Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments
FRAXEL Remodels the Skin Using a Thousand Points of Light
is similar to the
tiny dots of ink
you see in a
Resurface Wrinkles, Correct Pigment, Sooth Sun-Ravaged Skin, Even Reduce Acne Scars.
Fraxel does all of this, AND it is comfortable, fast and minimally invasive. Unlike conventional
lasers which treat the entire surface of the skin by selected wavelength, Fraxel spares viable epidermal stem cells, treating the skin in a dispersed, dotlike pattern. Consequently, healing is faster
because there is less tissue damage per square inch treated. There is also less redness, less fluid
drainage, less swelling and discomfort, and lower risks of infection and side effects.
Developed at Harvard University's Wellman Laboratories, Fraxel represents an emerging dermatological science called "fractional phytoteratologist." Sounds technical but essentially, Fraxel provides "big laser results" with the small bio-response common to gentler non-ablative procedures.
FRAXEL’s adjustable energy level settings allow us the flexibility to select the depth and energy levels
at which to work. It’s cooling tip keeps treatments very comfortable. Typically, four sessions are required
at 2 to 4 week intervals. Results are progressive. As dermal remodeling occurs, fine lines vanish, sun
and age spots fade and collagen production increases and firmness returns. FRAXEL can be used in
conjunction with fillers, Botox, Pelleve, Ulthera and other lasers to amplify its effects. We recommend beginning a comprehensive topical home-care program after FRAXEL.You will be pleased to
see how homecare topicals penetrate better after FRAXEL.
FRAXEL can take years off your face, neck and decollete.
Here's How it Works: A blue tint is applied to highlight the contours of
the skin so the laser's Intelligent Optical Tracking (I.O.T) can adjust the
treatment pattern accordingly. Fraxel unique tracking intelligence is a
fail-safe to prevent the overtreatment. Topical anesthetic ointment is then
applied. The Fraxel pattern is laid down in a series of passes using a
robotic handpiece. Patients feel a mild stinging, like a windburn, for about
an hour after treatment with pinkness for up to a week. Expect some
flaking (exfoliation), bronzing and mild puffiness. These after-effects
are temporary and not pronounced. Many patients go back to work
the same day they are treated.