of the skin pigmentation resides. Pigmentations are then broken up into small fragments and absorbed by immune cells, renewing damaged skin and stimulating collagen production. This effectively targets and treats melasma, freckles, sunspots and age spots.


What are some of the areas fractional thulium laser can treat?


Fractional thulium laser is used on the face to treat the following conditions:



2.Sun spots


4.Dull skin

5.Large pores




Who is suitable for fractional thulium laser treatment?


Who wish to achieve brighter, smoother and more radiant skin without the significant downtime of other more aggressive lasers would make good candidates for fractional thulium laser treatment.


Fractional thulium laser is also an effective treatment for fine lines and enlarged pores. However, it is important to undergo a proper consultation and communicate your treatment history and expectations to your doctor beforehand.


What is the process of getting fractional thulium laser treatment like?


Fractional thulium laser treatment does not involve any broken skin, incisions or surgery. A topical aesthetic cream is applied prior to treatment to ensure minimal pain during the procedure. You may feel a slight prickling sensation during the treatment but this is well tolerated by most.


After the thulium laser treatment, patients may experience some warmth and redness similar to a sunburn, which usually subsides in 1 to 4 hours.


Are there any side effects of fractional thulium laser?


Thulium laser treatment is generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced medical professional. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there is a slight risk of potential side effects, including temporary redness, swelling, mild bruising, and temporary pigment changes. These side effects are typically mild and resolve on their own.


Patients might feel like their skin is slightly red and a little sensitive for the next 1-2 days post-treatment. It is recommended to stay at home to avoid sun exposure and outdoor contaminants.


Downtime depends on the laser settings. There are various settings that would control the coverage, depth and effect of the laser, and the setting chosen depends on your skin condition, the results you desire and the downtime acceptable to you.


What results can I expect from a fractional thulium laser treatment?


Results of Fractional Thulium Laser treatment can be seen 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure. Patients can expect brighter and fairer skin, smoother and younger-looking skin, tighter pores, improving in pigmentation, improvement in fine wrinkles and overall improvement in skin texture and tone. Patients may also find that there’s improvement on shallower acne scars.


For best results, multiple treatments will be required, each spaced every 4 to 6 weeks.