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August 23, 2015

Could Fraxel could be your answer to wrinkles and discoloration?

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Fraxel is a pioneering fractional laser technology that addresses the visible effects of aging. It is a solution for people seeking to improve the overall quality of their skin. Although Fraxel wouldn’t take the place of surgery, it can complement surgical procedures and further refine results.

How does Fraxel repair skin?

The Aesthetic Wellness Center has been using Fraxel lasers to treat the skin since 2006. The Fraxel laser targets damaged skin with thousands of microscopic laser columns that penetrate the layers of the skin.  The laser columns trigger a healing process in the skin, which produces collagen in the treated areas. This results in smoother, more youthful looking skin.

For skin discoloration caused by sunspots or aging, we use a combination of the 1550 and 1927 wavelength Fraxel DUAL lasers. Discoloration may return without proper application of sunscreen and sun protection; therefore, it is important to reapply sunscreen and wear a hat if you are in the sun for long periods of time. In the case of melasma, which is a chronic condition, patients may see the discoloration return, making maintenance treatments essential.

(Click to read about the Fraxel treatment process.)

How many treatments do I need?

Depending on the issue being treated and its severity, many patients will need one to two treatments to begin. In some cases, multiple treatments are recommended to achieve the desired results. Ideally, patients should receive one treatment per year to keep up with their results and undo any damage created over the course of the year.

How long does Fraxel last?

The results of a Fraxel treatment can last for an extended period of time – consider how long it takes for skin damage to occur. It is important to properly maintain your outcome with a high quality sunscreen and good skin care for long lasting results.