A healthy complexion is a lot harder to achieve than most people realize, and yet it’s not impossible. With the help of treatments like Fraxel® laser resurfacing, women and men can improve some of the most common (and most troubling) facial problems for a healthy, youthful glow.
1. Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are typically among the earliest signs of facial aging—which is probably what makes them some of the most distressing signs of aging as well. Laser resurfacing sloughs away damaged skin cells that contribute to a worn, aged look to reveal a younger, smoother complexion. Fraxel® can also be combined with additional treatments, like dermal fillers for deeper lines and folds or BOTOX® Cosmetic for dynamic wrinkles.
2. Acne Scars
It’s a rare teenager who manages to escape high school or early college without at least a few acne scars on his or her face. Recognized as one of the best treatments for acne and other facial scarring, Fraxel® can improve even deeper icepick scars after several treatments that are spaced about a month apart. Choosing an experienced board-certified dermatologist is key for the best Fraxel® results.
3. Uneven Skin Tone
Problems with uneven skin tone can range from large diffuse patches (melasma) to tiny, darker sun spots and freckles. Fraxel® lightens the appearance of darker pigmented areas, helping them to look less noticeable for a more even skin tone overall. Treatments also improve the health of the skin, as sun spots actually result from damage at the cellular level that’s removed with laser resurfacing.