laser treatments - fraxel

How Fraxel Laser Treatment Works
Fraxel Laser Treatment produces thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment in your skin, known as microthermal treatment zones. This treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells. It also penetrates deep into the dermis. For every microthermal zone the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This fractional treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body's natural healing process to create new healthy tighter tissue to replace imperfections.

Each Fraxel treatment targets between 20 and 25 percent of the skins surface. Clinical studies suggest that on average and effective treatment regime is 3 to 5 sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending on your condition sessions maybe spaced farther apart. Results are immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in about 2 to 3 months.

Before treatment our Doctors in Beacon Face & Dermatology will discuss which area(s) of your skin is appropriate for treatment and what kind of results you can expect, what to look fro after treatment and how often treatment will be scheduled. Fraxel laser can be used on delicate areas such as the neck, chest and hands.

Preparing for Treament
Fraxel Laser Treatment can be performed in Beacon Face & Dermatology, a topical anesthesia is applied and then wiped off after it has taken effect, usually in about an hour. OptiGuide Blue, an FDA certified water soluble tint is applied to the treatment area to highlight the contours of the skin. The coloured tint is washed off after treatment.

What happens after Treatment
You will experience a mild burning sensation for 1 to 2 hours after treatment. Redness and swelling will vary depending upon your skin and the treatment. Swelling generally resolves in 2 - 3 days. Your skin will have a pinkish tone for 5 - 7 days, which is a normal sign that skin is healing deeply.

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