In the decade since Fraxel first pioneered true fractional laser technology, physicians around the world have treated more than 800,000 patients. That’s nearly a million treatments for women and men of all ethnicities, each with their own reasons for wanting to look and feel younger.
How fraxel treatment works wonder
The technology behind fraxel treatment is as revolutionary as the results it can deliver. Unlike other laser treatments, fraxel treatment is able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. Fraxel treatment stimulates the body’s own natural healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.
How is the Fraxel Treatment Procedure Performed?
Typically, a patient will first consult to discuss the various skin conditions that they are seeking to correct from acne scars to rosacea, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, or stretch marks. Once it is determined that the Fraxel laser is the best course of treatment, the procedure may be performed on the same day or scheduled for a later date, depending on preference and time allowance. On the day of the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to the entire area for one hour before treatment. This step helps to eliminate any potential discomfort that could be experienced. The Fraxel treatment session takes approximately 15 minutes to complete when performing on the face. Larger areas of the body, such as legs and arms, may take up to 30 minutes or longer to perform.
Immediately after the procedure, your skin will feel warm as if it had a mild sunburn. Cold-water compresses will be applied to the skin after treatment and this can be repeated at home if necessary. Afterwards, patients can apply moisturizer but must practice strict sun avoidance.
Many patients choose to combine their Fraxel laser treatment with other skin rejuvenating procedures to achieve their ideal cosmetic results.
The beauty of the Fraxel® Dual is that it can be tailor-made for each individual treatment for your unique needs. Fraxel® delivers amazing results with almost no down time. Depending on the degree of pigmentation and the number of age spots, an area can be treated with as little as two or three treatments. The result is beautiful, luminous skin. Treating fine lines, scars, and wrinkles, generally requires four to five treatments at monthly intervals. The results are overall improvement in skin tone, texture, fine lines, and a healthier and younger-looking appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fraxel is a laser used to treat damaged and aging skin by harmlessly penetrating the outer layer of skin, but only selectively targeting the bad skin. This method protects the skin from enduring too much damage at once and eliminates much of the downtime associated with CO or Erbium laser resurfacing treatment.
The Fraxel Laser has received FDA clearances for skin resurfacing procedures; the photocoagulation of pigmented lesions, such as lentigos (age spots); solar lentigos (sun spots) and dyschromia; treatment of periorbital wrinkles; and for dermatological conditions requiring the coagulation of soft tissue. It is also approved for the treatment of scars and wrinkles.
This treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells. It also penetrates deeply into the dermis.
Wrinkles, poor texture, large pores, sun spots, brown spots, scars, melasma, and uneven pigmentation can be treated successfully with the Fraxel laser. Optimal improvement is usually visible in about two to three months.
We recommend between 3–5 treatments for optimal results.
Your skin will be cleansed thoroughly and a topical anesthetic will be applied. The procedure is relatively painless, and takes about 15 minutes to conduct. It is safe for all skin types.
Side effects are minimal and usually limited to a sunburn-like redness which disappears in about 24 hours. Within 24 hours, new epidermal skin will develop and your skin will have a bronze appearance which can last from three days up to two weeks depending on what level of treatment you have received. As the new epidermal tissue replaces the damaged tissue, your skin will flake off. Moisturizer can counteract some of the flaking effect.
Typically patients find they can go back to work soon after treatment or the next day.
You may apply makeup or shave soon after treatment. However, we recommend that you also use sunscreen under your cosmetics to protect your fresh skin from sun damage.
Absolutely be sure to wear at least SPF-30 sunscreen and apply twice a day. You must completely avoid the sun and take extra care to protect your skin from more damage.