Fraxel® laser treatment is a skin resurfacing cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of dull skin and fine lines. This innovative technology is quite different from the early days of cosmetic laser treatment and does not require weeks of recovery time, nor does it cause great discomfort and injury to your skin.
About Fraxel® Laser Treatment
This skin resurfacing treatment is approved by the FDA to lighten skin discoloration and improve overall skin texture. It is effective in reducing the size of pores, the appearance of fine lines and the severity of scars. Fraxel® works by causing what is known as “micro-injury” to your skin. It is during the healing process that new collagen regeneration occurs.
Collagen is one of the building blocks of healthy skin that provides it with volume and plumpness. Loss of collagen happens naturally with age, allowing skin to become lifeless, wrinkled and dull. Fraxel® laser treatment basically forces your skin to regenerate collagen in a manner that is safe and non-invasive, with few side effects.
Treatment and Benefits
Fraxel® laser therapy can treat a number of skin-related concerns. Wrinkles, pores, age spots or other skin discolorations and scars are minimized, as previously mentioned. In addition, stretch marks can be visibly improved with Fraxel® treatment. Melasma, or pregnancy mask, can be lightened also. Uneven skin texture is smoothed after treatment, and precancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses can be reduced.
No matter what your specific concerns, treatment with Fraxel® laser can provide you with smoother and younger-looking skin, better overall tone and texture, less harsh scars and fewer wrinkles. It works on all skin types and complexions.
What to Expect
The pinpoint targeted laser beams of Fraxel® are used to precisely go beneath the surface of skin to destroy damaged cells, stimulating the production of collagen and promoting healing. This treatment can be used on even the most delicate of skin.
Multiple sessions, approximately three to five, spaced out over a month or so will be needed to achieve optimal results for most patients. Results take time to reveal themselves, as the healing takes place and new collagen is produced. However, you will see some immediate improvement.
Learn More About Fraxel® Laser Treatment
If you are experiencing some of the less desirable effects of time, such as dull skin, age spots, scarring or wrinkles, consider giving Fraxel® laser treatments a try. This method of skin resurfacing is non-invasive and requires little downtime. Schedule a consultation at Athena Plastic Surgery to learn more about this incredible treatment. We have locations in Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens, and we also serve the West Palm Beach and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book your appointment.