About Fraxel Laser Treatment

The most common skin conditions that have a negative impact on your appearance are scars, fine lines of aging and wrinkles. Fraxel laser treatment is a unique procedure that is designed to provide you with smooth, radiant skin. Fraxel laser skin treatment utilizes the fractional resurfacing technology that stimulates the body’s own process of natural healing.

Fraxel Laser Treatment – How It Is Different

This treatment is rather gentle as compared to other ablative treatments. Apart from being gentle, it is very effective as well. First, a topical anesthetic ointment may be applied one hour before the treatment. A treatment session may take around 20 to 40 minutes. It ensures better skin elasticity, and a healthy, smooth skin.

Fraxel laser skin treatment is a non-ablative treatment in which tiny little light columns are released so that only a small fraction of the skin is treated at a given time. It works using Fractional Photothermolysis technique. Not only can the surgeon focus solely on the damaged parts of the skin, but can also leave healthy skin undamaged. All unnecessary suffering and pain can thus be avoided.

The Fraxel light energy stimulates collagen production and resurfaces the top skin layer. The natural healing process works from the inside out. The damaged tissue is replaced with fresh, healthy tissue. The best results are visible after 1-5 Fraxel treatments. Since it works with the body’s natural skin cells, it may take one to three weeks for the results to take effect.

The technique can be used to treat:

Sun damage
Enlarged pores
Pigmented lesions
Actinic Keratosis
Periorbital fine lines
Periorbital wrinkles (mild to moderate)
Vascular Dyschromia
Rhytides
Photodamage
Skin discolorations
Melasma
Acne scars

Benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatment

Fraxel laser treatment is a safe and uncomplicated procedure. The time taken for healing is also short. If redness is developed on the treated skin, it looks like a sunburn and would fade away within two days. This treatment can be provided for all types of scars in any part of the body and not just the face. Another important benefit is that it works in concentrated detail, for fixing the skin. It helps in reducing the visibility of wrinkles, fine lines and laugh lines. Tight and rough skin can also be smoothened with Fraxel laser. No major disadvantages of this treatment have been recorded, and it has an excellent safety record.

If you are considering Fraxel laser treatment, then first make sure to find a physician who is experienced in providing the treatment.

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