Fraxel Laser Treatment provides the beneficial effects of new-generation laser skin resurfacing without the significant downtime and risks associated with traditional ablative treatment methods.
The advanced Fraxel laser treats only a fraction of skin at a time without breaking the skin's protective outer barrier. This is in contrast to traditional resurfacing techniques that remove the entire top layer of damaged skin and are associated with oozing, crusting and a lengthy recovery period.
How Fraxel works:
The Fraxel laser passes through the top layer of skin like light through glass, reaching into the dermis below to create millions of tiny, microscopic areas of thermal damage that stimulate the body's own wound healing response, notably new collagen production and replacement of damaged skin surfaces with new epidermal skin.
The penetrating wavelengths of Fraxel Laser Treatment resurface damaged skin, smooth scars, reduce fine wrinkles and correct pigmented lesions such as age spots and sun spots as the skin gradually becomes softer, smoother and fresher. Generally a series of 3 to 6 treatments is recommended. Treatments are typically 4 to 12 weeks apart.
The latest Fraxel Dual has added the power of the Thulium laser to the traditional Erbium Fraxel.
This wavelength is indicated for treatment of pigmentary problems, and is particularly good for treatment of melasma. In treatment of pigmentary problems, often a single treatment produces excellent results. It is also showing promise in the treatment of solar (actinic) keratoses. A great benefit is in treating scars such as those caused by acne (Fraxel Acne Scars), but it also produces excellent results as part of a skin rejuvenation package for ageing and sun-damage. The Lumenis Ultrapulse CO2 laser is also used in treatment of sun-damage, ageing changes and scarring conditions, and is now our treatment of choice for these indications.
Find out the potential risks and effects of having Fraxel Treatment here.