Fraxel Laser Treatment: What You Should Know

August 10, 2023 12:27 pm Published by

If you have been searching for a non-invasive way to resolve your personal skin issues and you were about to give up, along comes the Fraxel Laser. If you have sun damaged and aging skin, read about the Fraxel Laser treatment and how it can help restore your skin’s youth.

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This non-invasive procedure using a laser to remove outer layers of damaged skin will go deep down and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. This accelerates collagen production to aid in healing. It only treats a tiny bit of skin tissue at a time, allowing for the tissue surrounding the affected area to remain intact.

Whether it’s acne scars, sun spots, or wrinkles and lines around your eyes, you can practically peel away the top layer of skin to reveal new healthy skin underneath. Enlarged oil glands, hyperpigmentation, crow’s feet, sagging skin, uneven skin tone and even warts will be gone.

Who Qualifies?

You would be a good candidate for the Fraxel Laser treatment if you are in good health but have age spots and other imperfections on your face you would like to minimize. Talk to Dr. Meena Jain if you have questions about your candidacy before scheduling the procedure.

Not everyone is a candidate. You would be disqualified if you have an infection, extensive breakouts, or open wounds.

What to Expect During and After the Procedure

The first step is to fully cleanse your face. A topical anesthetic will be applied about 45 to 60 minutes prior to the procedure, so any discomfort during the treatment is minimized. Some patients say it feels prickly but not painful.

The actual laser treatment lasts 15 to 25 minutes for the full face.

After the procedure expect the following:

  • You will feel like you have a mild sunburn.
  • Downtime will be 5 to 7 days or less to allow any swelling, redness, and peeling to resolve.
  • Use moisturizer to reduce peeling.
  • Apply sunblock SPF30 to the treated areas daily.

After 6 to 8 weeks your skin will look refreshed and continue to improve. Depending on the level of treatment, the results can last a full 12 months, or you may need several treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart. You and Dr. Jain can discuss the timing and number of re-treatments required to meet your goals.

Benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatments

If you are looking for a non-invasive way to minimize and diminish age spots, fine lines, and other imperfections, the Fraxel Laser treatment should be at the top of your list.

Your skin will be smoother and younger looking with improved tone and texture. The fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes will be reduced as well as any brown spots.

You will be amazed at how much better any acne scars or even surgical scars will appear after treatments.

Make an appointment with an experienced specialist like Dr. Meena Jain to perform the Fraxel Laser treatments. Call (727) 343-9004 to schedule an appointment at our medspa in St. Petersburg.