The Fraxel laser is an FDA cleared laser which produces thousands of tiny columns of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. This “fractional” treatment approach allows the skin to heal much faster than if all the skin was treated at once. Following each treatment, the body’s natural healing process creates new healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections. This laser refines the skin in a precisely controlled fashion. Improvements in your appearance will continue for six months, or more after the initial treatment. The Fraxel Laser produces a gentle remodeling of collagen under your skin’s surface.
First we apply a topical anesthesia and wait approximately 45 minutes to an hour for it to take effect. Treatments last about 30 minutes as we pass a special light wand over the surface of the skin. As the wand makes contact with the skin it sends a laser beam into the dermis, creating a very small thermal interaction. The treatment causes very little discomfort with most people describing it as a “prickly sensation”. Most of our patients achieve optimum results from a series of Fraxel treatments spaced about 2 weeks apart. And many can see improvement in just one Fraxel treatment.
Fraxel is not just for facial treatments. Delicate skin suffering from damage due to sun exposure on the neck, chest, or hands can be treated easily. Any part of the body is appropriate. The end result is an impressive change to fine lines and wrinkles along with a smoothing out of skin tone and color, all with minimal down time.
Recovery & Results
Recovering from a Fraxel laser treatment is a lot like recovering from a mild sunburn. Initially the skin will redden and swell slightly. The swelling will diminish after 1 or 3 days and the skin will slowly lose some of its redness and fade to a “tanned” color for 3 to 14 days after treatment. Similar to a sunburn, mild peeling or flaking may also occur. During this time and the following months, patients are encouraged to wear sunscreen, twice a day, to limit sun exposure and promote optimum results.
Fraxel produces great results. Because the key to Fraxel laser treatment is the regeneration of collagen, improvements appear gradually. Patients usually begin to notice positive changes to their skin within about 1 week, with continued improvements for about 6 months. Once your skin is restored, continue to protect it with an SPF 30 or higher, applied twice daily and an appropriate skin care regime.
|Full Face or Chest||$500|
|Face, Neck, and Chest Combo||$1,000|
|Hands or Neck||$395|