Learn About Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Learn what to expect with laser skin rejuvenation.

Fraxel Laser for Skin Rejuvenation

Considering Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation? You’re making a great choice – Fraxel is an excellent way to freshen your face, and we know that you will love your results.

What Is Fraxel?

Fraxel Re:store and Fraxel Dual are resurfacing and skin rejuvenation lasers that are designed to stimulate collagen growth below the skin surface.  Fraxel lasers target aging and sun-damaged skin. The Fraxel laser penetrates the thickness of the skin with many microscopic laser beams that produce tiny holes or spots on the skin. The old and damaged skin cells are removed so that your body can naturally heal with fresh, healthy, new skin. Fraxel treatments can be safely done on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.

Who is a Good Candidate for Fraxel Treatments?

There is no age or gender restrictions on who can have Fraxel treatments for skin rejuvenation. Fraxel can be used on Fitzpatrick skin types of 1-4 or on tanned skin. Good candidates for Fraxel are people with:

1. Sun-damaged skin,

2. Aging skin,

3. Melasma,

4. Irregularly pigmented skin,

5. Mild to moderate wrinkles, or

6. Acne or surgical scarring

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The procedure takes around an hour but you will want to numb before the treatment. I would plan on from numbing to completion around 90 minutes. Generally, people need 4-6 treatments spaced about 6 weeks apart.

What Results Can I Expect?

You can expect a significant reduction in superficial wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, improved appearance of skin tone and texture, and unwanted brown spots significantly improved. You can expect an improved appearance of acne and surgical scarring but these may take several treatments.

Before Beginning Fraxel Treatment:

1. Come in for a consultation:

If you’re considering Fraxel laser treatment, the first thing you should do is schedule a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. If you’ve undergone or are currently undergoing Accutane treatment, using skincare products with retinol or antibiotics, or have a proclivity for severe scarring, Fraxel may not be right for you.

2. Avoid sun-sensitive medications:

Avoid medications and skincare products that make your skin sensitive to the sun. These kinds of medications include some antibiotics and products that contain retinol or vitamin A.

3. Avoid sun exposure and tanning:

We also suggest that you avoid sun exposure for at least two to three weeks before your Fraxel treatment we can’t do Fraxel if you have a sunburn.

Post-Fraxel Care:

You Can Prepare for After Your Fraxel Procedure By …

  • Placing ice packs on your face to soothe the treated area.
  • Staying hydrated to reduce excess fluid.
  • Avoiding alcohol and caffeinated beverages as they will dehydrate you.
  • Avoiding harsh skincare products, acne treatments and exfoliation for two to three weeks.
  • Using a quality moisturizer and wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

Want to learn more about what to expect when you’re having Fraxel laser skin therapy? Call Innovations Medical at 214-643-8665 for a consultation.