A unique approach to repairing Aging and sun damaged skin pixel by pixel and spot by spot.
First, you want to understand why Fraxel technology came about. What physicians and their benefits of ablative laser skin resurfacing performed with traditional devices, but without the downtime, side effects and lengthy recovery period. Hence, the introduction of Fraxel Laser Treatment, a breakthrough aesthetic solution.
How Fraxel laser treatment work
Fraxel laser treatment produces thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment in your skin, known as microthermal treatment zones. This treatment penetrates deep into the dermis. Just as important, though are the areas of skin the Fraxel laser leaves untouched. For every microthermal zone the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. 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 tissue to replace skin imperfections.
In a FDA cleared study of the Fraxel treatment of skin around the eyes, patients, and a review panel of prominent expert dermatologists all reported significant improvements in skin texture, wrinkles and skin discolorations such as age spots and sunspots.
Fraxel Laser treatment Plan
We will take a computerized skin analysis with a Visia scan this will give the skin care professional a good look at your skin and the amount of sun damage you have under your skin. This will help give us an estimate of the amount of treatment you will need for the goals you have in mind.
Clinical studies suggest that an effective treatment regime is three to five sessions, spaced about three to four weeks apart. However, treatment plans can be very flexible and effective to accommodate each patient. By design, each treatment session targets about 15% to 20% of the skin surface. Depending on the parameters selected. Results are immediate and progressive. The collagen will reform over months so optimal improvement is usually visible in about two to three months.
Preparing For Treatment
Fraxel Laser Treatment can be performed right in your doctor’s office using only a topical anesthetic in most cases. The treatment area will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the procedure. An FDA certified water soluble tint is applied to the treatment area to highlight the contours of the skin. Then an anesthetic ointment may be applied. This is all washed off in the end.
What Happens After Treatment
You will experience a mild sunburn sensation for about an hour and then virtually no discomfort. The skin will have a pinkish tone for five to seven days. This is a normal sign that skin is healing deeply. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in two to three days.
You may apply makeup or shave soon after treatment. Typically patients find they can return to work the following day or two days. New epidermal skin develops immediately, with 24 hours.
Bronzing: your skin will have a bronze appearance that lasts anywhere from three to 14 days, depending on the treatment level.
Flaking: Your skin will naturally exfoliate as the reorganized epidermal skin replaces dead tissue. If your skin is dry you should always put only the moisturizer that you get at our office to be on the safe side.
Sunscreen: Use sunscreen at least twice daily to protect your skin from sun exposure during the healing phase and for several months after treatment. You should only use the sunscreen that we sell in the office. Other sunscreens that have been used in the past have given problems to patients.
Over the following weeks and months the body repairs the deeper dermal tissues that have been affected by Fraxel laser treatment producing beneficial changes associated with a healthy appearance.
Turn Back The Clock on Aging
After your very first FRAXEL laser treatment, you will begin to feel the difference in your skin as it gradually becomes softer, smoother and fresher. Fine lines around your eyes will noticeably fade. So will uneven coloring and the brown spots caused by aging and sun exposure.
Your Skin will Improve With Each Visit
After several treatments, your friends and family will marvel at how youthful and healthy your skin looks. Finally, a proven, safe approach to repairing aging and sun damaged skin.
What is truly amazing is that this laser is approved for all skin types from caucasian to black skin. Results are seen every time and the results are permanent. The answer is it will last forever because you are getting new skin and collagen. Collagen remodels for a year after each treatment. What does that mean? What it means is that your wrinkles will go away and you will have skin tightening. You will still age but it reverses the aging process of your skin superficial to deep.
Dr. Sean Yuan is the medical director here and has had a lot of experience with making patients look younger and more refreshed. As always if you have any spots on your face you should have them check out by a licensed dermatologist to check for skin cancer. If you have had your skin checked and you do have a lot of sun damage now is the time to get it removed and look great. We offer affordable prices. Please call the office today! (610) 789-5476