Fraxel is proven laser technology that can help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. Fraxel is effective on fine lines and wrinkles, surface scarring, pigmentation (age spots), sun damage and actinic keratosis. Fraxel is customized to each patient’s needs and concerns and requires minimal recovery time. Because the technology is so precise, Fraxel treatment works not only on the face, but also on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands.
Fraxel treatment promotes your skin’s own healing process, resulting in natural rejuvenation that removes years from your appearance. 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’s 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.
Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort.
Depending on your skin, you can decide how you want to attain the results Fraxel treatment delivers. Aggressive treatments require fewer sessions and result in more post treatment side-effects (meaning a few days of social downtime). Less aggressive treatments accomplish the same results, with a few more treatment sessions and less pronounced side-effects.
After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having too much sun. It usually disappears after 1 – 3 hours. You will have some degree of redness and swelling. You will be given specific instructions about what to expect from your particular treatment and how to minimize the side-effects.