Fractional laser skin resurfacing is an exciting way through which patients can repair aging and sun-damaged skin. Fraxel skin treatment is a patented technology that utilizes microscopic laser columns to deeply penetrate the skin to repair it. It works by removing damaged cell and stimulating the growth of new, healthy cells.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
The number of treatments vary on the condition being treated. Since only a small area at a time is treated, one to three sessions are often needed. Sun spots, freckles, and age spots are superficial and usually only require one treatment. Deep wrinkles can require up to three sessions with various protocols.
Due to the technology, however, improvement is seen almost immediately after the first treatment. Over the course of the next few months, new collagen will replace the old, and fresh, healthy skin will emerge. The number of treatments you’ll need is dependent upon your individual needs.
Where Can It Be Performed?
FraxelⓇ laser skin resurfacing can be performed almost anywhere on the body, though the most common areas are the face, neck, arms, legs, chest, and back. It’s also a suitable alternative for treating wrinkles around the eyes and scars created through surgery or childhood acne.
What Happens Post-Procedure?
Following the treatment, you may experience some swelling or redness, though this goes away after a couple of days. Following this, your skin will look slightly sunburned for the next couple of weeks as it naturally exfoliates and the new skin appears. The results are long-lasting, though they can be prolonged through proper care, such as the regular wearing of sunscreen, quitting smoking, and other preventative measures.
Do you think you can benefit from Fraxel skin treatment? Contact Chic la Vie MedSpa at (702) 838-2455 to set up a consultation today!
FraxelⓇ is a trademark of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. or its affiliates.
If you’re interested in learning more about FraxelⓇ, contact Dr. Lane Smith at Smith Plastic Surgery!