How Can Fraxel® Help You?
Fraxel®, a skin rejuvenation laser treatment, helps you remove years from your appearance and regain a more youthful look. Fraxel treatment affects a fraction of tissue at a time with thousands of microscopic laser columns—each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle.
The laser columns gradually remove older skin cells and stimulate a natural healing process that works from the inside out, which replaces damaged tissue with younger, smoother, healthier skin.
Who Is Fraxel For?
Fraxel is safe for all skin colors and can be used on people of all ages. Fraxel treatment precisely targets water in the skin—not melanin—and therefore may be safe and effective for all skin tones. Fraxel treatment works not only on the face, but also on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands.
Preparing For Treatment
To reduce any discomfort, an anesthetic cream will be applied to your skin up to an hour before the treatment begins. You’ll also be given safety glasses to protect your eyes from the laser’s light. The Fraxel treatment itself generally takes about 25 minutes.
What to Expect
Results are immediate, although you’ll notice the biggest improvement several weeks later, after the skin has effectively healed and produced new, healthy cells.
After the procedure, depending on the aggressiveness of your Fraxel treatment, you will have some degree of redness, swelling or a sunburn sensation, which are signs that your body’s natural healing process is building new skin from the inside out. You can return to routine activities in as little as one hour or, for more aggressive treatments, as few as a few days. To protect your skin after treatment, wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least three months, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun.
Call Masdon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery at (256) 571-8450 for more information or to schedule an appointment.