Fractional laser is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments. The benefits of the treatment include smoother skin and a tighter, more youthful appearance. It can restore your youthful glow and increase confidence in your appearance. Taking care of one’s skin and keeping it looking youthful is vital for one’s self-image and confidence.


Fractional laser treatment at our Tampa plastic surgery office involves removing the outer layer of your skin that is damaged. When removed, a new and healthy layer can replace it — the advantages of the fractional laser as compared to other treatments, including reduced pain and recovery time. Additionally, the procedure is just as effective.

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The treatment can address many skin issues due to aging, pollution, and acne. If you have any of the following problems, the procedure is likely appropriate for you.

  • Fine lines or wrinkles
  • Age spots, redness, or uneven skin pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Scars from acne
  • Uneven skin tone or texture

Due to the procedure being gentle, most people are good candidates for treatment. Aging visibly affects the skin and can make you look tired and less youthful. This treatment can improve your skin’s elasticity, making it look firmer and smoother. It can also be safely used on any skin type or color.

Dr. Brown will provide you with helpful information during your consultation. They will also determine if you are the right candidate for the treatment. It is essential to share your desired results with your doctor. This will help them prepare you for the procedure and treatment outcomes.


During your consultation, Dr. Brown will prepare you for any steps you should take before treatment. On the day of the procedure, you will be in and out the same day. Before treatment, we will clean your skin, apply local anesthetic, and you be given protective eyewear. Due to the local anesthetic, the procedure is relatively pain-free. Once the treatment begins, the laser removes damaged skin cells. While we remove skin cells from the top layer of skin, we heat the deeper layers to promote the growth needed to replace the skin.

The recovery time is about two weeks. The post-treatment period is the most important as your skin heals and regenerates during this time. The new skin will grow, and you’ll see noticeable results within weeks. Your skin will appear red and slightly flaky as the outer layer falls off. However, your brand-new layer of the skin follows shortly after. This is when you’ll see your skin’s results.


Fractional laser can be used on the face, neck, chest, and hands. The treatment improves the overall look of your skin, including elasticity, texture, and pigment. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, and erase age spots. Also, it can restore your natural glow. Unlike microdermabrasion or chemical peels, this treatment is highly effective. No harsh chemicals or intense steps are required, resulting in less recovery time.


The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser is an advanced technology that provides the look and feel of youthful skin with very little recovery time. The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser treatment removes years of skin damage by targeting the right area and depth of your skin to correct the damage. The issue with other therapies either they are highly effective with long recovery times, or they are minimally effective with short recovery times. With this Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser, you get the best of both worlds.

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For those who have experienced issues with their skin that at-home treatments can’t correct, the process of finding the right treatment can be stressful. However, this treatment can provide excellent results for several skin issues. The versatility of the treatment is another benefit as it can treat multiple problems at once. If you have any of the following issues, the procedure may be right for you.

  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor texture or uneven skin tone
  • Discoloration
  • Visible signs of aging like sun spots or wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Fines lines or wrinkles

The treatment can provide excellent results for each of the common skin issues mentioned. You’ll see improvements in your skin’s texture, elasticity, and glow. The reduction in pore size and fine lines is unparalleled compared to other treatments. The benefit of this treatment is that you can see results within 2 to 5 days after the procedure. Your skin will continue to improve, and patients understand the most drastic results in the first two to three weeks with continued improvement for months.

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The treatment is reasonably quick and pain-free. Before treatment, you will have a topical anesthetic put on your skin. Most patients report little pain or discomfort during the procedure, especially since it is fast. You may feel a warm tingling feeling up to 30 minutes after treatment, but it will subside.

After your treatment, it is necessary to protect your skin from the sun. The doctor will provide you with details on how to care for your skin. However, you will notice that your skin will begin to peel within a day. After 2 to 3 days, you will see your skin bronze slightly. After that, your skin will start to peel thoroughly, and your new skin will come through. Talk with Dr. Brown about any follow-up treatments to maintain your natural glow.


Dr. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa who has years of experience in the field. His drive to provide patients with their desired results is unparalleled. His office offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for the face, body, and breasts. Contact Dr. Brown and his team for any of your plastic or reconstructive surgery needs.

Dr. Joseph Brown

Plastic Surgery

A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joseph M. Brown strives to provide patients with transformative, yet natural results in a safe and comfortable environment. When you choose him as your provider, he will develop a patient-doctor relationship based on honesty, trust, and a clear understanding of a common goal. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

To get started, request an appointment using our form or call (813) 258-2425.

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