Fraxel laser therapy is an innovative non-invasive solution to effectively address hyperpigmentation, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture issues as well as treating acne scars and rosacea.
Fraxel laser differs from creams in that it actually attacks the root cause of the problem rather than simply covering up symptoms. According to Nussbaum, Fraxel uses laser energy to penetrate skin layers, encouraging production of new collagen by the body.
Fraxel Laser Therapy is an effective solution for diminishing freckles, improving uneven skin tone and texture, as well as diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, Fraxel can treat icepick acne scars as well as other forms of textural scarring such as stretch marks.
Scar tissue treatments work by dissolving old scars and encouraging new skin growth in their place. Treatments may be performed on the face, neck and hands.
Before getting laser treatment, it is wise to avoid products which could potentially irritate the skin such as scrubs and exfoliants as well as moisturizers containing ingredients like retinol. After receiving laser treatments it’s also essential that you use soothing moisturizers on your skin post-treatment.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fraxel’s microscopic laser columns penetrate deep into your skin, stimulating its natural healing processes to produce tighter, firmer skin that can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles while improving texture and tone overall. This treatment has the power to completely transform its outcome in terms of both fine lines and wrinkles as well as overall skin texture and tone.
Fraxel Re:store Dual laser uses both 1550 and 1927 wavelengths, which makes it capable of treating various skin conditions effectively. Just one treatment session can reduce freckles, hyperpigmentation and sun damage while softening ice pick acne scars.
To maximize results from Fraxel treatments, it is essential that sun exposure be limited during both the healing process and several months following. That means applying sunscreen often.
Sunspots and freckles are an iconic reminder of summer vacation and vibrant spring days, but don’t necessarily indicate sun damage; on the plus side, true sunspots don’t cause skin cancer!
Sun spots are dark, cooler regions on the surface of the Sun that are associated with magnetic activity and appear in clusters on its surface. Their number fluctuates over an 11-year cycle.
To effectively eliminate sun spots, we use the Fraxel dual laser which contains two wavelengths within one device. The 1927nm wavelength can target pigmentation issues like sun spots and age spots while 1550nm improves skin texture, acne scarring and wrinkles.
Age spots are harmless pigmentation changes on the skin that may cause some concern, yet can still be treated using laser vein therapy or chemical peels. Dr. Rokhsar recommends Fraxel and Alexandrite Q-switched laser or pico laser treatments for optimal results.
Lasers penetrate the skin to target pigment cells, eliminating old or damaged ones while stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. As a result, healthier-looking, younger-appearing skin with even tone and less discoloration results from laser therapy treatments.
To maximize the efficacy of Fraxel treatment, patients should avoid sun exposure for four weeks prior and following surgery while using sunscreen with SPF 30 protection or higher. They should also avoid other treatments that could irritate their area such as chemical peels and exfoliants like glycolic acid or salicylic acid.
Fraxel lasers penetrate deep into the skin to break down stretch mark scar tissue and stimulate collagen production, helping restore an even skin tone and texture.
Nussbaum notes that Fraxel Repair laser treatments may cause mild discomfort (think bee stings or sunburn), however because patients are usually numbed prior to receiving treatments they often only experience a brief stinging sensation during their procedure.
To minimize any discomfort after laser treatment, she advises using cool packs and lightweight moisturizers to soothe the skin. Also, she suggests not scrubbing or exfoliating afterwards and always wearing sunscreen after any laser procedure!
As well as clogged pores and an abundance of dead skin cells, other factors contribute to uneven skin tone and texture. Fraxel laser treatment can address such concerns by smoothing wrinkles, fading freckles, reducing hyperpigmentation, and resurfacing the skin.
Fraxel Dual is an exemplary non-ablative or ablative laser therapy option that offers two effective modes for treatment modalities to address different skin issues: 1927nm laser addresses sun spots and other pigmentation concerns while the thulium fiber component helps target acne scars, surface lines/wrinkles/texture changes in addition to smoothing skin texture issues.
Once undergoing Fraxel laser therapy, it’s crucial to use an oil-free moisturizer and avoid direct sunlight, in order to allow your skin to heal properly. Furthermore, consider pairing this treatment with additional services such as CoolSculpting or Kybella injections to maximize results.