Are you ready for a way to get rid of age spots and fine lines without surgery? Fraxel treatment might be the way to go. But what is Fraxel treatment? The Fraxel method is an FDA-approved laser technology to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin pigmentation, shrink stretch marks, and decrease sun damage. The revolutionary treatment renews the skin’s surface and restores a youthful glow and builds confidence. Here’s what you need to know:
How It Works
The Fraxel laser penetrates the skin with a microscopic laser column, less than the diameter of a hair follicle, which triggers a response in the body to naturally repair the tiny wounds. The body’s natural healing process accelerates the production of collagen and healthy new skin cells. Your body is creating new skin from the inside out.
What to Expect
When you arrive, the clinical technical will clean the treatment area and apply a cream to desensitize the treatment area, which can take up to an hour. After the cream takes effect, the cream is removed and the procedure begin. Each case is different, but generally patients feel a “pins and needles” sensation during the procedure.The treatment itself takes about 20-30 minutes, not including the numbing period.
When You See Results
Immediately following the procedure your skin will feel and look red, similar to a sunburn. To help ease discomfort, ice packs can be used for a duration of 10 minutes at a time. We also recommend arnica gel that we can provide for better healing. The redness will subside over the course of 2-5 days and patients can resume normal activities and even wear make-up. If you plan to have the treatment for a special occasion like a wedding or family reunion, plan the procedure at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
If you’re ready to try Fraxel laser treatments or want more information on what fraxel treatment is, visit Vivia Center in McLean, VA and make an appointment for a FREE skin consultation and look younger this summer!