Because Fraxel treatments are done in sections – not the entire body at once – your body’s surrounding tissue stays put, allowing you to heal quickly for a short recovery period. After a single treatment, the skin is resurfaced to promote a smooth, youthful-looking complexion. Most patients only need one or two sessions to achieve their desired results.
Fraxel laser treatment improves the texture and tone of your skin, removing acne scars and any dimpling and discoloration. Hyperpigmentation – brown spots caused by excessive sun exposure – is dramatically reduced.
Fraxel laser treatment is also helpful for reducing signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet can be eliminated with regular Fraxel treatments. Fraxel treatment can also reduce scars caused by acne and surgery. It promotes new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
The entire process is quick and relatively painless. A Fraxel treatment takes about 20-25 minutes for the entire face. There may be slight discomfort after the treatment, but the feeling is similar to a sensation of heat, like sunburn. The skin will look bronzed afterward, but any pain typically goes away within a few hours. Swelling may last several days.
There is minimal downtime required after a Fraxel treatment. However, more aggressive treatments may require some downtime. You can go back to work or participate in sports and social activities soon after a treatment.
There are many types of nonsurgical skin resurfacing treatments available on the market. Consider everything before making the choice to use Fraxel laser for healthy skin.