What is Fraxel Laser Resurfacing?
Fractional resurfacing (Fraxel) is a breakthrough in improving the quality of the skin. This revolutionary treatment can be helpful in addressing many bothersome skin problems such as wrinkles, acne scars, scars, sun damage, brown spots and other skin problems. The true advantage of the technology is the ability to achieve great results with minimal downtime.
Made possible by the advances in laser communication technology, 125 to 250 microscopic laser beams are delivered into the skin. Each beam heats both the epidermis and dermis, allowing both superficial and deep treatment. Although 1,000 to 2,000 pulses are delivered in each square centimeter, skin cells between the beams are not affected thereby allowing for incredibly quick healing. By treating a whole area such as the face with 3-6 sessions, the whole zone eventually is fully treated.
Is the Fraxel procedure safe?
Fraxel treatment is a safe option backed by extensive research. Of course, as with any laser procedure thereâ€™s always some risk and/or downtime. You should discuss this with your consultant prior to treatment.
When can I expect to see results and how long do they last?
The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen.
How many treatments will I need?
Desired outcomes are topically reached in multiple treatments. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment for you.
What can I expect after the Fraxel procedure?
Most patients experience 1-2 days of swelling, 2-4 days of redness and 4-7 days of flaking. Using a moisturizer will help reduce the appearance of dry flakes. There is minimal discomfort after treatment and patients may apply cosmetics immediately. The risks of scarring or skin discoloration are extremely low as this technology is very gentle on the skin.
Wearing sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher twice a day is especially important. Avoid direct sun exposure during the healing process and for at least 3 months after treatment.
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