Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is a fractional laser technology designed to help restore your skin to its original texture. The laser treatment encourages the creation of new skin, which gives you fresher, younger looking skin and improved tone and texture. It also helps erase brown spots, acne scars and surgical scars, and can minimize fine line lines and wrinkles.
While all skin types and colors can safely use Fraxel, you’ll want to work with your practitioner to create a customized skincare plan that targets your individual needs. Whether it’s mild wrinkling or severe skin damage, the resurfacing has been shown to be effective.
Fraxel uses fractional laser technology to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface and eliminate old, damaged skin cells. This stimulates the body’s own healing process, which encourages it to replace damaged skin with fresh, healthy skin. The precision of the laser makes it safe for use on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands, in addition to the face.
You may experience some redness and swelling following a treatment, but much of this depends on how aggressive the treatment was. Minor itching, dry skin, peeling and flaking may also occur.
The results are both immediate and progressive. After the treatment, your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. Over the next three to six months, you’ll see more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long lasting but also depend on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin regimen.
The doctors at U.S. Dermatology Partners can provide you with more information on how Fraxel may be beneficial to you.
*Results may vary by individual