Fraxel Laser Treatment
A unique approach to repairing aging and sun-damaged skin – pixel by pixel, spot by spot…. FraxelÂ® Laser Treatment improves your appearance by effecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of tiny microscopic laser spots.
To understand how FraxelÂ® laser treatment works, think of your skin as a priceless work of art or treasured photograph that needs restoration or touchup. In both instances the repair process would be delicate and take place a little at a time. The FraxelÂ® laser works similarly on your skin. The FraxelÂ® laser is applied to your skin in a series of treatment sessions. In each treatment session, only about 20% to 25% of your skin is treated. It’s the untreated skin that drives the overall healing and repair process.
And that’s why the treatment results look so natural.
Benefits of FraxelÂ® Laser Treatments:
- Improves tone, texture and pore size
- Reduces unwanted brown spots and melasma
- Smooths acne and surgical scars
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds around the eyes
- Resurfaces neck, chest and hands
Keep building memories while looking your best
Wrinkles and age spots may signify a life rich with laughter and excitement, but now you can keep the memories without the crow’s feet and dark patches. Whether you’re off to a new job interview, have a romantic getaway or simply want to erase the signs of aging, Fraxel re:store Dual treatment can return your skin to its original beauty and texture. What it treats
Wrinkles around the eyes
As you age, your skin’s collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them. The slowed remodeling of these skin-tightening proteins causes your skin to thin, droop and loose elasticityâ€”which often leads to winkles, furrows and fine lines.
If you have wrinkles on your face or around your eyes, you’ve probably had a wonderful life rich with laughter and emotional experiences. After all, expressions like smiling, laughing, pondering and squinting naturally involve the contraction of musclesâ€”which can lead to wrinkles, furrows and fine lines.
Wrinkles can develop most anywhere, but the skin around your eyes is especially vulnerable because it’s more delicate and tends to age more rapidly than skin on other areas of the body. These wrinkles around the eyes are also called “crow’s feet” or “periorbital wrinkles.”
Despite their name, age spots are due more to sunning than aging. These spotsâ€”also called sunspots, brown spots or liver spotsâ€”are flat, uneven dark patches on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders and other such areas that are regularly exposed to the sun. Even though they’re usually harmless, these blotchy brownish patches can make you look and feel older than you really are.
When you’re in the sun, your body reacts by producing a pigment called melanin to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin may overreact by producing too much melanin. That increased pigmentation can result in age spots, which fall into a broad medical category called “pigmented lesions.”
Conventional techniques for improving the appearance of age spots include bleaches, freezing, acid washes, pulsed light and traditional laser treatments. But such procedures often fade spots only slightly.
Fraxel treatment, on the other hand, is FDA-approved to effectively treat age spots and other pigment irregularitiesâ€”on and off the face.
Melasmaâ€”which is most common in women and affects about 45 million people worldwideâ€”appears as irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose. Like most other pigmented lesions, melasma is not dangerous, but it can be a self-confidence crusher, prompting many women to hide behind a mask of make-up.
Melasma is most common during hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. So instead of celebrating the beauty of motherhood, women with melasma must wear what’s often called “the mask of pregnancy.”
For some women, the brown patches will fade after childbirth, hormone therapy or the discontinuation of oral contraceptives. However, in many cases, melasma will not go away on its own.
Traditional remedies include enzyme inhibitors, bleaches, depigmenting agents, steroid creams, pulsed light, chemical or acid peels, microdermabrasion, aggressive dermabrasion and traditional laser treatments. These methods often deliver lackluster results, significant downtime or the risk of adverse complications.
Fraxel treatment, on the other hand, has received FDA approval for significantly reducing melasma where other treatments have failedâ€”at the same time minimizing downtime or discomfort.
Remove Actinic Keratosis, prevent cancer
Actinic Keratosis (AK)â€”which appears as red, scaly patches of skin on the face, lips, ears, forearms, scalp, neck and back of the handsâ€”is the most common precancerous skin condition, affecting more than 10 million Americans. If left untreated, Actinic Keratosis can lead to skin cancer.
While traditional AK treatments such as surgery, freezing and dermabrasion are moderately effective, they have significant side effects, discomfort and prolonged recovery time. Fraxel treatment, in contrast, has FDA approval to effectively remove AK, at the same time stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen to heal the skin, tighten and tone the skin’s texture, and prevent future damage. All without surgery, complications or prolonged downtiScars are depressions or indentations in the skin that occur after a medical condition such as acne or after a surgical incision. Especially when they’re on the face or other visible areas, scars can carry the stigma of adolescent acne long after the acne is gone, or they can serve as unpleasant reminders of a past surgery.
Acne scars can occur as the skin heals from pimples, whiteheads and blackheads that form when oil, bacteria and dead cells get stuck below the skin’s surface. Acne scars are typically indented marks or raised, red areas that sometimes give the skin a wavy appearance. Surgical scars, meanwhile, form naturally as skin heals from an incision.
Treatment of acne scars and surgical scars requires both the removal of damaged skin and the production of new collagen to improve the area’s tone and texture. Traditional approachesâ€”such as deep chemical peeling, conventional lasers, topical agents and abrasion therapiesâ€”usually achieve only moderate results or, worse, they destroy a lot of healthy tissue along with the scar. In addition, these treatments often require extensive recovery time.
Unlike other procedures, Fraxel treatment removes damaged skin on the surface and reaches deep into the skin to stimulate collagen remodeling. In this way, Fraxel treatment improves the elasticity, texture and tone of your damaged skin while keeping your healthy tissue intactâ€”which minimizes any discomfort or downtime.