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Fractional Skin Resurfacing – What the heck is that?

Fractional Skin Resurfacing – What the heck is that?

You may have heard the term FSR being thrown around here and there, and if you have but have no idea what it is, relax, we’re here to explain. Endymed 3DEEP FSR, (Fractional Skin Resurfacing), is used worldwide for the treatment of sun-damaged, wrinkled, and acne scarred skin.

Based on a unique radiofrequency technology, 3DEEP FSR represents the latest generation in resurfacing technologies. This treatment uses depth controlled epidermal fractional ablation with simultaneous delivery of heat deep into the skin. In layman’s terms, it abrades and heats the skin, causing a healing response that promotes the production of collagen and elastin, rejuvenating, improving and tightening the treated area.

If this sounds similar to Fraxel, then you’re right. It is a similar treatment, however, with Fraxel we never promise skin tightening – we promise resurfacing for wrinkles, sun damage, texture, age spots and collagen production – but for that oh so popular tightening we all crave, FSR is the answer.

Dr Gina says, “Despite Fraxel being the first laser resurfacing treatment I was trained in, FSR is my favourite skin treatment to perform. Its unique technology combines resurfacing and tightening using fractional sublative radio frequency. I love it!”

We all love it Dr Gina!

What happens in a treatment session?
A numbing cream is applied for an hour to take effect. Next, the skin is cleansed and the FSR treatment will start. The micro fractional ablation of the FSR connecting with your skin will give a result of resurfacing, smoothing and skin tightening.

What skin conditions does FSR treat?
This revolutionary process is used in the treatment of sun damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, skin resurfacing and decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars. It is fantastic for lifting and tightening areas and works particularly well on the neck and chest.

When will I see results?
Results can be seen as quickly as one week following a SINGLE treatment. Additional skin improvement is noticed over time – with continuous improvement up to 3 months after treatment. For more damaged skin or acne scars, 1-2 additional treatments will be needed to enhance the outcome.

How long does treatment take?
Each treatment should take between 30-45 mins.

What is the downtime?
After the treatment, you may notice small, microscopic crusts on the treated area. These crusts are easily covered by makeup and will resolve naturally 5-7 days after the treatment.

How many treatments will I need?
The normal recommendation is up to 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. You should start to see improvement in your skin following the second treatment and additional improvement will gradually appear as the treatment course progresses.

As new, healthier collagen is formed, you will notice an immediate improvement in your skin’s texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The gradual improvement in your skin will continue even after completion of the treatment series.

Take advantage of our fantastic Easter Break special of an LED treatment post-FSR for only $40. That is a significant saving and will speed up recovery.

Call us today to book in for a no-obligation consultation.

Until next time remember, love the skin you are in.
(and just think, refreshed beautiful skin is only a few treatments away! Call us today to book an appointment.)

Ocean Cosmetics

Dr. Gina Messiha (Cosmetic Physician) MB BS FRACGP |Director & Founder Of Ocean Cosmetics (ACAM, MBBS, RACGP)