Fraxel is a fractional skin resurfacing treatment, which means it only targets a fraction of the skin at a time.
It is a non-invasive, microscopic laser that penetrates your skin to encourage new collagen and elastin growth i.e It smooths wrinkles and scars, fades brown spots, and basically resurfaces your entire skin tone. Unlike with really aggressive lasers.
The Fraxel Dual laser uses two wavelengths -1550 and 1927 to address different skin concerns on the face, neck, chest, hands, legs—just about anywhere.
The laser treatment takes —about 15 to 25 minutes, but you should expect to factor in at least another 45 minutes for the topical anesthesia (numbing cream) to kick in before getting started.
With the 1927 wavelength, you can lift away discoloration (hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage and pre-cancer spots), while the 1550 wavelength is designed to target and smooth your skin’s texture (fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring).
Though the laser is safe for all skin tones, it might not be the best choice for anyone with melasma (a complex form of hyperpigmentation), since melasma can worsen under the effects of a Fraxel laser. For these patients, an even less aggressive laser called Clear + Brilliant is recommended .
NOTE : A certified dermatologist will be in the best position to let you know whether or not your skin can handle the laser, so definitely schedule a consultation regardless.
FRAXEL LASER TREATMENT
Before commencement of fraxel laser treatment, its advisable to adhere to the following-
- Stop using any retinoids, peels, acids, or products that can cause skin sensitivity for a full a week before your treatment.
- Inform your doctor ahead of time if you find yourself in an acne showdown.
If you’re in the middle of a really intense breakout, your dermatologist may postpone treatment until your zits have calmed down.
COST OF TREATMENT
The cost varies depending on your skin condition, your insurance plan, and your location. most Fraxel costs around $1,500 per treatment for just the face, and up to $2,000 if you add on the neck and chest.
The Fraxel Dual laser actually has minimal side effects and downtime (at least, in comparison to other intense lasers). The patient should expect the following as side effects –
The above side effect settles in less than a week.
On average, though the results of a Fraxel Dual treatment last at least a year, but it varies broadly from patient to patient. The result achieved totally depends on the patient’s hair color, eye color, and complexion. (discoloration tends to return faster on patients with blonde or red hair than on someone with darker hair).
The number of sessions required, is dependent on the fraxel wavelength treatment chosen, Although one treatment can decrease 80 percent of the skin discoloration problem.
With the 1550 wavelength (the one for smoothing texture), you usually need 3 – 5 treatments spaced four weeks apart.
With the 1927 wavelength (the one used for skin pigment fading ).
POST -TREATMENT RULES
- Do not to go to the Gym for the first weeks after treatment
- Do not try to cool your skin with an ice pack, which could cause an ice burn
- Washing your face twice a day during recovery to keep the area clean and making sure to only use a gentle cleanser – ( No Make-up, chemical or physical exfoliators)
- Apply vitamin C serum every morning
- Following it up with a lightweight moisturizer 3 – 4 times a day.
- Do not go out in the sun
Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment is great for your skin………Have a skin discoloration , scar, wrinkle, brown spot problem you need to fix Asap…….you should totally try it out.
Do not forget to always seek Expert Advice.
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