Many years ago, there wasn’t an array of options that could help rejuvenate and reverse premature aging as they are today. Most people used surgery to fight the effects of premature aging brought about by stress, fatigue, skin exposure to the sun, pollution, and other effects. According to NCBI, the first Fractional Thermolysis (FT) technology was made available in 2004, and since then the number of FT technologies in the marketplace has drastically increased. One such treatment is the Fraxel Laser treatment. What is it and how can it be used to treat various skin problems?
What is Fraxel laser treatment?
Fraxel laser treatment is a type of Fractional resurfacing treatment that helps improve the quality of your skin. The revolutionary treatment addresses bothersome skin problems like scars, sun damage, wrinkles, acne and other skin problems, including brown spots. This proven non-invasive technology reverses all the visible effect of skin damage and aging naturally. It also rejuvenates your skin, helping you have back your youthful skin.
Fraxel laser treatment technology delivers microscopic laser beams into the skin. The beams burns off the layers of the skin, heat both the epidermis and dermis to allow for superficial and deep treatment. The skin resurfacing effects offer desirable results, is painless and quick to heal.
What Fraxel laser technology treats?
Although scars and brown spots can be treated using the Fraxel Laser, this treatment is commonly used to:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Treat severe sun damage
- Improve sun damage, pigmentation, and sunspots
- Erase brown/age spots
- Improve surgical and acne scars appearance
- Effectively treat Actinic Keratosis, (AK) or pre-cancerous lesions.
For instance, for acne scarring, Fraxel Laser treatments are more effective when compared to other topical treatments. The laser beams go deep into the skin allowing your skin to break up the scar tissues clouding your skin textural difference. Other treatments can’t get that deep. The effects improve your skin appearance and texture. Most people prefer having laser applied to different parts of the face or the whole face, but others use it on the décolletage, neck, arms and even the hands.
Different types of Fraxel Lasers
Fraxel laser offers three main types of laser treatments specifically designed to help treat a range of skin problems caused by the natural effects of aging and other conditions. The three laser treatments include:
The Fraxel re:fine laser system: the Fraxel re:fine lasers treat the earliest aging signs, including lighter age or sun damage spots and fine lines found around the eyes. The procedure helps smooth uneven skin tone, improves skin appearance and overall skin texture. Patients should go for four to six sessions to achieve efficacious results.
The Fraxel re:pair system: the re:pair laser is more aggressive than the Fraxel re:fine system. This system is designed to improve the skin texture and appearance. It does so by reducing brown spots and fine lines and reducing acne and surgical scar appearance. Three to five sessions will offer you satisfactory results.
Fraxel re:store laser system: the Fraxel re:store laser is considered the most aggressive among the three types of laser treatments. Unlike the re:fine and the re:pair, the Fraxel re:store laser relies on both the ablative and the non-ablative techniques. It’s also the most invasive ones since it’s mainly used to treat severely damaged skin and other skin problems such as wrinkles and deep lines. One treatment session of the re: store laser is usually enough to treat your skin. The recovery time is also substantially increased when compared to the other Fraxel laser treatments.
How do the Fraxel Laser treatment works and what to expect?
Traditionally the original treatment works below the surface of the skin. It works from the top down addressing imperfections of your skin. The Fraxel light or beams stimulate the natural collagen of the skin, helping rejuvenate the cells below the skin surface. The process also helps smooth the skin pockets and creases that cause scars and sprinkles. The results of the treatments are focused and constructive because it focusses on the targeted problem areas. Since the Fraxel laser focuses on the problem areas, the results are dramatic. The procedure stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, replacing cells with glowing, fresh, healthy skin.
How if Fraxel Laser treatment different from other procedures?
The non-invasive nature of the treatment is the main difference between the Fraxel and other skin rejuvenating procedures. The less downtime and dramatic and more modest results achieved with Fraxel treatments are other noticeable differences.
Fraxel Laser treatments are used to treat different skin problems. All types use almost the same mechanisms and the results are modest. They stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out. The collagen production and skin turnover help accelerate the natural healing process of the skin. For best results, allow your specialist to determine the best type for your skin and condition.