Fraxel Skin Resurfacing
What is Fraxel Skin Resurfacing?
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing is a light-based laser treatment option used to reduce scars and smooth out fine lines in the skin. It is beneficial for treating many skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and uneven skin textures. The treatment helps people get a noticeably younger look without surgery. It's an ideal solution for people who wish to look younger without dramatic changes or extended downtime as it improves tone, radiance, and texture for aging, sun damaged or scarred skin. The treatment is a highly effective treatment for post-operation scar minimization, and if used by a skilled clinician, it can be used to reduce unwanted pigmentation. Besides all these, the procedure can help minimize other skin imperfections and reduce the visibility of pore sizes.
“Fraxel” TM is the name of the laser skin resurfacing device used in carrying out this procedure. The device works by producing thousands of microscopic treatment zones (MTZs) that penetrate deep into the dermis to do the magic.
What are the Benefits of Fraxel Skin Resurfacing?
Some of the principal benefits of Fraxel Skin resurfacing include cellular rejuvenation, smoothing of the skin’s surface, and resolving hyper-pigmentation and sun damaged skin. Additionally, it can help rejuvenate the skin, so it looks fresh, healthier and younger, reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections, treats mild acne scarring, and prevent excess scar tissue from forming when used as a post-operation scar minimization treatment and so many others.
Who needs Fraxel Skin Resurfacing and when is it recommended?
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing is recommended by surgeons and cosmetic experts to minimize scarring for certain procedures with long incisions. This treatment is helpful to everyone, so long as the patient is a suitable candidate for the procedure. Depending on how much correction an individual want, there may be multiple treatments required for the most effective results.
How to get the best results with the Fraxel Skin Resurfacing treatment
As with most skin treatment procedures, the damaged cells start to regenerate almost immediately, and the skin heals itself by pushing out the older, controlled damaged skin and replacing it with new skin. During the time following the treatment, you're advised to avoid some practices that will reduce the results or the fastness of the results of the resurfacing procedure. It's vital that you avoid active skin care products, touching the skin, exposing yourself to the sun, using unfresh linens and washers, getting skin infections and breakouts, etc. If you can abstain from these, the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells will be accelerated, and you’ll get for yourself a healthier, younger-looking skin within a short period.
Who needs Fraxel Skin Resurfacing most?
You need Fraxel Skin Resurfacing;
- If you have discoloration, sun damage, or fine to severe lines and wrinkles.
- If you have acne scarring (mild or moderate).
- If you have any form of wrinkles and other skin imperfections.
Note that younger patients may get better outcomes than individuals with long-established acne scars and are more than 50 years. Females are advised to avoid treatment during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
How many Fraxel Skin Resurfacing treatments do I need?
One treatment is always not enough if you wish to get a perfect result, although this depends on the patient and their goals. Fraxel Skin Resurfacing experts recommend from 3-5 treatments though this is also dependent on your goal for the treatment. The time between treatments can vary according to your reaction to the treatment but is usually between 3 and 8 weeks.
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing procedure and post Procedure
Just like any other doctors appointment, you need to be on time (or early) for your appointment as we apply a numbing cream to the area being treated. You're advised to dress for comfort and go natural; no makeup. The actual treatment may take up to 60 minutes if it's the full face being treated and much less for only a specific area.
Following the treatment, you’re advised to treat your skin with care, just as you would do a sunburn. It’s necessary you consult with your cosmetic surgeon to be instructed on the essential steps to take during your recovery phase.
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