Fraxel Laser Treatment

New-generation laser skin resurfacing for remarkable results

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.

How Fraxel works

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.

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.

Fraxel has many benefits

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.

A single treatment produces excellent results

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.

What are the benefits?

Benefits include:

• Reduces scarring
• Evens out skin tone
• Boosts production of collagen and elastin
• Softens appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Repairs sun-damaged skin
• Smooth refined skin
• Hydrates and refreshes

Post Treatment

Post treatment aftercare : 

• Use of icepacks helps alleviate the heat sensation.
• Use a bland moisturiser in the days following the treatment.
• Apply a 50+ broadband protection sunscreen.
• Allow your skin to heal and DO NOT scrub, rub, or use exfoliants.
• Avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive exercise, perspiring, swimming, or exposing skin to heat and sun.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can Fraxel Laser treat?

    • Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of sunspots and freckles as well as hormonal pigmentation
    • Surface scarring – erasing the effects of acne and other scarring
    • Sun damage – helping heal skin damage, including Actinic Keratoses (AK’s) – a common precancerous skin conditions
    • Fine surface lines – intense collagen stimulation means skin looks fresher and plumper

  • Are there any side effects?

    The most common side effects include some swelling and redness, subsiding after a few days. Temporary side effects can include minor itching, dry skin, peeling and a bit of flaking. Reduce these side effects post-treatments with a LED treatment.

    Find out the potential risks and effects of having Fraxel Treatment here.

  • How long will it take to see results?

    Fraxel results are both immediate and progressive. It’s possible to see an improvement in the area within a few days of treatment as the skin starts to heal. Over the next two to three months you will continue to see improvements as the collagen regenerates during this time.

  • Is there any downtime?

    Downtime can range from three to five days for a less aggressive treatment or seven to ten days for a more aggressive treatment. Your skin may look a bit pink and flaky as the pigment changes over two weeks.

  • Rediscover yourself, book a complimentary consultation today.