Scientific Name:

Fraxel®

Tradename:

Laser Facial Rejuvenation and Retouching

Type:

No Surgical

Sex of patient:

Men and Women

Description:

In this procedure the facial area is treated with laser, reducing wrinkles in the eye area, acne scars, surgical scars and rejuvenating the skin.

You worry a lot about looking and feeling great, finding the time to fully enjoy life while taking care of your body. But the effects of the sun, pollution, stress and fatigue can build up, preventing your skin to look as good as you feel. Here is the solution: the Fraxel treatment.

How the Fraxel® treatment works wonders.

The technology behind the Fraxel treatment is as revolutionary as the results it produces. A difference from other laser treatments, Fraxel can treat in a a precise manner thousands of microscopic areas of the skin, by means of selective laser beams that penetrate beneath the surface of the skin to remove aged or damaged cells. The Fraxel treatment stimulates the natural healing process of the body that replaces damaged skin with fresh, healthy and glowing skin.

Your Fraxel custom treatment plan

Your skin is unique: your genetic makeup, lifestyle and personal trajectory are factors that contribute to the look and feel of your skin. With Fraxel, your doctor can design a treatment plan tailored to the particular needs of your skin.

By its design, Fraxel treatments can act on approximately 5 and 50 percent of the skin surface, leaving the remaining 50 to 95 percent free for rapid healing of the treated areas. Since the Fraxel treatment is so precise, it is safe and effective in delicate skin areas such as the neck, chest and hands, as well as the face. Two levels of results can be expected: immediate or progressive. Immediately after the first wound healing, the surface of the skin will be smoother, it will look brighter and its complexion will begin to be homogeneous. Progressive results occur three to six months after treatment, as the deeper layers of the skin begin to heal.

Plane and simple, the Fraxel treatment stimulates the natural healing process of the skin, resulting in a natural rejuvenation that takes out years to your look like.

Depending on your skin type, you can decide how you want to get the great results offered by the Fraxel treatment. The more aggressive treatments require fewer sessions and produce more post-treatment side effects, which will mean some days of disruption of your social activity. Less aggressive treatments get results, with just a few additional treatment sessions and fewer pronounced side effects. For some skin types and conditions, the best option is the softer or fewer treatments. Fraxel was specifically designed to give your physician complete control over the treatment, depending on your particular needs.

Frequent Questions:

What are the benefits of Fraxel treatment?

  • Smoother and younger skin
  • Improved texture and complexion
  • Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
  • Improved appearance of surgical and acne scars

Has the Fraxel treatment been approved by the FDA?

The Fraxel laser has been approved by the FDA for the following types of treatment:

  • Wrinkles around the eye (periorbital wrinkles)
  • Stains caused by sun or age (pigmented lesions)
  • Dark spots / Pregnancy mask (Melasma)
  • Surgical or acne scars
  • Skin rejuvenation

How many treatments will I need and at what intervals?

Each person’s skin is different, but clinical studies suggest that in most people, maximum results are achieved in as little as 3 to 5 sessions. These are usually given at intervals of 2 to 6 weeks.

Is Fraxel treatment painful?

Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and during the procedure cold air is used in the treatment area in order to reduce discomfort. After treatment, most patients report feeling similar to when they have been too long in the sun. This sensation usually disappears after 1 to 3 hours.

What side effects might you have after treatment and how long will they last?

You will experience some degree of redness and swelling. The intensity and duration depend on how aggressive the treatment is and its particular healing characteristics. Other temporary side effects that may appear are mild itching, dry skin, peeling or exfoliation, and a tanning appearance of the skin. You will receive specific instructions on how to minimize side effects.

What precautions should I take after treatment?

Wear sunscreen with factor SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct exposure to sunlight while the area is healing for at least 3 months after the last treatment. Also, you should protect yourself with a wide-brimmed hat if you think you are going to have sun exposure.

How long will the effects of Fraxel treatment last?

It depends on your particular condition and the care you give your skin. Once the skin is recovered, continue to protect it as described above. For some conditions, such as melasma, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure. Your doctor will advise you precisely according to your individual needs.

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