What is involved in a Fraxel treatment?
Fraxel is a laser treatment like no other – thousands of microscopic beams (about a tenth of the width of a hair) penetrate the skin. These tiny beams make tiny wounds, which trigger the body's natural healing process. It's this process that causes collagen and elastin – the natural building blocks of skin – to grow, encouraging the tightening, smoothening and refreshing of your skin so that you appear more youthful.
Is Fraxel safe?
Yes - in the hands of an expert it is completely safe. The precise laser beams only touch a fraction of the skin at a time (hence the name "Fraxel"), leaving the rest of the skin untouched. This allows your skin to heal more quickly compared to traditional laser treatment or chemical peels.
Is there any downtime after a Fraxel treatment?
For light Fraxel treatments, there is no downtime. Your skin will be red after treatment and will become dry and flaky over the next few days, but this can be easily masked with make-up. For deeper treatments, you may want to take a day or two off work; this is all discussed with your physician/clinician during your consultation.
What are the results of Fraxel and how long will they last?
In short, you will notice that your skin is smoother, tighter and clearer, with reduced pore size and an obvious improvement in texture. Sun spots and small irregularities will also be diminished. Your results, and the duration of those results, will depend on your particular skin problem, the level of Fraxel treatment you have (light or deep) and the number of treatments you have.