The Fraxel Laser is a tool that allows the aesthetic doctor to perform a non-ablative fractional resurfacing. It is recommended for treating facial wrinkles, acne scars, melasma, general scars and stretch marks.
In the field of fractional lasers, the Fraxel is recognized as the most advanced machine, the only one to have FDA certification precisely for the treatment of melasma.
How the Fraxel Laser works
The Fraxel Laser produces, without breaking the last layer of the skin, thousands of “little holes” (micro-columns of MTZ thermal activity). This activity eliminates pigmented cells and penetrates deep into the dermis, both hitting the affected areas in a fractional way, and leaving the adjacent tissue intact. By doing so, the treated skin is able to heal much faster than with traditional systems. Further, there is no risk of visible scars. In fact, the “fractional” treatment favors the natural healing process, thanks to which the imperfect skin is replaced by new tissues.
Fraxel Laser results
It is an extremely safe, minimally invasive, and very effective method to repair and erase both the signs of aging as well as typical problems of photoaging (damage from sun exposure) from the skin.
As a result, the epidermis appears brighter, more radiant and younger, with a visible improved texture. It can be used both on the face and body.
For whom it is appropriate
The Fraxel Laser is particularly effective for treating superficial wrinkles and skin imperfections such as melasma, photoaging sunspots, seborrheic keratosis, various scars (especially from acne) and for reducing stretch marks.
From 18 years onwards.
Treatment with Fraxel laser lasts a few minutes, but the patient will have to stay in the clinic at least 40 minutes for the application of the anesthetic cream.
Sessions and frequency
From 2 to 6 sessions for skin spots and scars, every 40 days. 2 sessions a year for skin rejuvenation, better during winter and at the beginning of spring.
Following treatment, the application of total-screen sun protection is essential. The skin appears quite red, like after a sunburn, but the redness starts subsiding from the next morning, and disappears in a couple of days. However, you can put on make-up and immediately resume any activities.
According to Advanced Dermatology PC and Roslyn Heights (NY), “the primary benefit of the Fraxel Laser is that it can safely treat pigment-producing cells while protecting the outer layer of skin.”
Image team led by Prof. Carlo Tremolada performs aesthetic medicine treatments with Fraxel laser in Milan.
It is possible to view before and after photos of Fraxel laser treatments directly at Image Regenerative Clinic.
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