Fraxel is a laser-based skin treatment that can help address various skin problems for a revitalized and youthful appearance. It is the perfect solution for anyone who isn’t pleased with the quality of their skin.
Details Behind the Fraxel Treatment
Skin resurfacing using laser energy requires special tools. Fraxel is the trademarked nomenclature for the device used for a specific laser treatment. The Fraxel treatment process is based on fractional technology.
Before the treatment begins, your doctor will clean your skin and apply a numbing agent to help ease any discomfort that may occur. The procedure involves making tiny marks on the skin’s surface.
The laser can work precisely on designated treatment sites without affecting the surrounding area. Fractional laser beams enter the epidermis (outer skin layer) and stimulates improved collagen production. The new skin layer that resurfaces will be firmer and more youthful.
Treatment sessions can be completed within an hour’s time, not including the skin’s preparation time using the numbing lotion. Depending on your skin’s condition, you may require one or multiple Fraxel treatment sessions. The gap between each session is determined after analysing the skin’s condition and a patient’s specific goals.
Fraxel treats the skin by stimulating natural processes. It can take 7-14 days (or more) for the results to appear. The changes you experience, however, will be significant and completely natural. You will also be able to see further improvements a few months after the treatment is over as your body improves its collagen production.
Fraxel treatments don’t require extensive recovery time. You can resume most activities within a day or two after the session is completed. It is best to take a day off for rest after the treatment is completed.
The Benefits of a Fraxel Treatment
Fraxel is a non-invasive procedure that can address several skin problems and completely revitalize your skin.
It can help eliminate facial wrinkles and make the skin smoother and more vibrant. It can address problems of discoloration, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. It can also prevent the formation of scar tissue that can result after undergoing a surgical procedure. Acne and other scars can leave indentations on the skin that Fraxel can fade or completely remove too.
The treatment is immensely effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and on the forehead and it can help deal with skin problems caused by sun exposure. Fraxel is also useful in treating actinic keratosis, which are pre-cancerous growths on the skin.
You can even combine Fraxel with other skin treatments such as certain dermal fillers for a more significant improvement in the quality of your skin and your overall aesthetic.
Factors to Consider Before the Treatment
You may experience some redness after the treatment is finished, but this will subside quickly. You will need to avoid excess sun exposure and heavy physical activities that can cause you to sweat excessively for a few days after the treatment.
You can choose from mild to more intensive Fraxel treatments depending on your specific needs. Your doctor can help you choose the right type of treatment based on your skin’s condition.
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Interested in enhancing the look and feel of your skin? Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steve Byrd to learn more about the Fraxel treatment and begin your journey to more beautiful skin today!