Laser treatments to improve skin texture and tone have become popular in recent years, but it may surprise you to learn that not all laser treatments are the same. Fraxel laser treatments are a type of skin treatment that leads to skin that is bright and rejuvenated without the unwanted aspects of other laser treatments. Your skin says a lot about you, it indicates your health and wellness, but it can become dull, lined, and worn with age and exposure to the sun. The Fraxel laser can repair this, and below we have identified the more common questions men and women have about this technique.
What Is Fraxel Laser And How Can It Help Me?
The Fraxel laser technique uses a laser beam to remove the outter layer of skin, in order to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the release of beneficial factors, and stimulate the growth of new skin. There are different types, but the most common technique used in this treatment is non-ablative, which means that it does not completely remove the entire upper layer of skin, thereby leaving surrounding cells unharmed and resulting in enhanced regrowth and minimal skin damage.
How Is This Treatment Different From Other Laser Treatments?
Most laser treatments for the skin remove the epidermis and may remove cells in the dermis, which lies below the epidermis. Although these treatments remove dead skin and stimulate the release of new skin cells, they result in redness, days or weeks of healing, and may cause discomfort. The non-ablative Fraxel laser is designed to cause minimal damage to the skin, resulting in minimal downtime, redness or discomfort.
Which Parts Of The Body Can Be Targeted With This Treatment?
Although many men and women will be interested in skin rejuvenation for the face, this treatment can be targeted toward any part of the body, as the basic characteristics of the skin and rejuvenation of the skin are the same.
What Are The Benefits Of This Treatment?
Laser treatments can provide tremendous results in terms of anti-aging, fresher, brighter skin, and improved skin tone. In this regard, the Fraxel laser is similar to other laser treatments, but it has advantages over other lasers and other types of treatments, like peels.
- Minimal downtime
- Minimal redness or swelling
- Minimal discomfort
- Results can be visualized right away
- Non-ablative treatment is safe and effective of skin types I-VI
- Can be used to treat acne scars
Do I Need More Than One Treatment?
Clients typically receive three to five treatments depending on the severity of their skin concerns.
What Do I Need To Do After The Treatment?
Your medical team will provide you with any special materials you need to care for your skin. You should also wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
Am I Good Candidate For Fraxel Laser Treatment?
Any person looking for the benefits of anti-aging can consider treatment with the Fraxel laser. It isn’t always easy to decide whether to get one treatment or another. The team at Delta Laser & Skin Care are ready to answer questions you have about your suitability for this treatment, so contact them today to schedule your consultation! We proudly serve patients in the Delta, Surrey, Langely, and White Rock areas.