Fraxel Dual Laser: Protects against skin cancer while making your skin look young againSeptember 3, 2016
How can Fraxel Laser make your skin more resistant to skin cancer?
New research has shown that, in addition to repairing your skin, Fraxel can actually help you defend against skin cancer.
Fraxel creates thousands of microscopic laser wounds on the skin, which triggers a healing process. As a response, the skin (really the cells) produces new collagen which will revitalize your skin with a smoother, younger look.
What this healing response also does, as researchers have discovered, is make use of the older cells of your skin to produce substances that are protective against skin cancer. With Fraxel, people now have more than just sunscreens to protect themselves.
What is Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment?
The Fraxel Dual/Restore Laser Treatment is a fractional laser technology that treats skin issues including fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration/brown pigmentation, and scarring. The Fraxel Dual laser combines 2 lasers into 1 treatment session: the first laser builds collagen to improve texture and the second removes brown pigmentation. The combination is perfect to improve sun damaged skin.
What is unique and advanced about the Fraxel Dual Laser is that it can actually treat multiple areas during one single session – no need to endure series of treatments for different areas any more. It is the perfect choice for people who want to revitalize and improve the overall quality of their skin. Although Fraxel is not surgery, patients can choose to combine Fraxel with other procedures to achieve their desired results.
Typical procedure of Fraxel
Most patients tolerate the procedure with just a topical numbing cream that is applied to the skin for about 45 minutes to one hour. For those patients who do not want to feel anything, we also offer “Friendly Fraxel” Treatments. These treatments are performed with twilight anesthesia and you can ask our staff for more information. The actual Fraxel treatment takes about 20 – 30 minutes, but you should plan on staying at the center for about 2 hours.
It is normal to experience a hot and prickly sensation during the duration of the treatment only, and redness and a slight hot sensation afterwards. Ice and cool compresses are all that is needed afterwards. Patients can apply makeup immediately after the treatment if they so choose.
How can I prepare for it?
In terms of preparation, each patient will have a consultation with Dr. Ahn to determine whether she is a candidate for the treatment, and what is necessary to prepare. Some patients might need to apply hydroquinone to their skin about 4 – 6 weeks prior to their treatment.
How many treatments do I need?
Most patients will need just one treatment to improve texture and reduce brown pigmentation. In cases of acne scarring, stretch marks or more severe sun damage, multiple treatments spaced about 1 month apart may be necessary. To maintain the results, patients often choose to have one treatment per year.
Why choose The Aesthetic Wellness Center and Dr. Ahn?
The Aesthetic Wellness Center has been performing Fraxel treatments since 2006. The Aesthetic Wellness Center was one of the first office’s to provide Fraxel Dual Laser Treatments in the New England Area. Since then, we have performed thousands of Fraxel treatments for our patients. Our staff are truly experts in treating patients with the Fraxel laser.