Skin Resurfacing with Fraxel
As the years pass, our skin is damaged by both environmental (sun, pollution) and behavioral (stress, fatigue, smoking) factors that causes people to age prematurely and keeping them from looking their best. Today, Fraxel treatment offers the most advanced laser skin resurfacing treatment – one that actually awakens the subsurface cells so they revitalize themselves naturally, returning skin to its original beauty.
The Fraxel laser has been approved to treat multiple skin conditions, including age/sun spots, acne scarring, melasma (the mask of pregnancy) and eye wrinkles, stretch marks and surgical scars. It’s safe, easy and delivers remarkable results. Fraxel treatment repairs damaged skin by treating only a small fraction of skin at a time, leaving the area surrounded by unaffected, healthy tissue. This “fractional” treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy, tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections.
Fraxel is the only fractional laser system that safely penetrates the skin down to the dermis. The Fraxel laser has the ability to penetrate fractions of skin, spot by spot, without breaking the skin’s protective outer barrier. The result is natural stimulation of new collagen without the fear of downtime and risks associated with traditional ablative treatments.
The Fraxel laser passes through the top layer of skin like light through glass, reaching into the dermis below to create thousands of tiny, microscopic areas of thermal damage that stimulate the body’s own wound healing response, notably new collagen production and replacement of damaged skin surfaces with new epidermal skin.
Fraxel treatment is performed using topical anesthesia in the doctor’s office. A typical facial treatment is completed in about 30- 45 minutes. While results vary from patient to patient, results are typically achieved in an average of 4 treatment sessions spaced about 3 to 4 weeks apart, and many patients notice a marked improvement sooner.