What Is Fraxel Resurfacing?
Fraxel resurfacing is a procedure that helps improve the skin’s appearance without surgery. It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including discoloration, acne scars, sunspots, wrinkles, and fine lines. The Fraxel laser only targets a small portion of the skin. The surrounding area is left undamaged, which allows the person to recover more quickly.
The Fraxel laser works by encouraging the production of new collagen. This helps give the skin a more vibrant and healthier appearance. Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, the Fraxel laser does not remove any skin. The laser passes through the epidermis and reaches the target area. That is why this procedure is more comfortable than laser or chemical peels.
Am I A Candidate For Fraxel Resurfacing?
People who are just starting to notice the signs of aging will benefit from Fraxel resurfacing. Those who have sunspots and scars can also get Fraxel resurfacing. However, during your consultation, our team will determine whether this procedure is right for you and your skin.
What to Expect During and After Fraxel Resurfacing
A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to this procedure, and treatment typically takes between 20 and 40 minutes. You may experience a heat sensation during your treatment. Following the procedure, your skin may look and feel as though it has been sunburnt. These side effects are normal. The redness will fade over the first couple of days following treatment.
We will give you specific instructions for caring for your skin after getting Fraxel resurfacing. You can wear makeup the day after your procedure. You are also encouraged to wear sunscreen in order to protect your skin from sunburn. Your skin will be extra-sensitive as it is healing, so take extra precautions if you plan to be in the sun.
Expected Recovery Time
No downtime is necessary. Patients can usually return to their normal activities after they get Fraxel resurfacing. The minor irritation that one experiences after getting this procedure will usually go away within a few days.
What Type Of Results Can I Expect From Fraxel Resurfacing?
This procedure can give you amazing results. However, the type of results that one gets from this procedure can vary from person to person. Some patients may need to get more than one treatment in order to get optimal results. Patients can expect to experience anywhere from 20 to 70 percent improvement in the treatment area after getting Fraxel resurfacing.
Schedule Your Consultation
At Breeze Laser Center in Orlando, our team will work with you to determine the best skin care regimen for your needs. Contact Breeze Laser Center today to schedule you consultation with one of our skin care specialists.