Fraxel laser is perhaps one of the most technologically advanced procedures currently available. It works by making tiny, controlled injuries to the skin, which will stimulate the production of new collagen. As the skin repairs these tiny injuries, it also works to grow new skin cells and heal the older damage visible from sun exposure and other problems. This unique approach creates a dramatic result in patients experiencing sun damage, stretch marks, and wrinkles and fine lines.
One of the biggest missed conceptions about Fraxel is that everyone is a candidate no matter what their skin types and that Fraxel can treat melasma, but this is not true. There is a higher risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation when treating patients. When it comes to damage from the sun, Fraxel is especially effective against these side effects. Fraxel differs from traditional laser treatments by sweeping the superficial lasers of the skin, which are typically the most damaged by sun exposure. It breaks up the skin cells over these trouble areas, and stimulates the production of new cells to repair the skin tissue. By erasing this sun exposure from your skin, you can keep it healthier and younger-looking for longer.
Fraxel can penetrate the skin at the dermis level where stretch marks originate and stimulate the production of elastin and collagen (a protein rich compound) which brings about the repair and rejuvenation of skin tissue. Essentially damaged skin is removed, and the fibers of the skin are repaired. Fraxel can reduce stretch marks, improve the texture and make them look better, but stretch marks are still an area where we improve the problem but don’t remove it. Fraxel also has the ability to diminish wrinkles and lines and leaving the skin with a younger, healthier appearance. By poking tiny microscopic holes in the skin which trigger the skin’s own healing process and stimulate new collagen production.
The great thing about the Fraxel laser is that it is completely safe, with no known side effects when used appropriately. It is also definitely more effective than most lotions and creams, especially when considering the quick time frame in which positive results are obtained.
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