Fractional skin rejuvenation using millions of points of light – results you can see and feel
|Treatment time:||90 minutes, depending on size of treatment area|
|Type of anesthetic:||Topical anesthetic cream|
|Post-treatment:||Application of cold compresses for 2-3 days & intensive moisturizer|
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The Fraxel laser technology was developed in response to the need of patients and physicians for the demonstrably positive effects of traditional laser procedures to be isolated from their adverse risks and side effects, and yet still achieve excellent results. Of particular importance was a significant reduction in time taken off from work or downtime following treatment. The end result was a breakthrough in cosmetic laser medicine: the Fraxel laser treatment.
Wrinkle treatment stretch marks large pores acne scars pigment lesions melasma etc.
How does the Fraxel Laser treatment work?
Millions of points of light invisible to the human eye generate very tiny, pinpointed impact points (microthermal treatment zones) deep into old or damaged skin cells. The areas left intact by the laser are just as important. Each microthermal treatment zone is surrounded by skin that is not treated. This fractional treatment allows the total skin area to heal much faster, because the surrounding, untreated skin stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
The Fraxel Laser treatment plan
Before starting any treatment, your physician will discuss with you which zones it makes sense to treat, what results you can expect, what you have to bear in mind after treatment and how often you can undergo treatment sessions. Since no damage is caused to the healthy areas of the skin, this treatment can also be used on sensitive areas such as the neck, décolleté and hands.
Clinical studies have shown that an effective treatment plan covers 3 to 5 sessions spaced 14 days apart. Your individual treatment plan, however, can be very flexible to best suit your needs. Between 15 to 20% of the skin’s surface is treated during every session, depending on the clinical parameters selected.
Results can be seen immediately after one treatment session and progress over the period thereafter. Optimal results are normally visible after two to three months.
The treatment is performed right in your doctor’s office, as only a local anesthetic is necessary. 45 minutes before treatment is carried out, the treatment area is cleaned thoroughly and a topical anesthetic cream is applied and allowed to take effect. The anesthetic cream is washed off after the treatment.
What happens after the treatment?
You will experience the sensation of a mild sunburn for roughly one hour following treatment. Afterwards, you will feel no discomfort. The treated skin will have a slightly reddened tone for about 5 to 7 days. This is a sign that the normal healing process is underway. Mild swelling may occur and will disappear after 2 to 3 days. You can apply makeup or shave shortly after treatment. As a rule, patients can resume work the same day or the following day.
Bronzing: Your skin will have a suntanned look for 3-4 days.
Flaking: Your skin will flake or exfoliate naturally, as the reorganized epidermal skin rejects and replaces dead tissue. The flaking is similar to what happens with a slight sunburn, but without the associated pain. The use of moisturizers can help hide the flaking.
Sun protection: You should use a sunscreen twice a day to protect your skin from harmful sun rays during the healing phase. A moisturizing sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher is a must.
During the following months, the body repairs the deeper skin tissue damaged during the Fraxel laser treatment, resulting in positive changes to the skin that allow for a healthier and more beautiful appearance.
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