Think of your skin as a family portrait or adigital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch up. Just as a damaged painting is delicately restored one small area at a time, or a photographic image is altered, pixel by pixel; Fraxel Laser Treatment improves your appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time withthousands of tiny microscopic laser spots.
How does Fraxel Laser Treatment from Laser East turn the clock back on aging?
After your very first Fraxel laser treatment you will begin to feel the difference in your skin as it gradually becomes softer, smoother, tighter and fresher. Fine lines around your eyes will noticeably fade as well asuneven coloring and the brown spots caused by aging and sun exposure.
How does Fraxel Laser Treatment works for you?
Fraxel Laser Treatment produces thousands of tinycolumns of treatment in your skin known as “micro thermaltreatment zones”. This treatment eliminates the old epidermal pigmented cells and penetrates deep into the dermis. Just as important though, are the areas of skin the Fraxel Laser leaves untouched. For every micro thermal 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. This allows the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy tighter tissue to replaceskin imperfections.
What is the perfect Fraxel Laser Treatment plan?
Before treatment you and your technician will discuss which area(s) of your skin is appropriate for treatment, what kind of results you can expect, what to look for after treatment and how often treatment will be scheduled. Fraxel Laser Treatment spares healthy tissue and is effective even on delicate skin areas, such as the neck, chest and hands.
By design, each Fraxel Laser Treatment targets between 20 and 25 percent of the skin’s surface. Clinical studies suggest that, on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions and spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending upon your condition and schedule, you and your physician may choose to space treatment sessions even farther apart. Results are immediate and progressive and optimal improvement is usually visible in about 2 to 3 months.
How do you prepare for treatment?
Fraxel Laser Treatment can be performed right in our med-spa. The treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed prior to the procedure. Next, 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 colored tint is then washed off after treatment.
What happens after treatment?
New epidermal skin develops immediately, within24 hours. This process of skin repair involves:
Bronzing: Your skin will have a bronze appearancefor 3 to 14 days, depending on the treatment level.
Flaking: Your skin will naturally and vigorously exfoliateas the reorganized skin replaces dead tissue. Flaking is similar to a minor sunburn, but without pain.Use of a moisturizer will mask the appearance of flaking.
Sunscreen: Use sunscreen at least twice daily to protect your skin from sun exposure during the healing phase and for several months after treatment. Apply a moisturizing sun block with an SPF of at least 30. For added protection from sunlight, use wide-brimmed hats.
Over the following weeks and months, the body repairs the deeper dermal tissues that have been affected by Fraxel Laser Treatment, producing beneficial changes that continue to improve over the next 2 to 3 months.