A host of skin conditions can be rectified with the use of Fraxel®. This procedure can be successfully performed at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology for patients who live in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County.
Filling in wrinkles, erasing scars, and diminishing liver spots can all be successfully done with Fraxel®. A safe option backed by extensive research, patients who are looking for an effective way to improve their skin’s appearance may want to consider Fraxel®.
What is Fraxel®?
Fraxel® is the process of using a safe, non-ablative laser (light energy) to help resurface damaged skin and uncover the youthful skin you desire. It takes place in a physician’s office and is performed with the aid of a special hand piece. It does not require any anesthesia to be used since most patients experience only minimal discomfort. A typical procedure lasts anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
Benefits of Fraxel®
- Tone and texture are improved
- Wrinkles around the eyes are reduced.
- Unwanted brown spots are erased.
- The appearance of acne scars and surgical scars is improved.
- Effective treatment of pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratosis).
- Excellent treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and back.
How does Fraxel® work?
Fraxel® works by using patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin, where it whisks away minor imperfections such as scars, fine lines, and age spots. While doing so, it also stimulates your body’s own natural healing process to produce higher levels of collagen, which is something that naturally slows down as a person ages. Old and damaged cells are replaced, which results in tighter skin that also has a more even tone and a healthy glow. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing.
What conditions can Fraxel® treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles, particularly the “crow’s feet” around a person’s eyes
- Acne and acne scars
- Age spots
- Damage due to over-exposure to the sun
- Melasma, which are irregular dark patches that appear on the face
What is the advantage of Fraxel over other resurfacing technologies?
Unlike the traditional aggressive non-fractional resurfacing lasers, the Fraxel laser employs fractional resurfacing by treating only a fraction of the skin surface, as opposed to the entire skin surface. This allows for a much more rapid healing time while producing visible improvements in skin texture, tone, color, and wrinkle reduction. The downside of non-fractional resurfacing lasers has been a lengthy recovery period, with prolonged redness, pain, and potential side effects such as hyperpigmentation and scarring.
What should I expect after Fraxel® treatments?
A small surface area of the skin is targeted during a short, comfortable 30-minute procedure. Depending on the level of the treatment, patients typically experience minor redness and swelling that may dimish as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. Over the next week or two, your skin will naturally bronze. As treatment sessions continue, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat. Similar to a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally and fresher, glowing and smoother looking and feeling skin will be revealed.
Who is a good candidate for Fraxel®?
Patients who have good circulation and a healthy immune system can normally withstand this procedure very easily. Those who are taking medications that make them especially sensitive to sunlight may need to stop taking these drugs for about a week beforehand.
How many treatment sessions will be needed?
Multiple treatments are typically required to produce desired outcomes. Depending on the condition being treated, as many as five sessions may be necessary. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. The staff at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment and your preferred downtime.
When will results be noticed?
The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next three to six months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen.
How long will the results last?
Fraxel® results are intended to be long-lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition, and skin care regimen.
With Fraxel®, it’s possible to improve the texture of the skin while tightening it at the same time. This makes one of these procedures ideal for people who want to avoid surgery yet have multiple issues they would like to address.
How Much Does Fraxel® Cost?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make Fraxel® affordable and accessible for everyone, Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of Fraxel®.
Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology is a leading provider of Fraxel® laser treatments in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County. Residents can contact the office at 561-805-9399.