Results you can see and feel.
Fraxel® is a non-invasive laser therapy providing a wide array of treatment options to address many forms of aging, customized to each patient’s needs and concerns, many requiring minimal recovery time. It’s the perfect solution for people who want their skin to look younger, but don’t want to look plastic or fake and can’t afford a lot of time away from work or their social life.
Most of us wish we could slow down the effects aging has on our looks – and maybe even get a few years back in the process. Fraxel® is proven laser technology that can help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. With Fraxel®, change isn’t drastic or scary – it’s you, just younger.
Fraxel® is effective on:
- Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
- Surface scarring – erasing effects of acne and other scarring
- Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of age spots
- Sun damage – helping heal dangerous skin damage
- Actinic Keratosis (AK) – a common pre-cancerous skin condition
How Fraxel® treatment works
The technology behind Fraxel® treatment is as revolutionary as the results it can deliver. Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel® treatments are able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. Fraxel® treatment stimulates the body’s own natural healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.
Your personalized Fraxel® treatment plan
Your skin is unique – your genetic make-up, lifestyle and personal history all contribute to how your skin looks and feels. With Fraxel® treatment, your clinician can develop a treatment plan tailored to your skin’s individual needs.
By design, Fraxel® Treatments can target between approximately 5 to 50 percent of the skin’s surface, leaving the remaining 50 to 95 percent available to quickly heal the treated areas. Since Fraxel® treatment is so precise, it’s safe and effective on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands, in addition to the face. You can expect two levels of results, immediate and progressive. Immediately after initial healing is complete, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter, and tone will start to become even. Progressive results occur over the next three to six months as the deeper layers of skin continue to heal.
Simply put, Fraxel® treatment promotes your skin’s own healing process, resulting in natural rejuvenation that removes years from your appearance.
Depending on your skin, you can decide how you want to attain the remarkable results Fraxel® treatment delivers. Aggressive treatments require fewer sessions and result in more post-treatment side-effects – meaning a few days of social downtime. Less aggressive treatments accomplish the same results, with a few more treatment sessions and less pronounced side-effects. For some types of skin and skin conditions, gentle and/or fewer treatments are best.
What side-effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last?
You will have some degree of redness and swelling. The intensity and duration depends on how aggressive the treatment was and your particular healing characteristics. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed skin appearance. You will be given specific instructions about what to expect for your particular treatment and how to minimize the side effects.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure while you’re healing for at least 3 months after your last treatment. Further protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats if you expect to be out in the sun.
How long do the effects of Fraxel® treatment last?
It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is restored, continue to protect it as described above. For conditions, such as melasma, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure. You will be given specific advice based on your individual needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Fraxel® treatment?
- Smoother, fresher looking skin
- Improved tone and texture
- Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
- Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
Has Fraxel® treatment received FDA-clearance?
The Fraxel® laser has received FDA-clearance for treatment of the following:
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Age and sun spots
- Brown spots
- Acne scars and surgical scars
- Skin resurfacing
How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?
Everyone’s skin is different, but clinical studies suggest that for most people, maximum results are realized in just 3 to 5 sessions. They are usually spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Is Fraxel® treatment painful?
Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having too much sun which usually disappears after 1 to 3 hours.