Facial skin is delicate and can quickly show signs of aging. Dark spots, wrinkles, and enlarged pores can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
For those seeking nonsurgical ways to rejuvenate their skin, consider Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing at our Westchester-area dermatology practice. It is an excellent all-in-one treatment that can help take years off your face using state-of-the-art technology.
How does Fraxel laser skin resurfacing work?
Fraxel lasers emit micro-beams of light that deeply penetrate the skin. These points of light remove old, damaged skin cells and stimulate the body’s natural healing response. This response prompts the skin to produce more collagen, which helps create a fresh, healthy glow. Treatments are performed mainly on the face, but it can also be used on other areas of delicate skin such as the neck, chest, and hands.
Any discomfort during treatment is managed with a topical anesthetic. Sessions take around 15 to 45 minutes each.
Why is Fraxel unique?
In the past, laser treatments typically required longer downtime and significant healing periods. Fraxel differs from these older laser treatments, using fractional photothermolysis (FP), which is less abrasive on the skin. Fractional photothermolysis sessions require less recovery time and are suitable for delicate, sensitive areas that other lasers cannot address.
What issues can Fraxel laser resurfacing treat?
People of all ages and skin types can usually achieve excellent results with Fraxel laser treatments. The treatments can address many different skincare issues, including:
- Sun damage
- Pigmentation problems
- Acne scarring
It is especially useful as an anti-aging treatment because it can smooth over fine lines and help tighten loose skin. Fraxel can also be paired with procedures such as Genius™ RF microneedling for even more significant anti-aging effects.
Who is an ideal Fraxel laser candidate?
Fraxel candidates are often 30 to 60 years old who wish to achieve smoother, tighter, more youthful-looking skin. It is an excellent treatment for men and women who want to firm saggy skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging.
Fraxel produces the best results when used in a series of sessions, so plan for each treatment to involve 5 to 7 days of downtime. Also, be sure to avoid unnecessary sun exposure after treatment. People with skin issues such as severe acne or cold sores should first consult with a board-certified dermatologist to see if this treatment is right for them.
Fraxel is an innovative anti-aging treatment that can take years off your appearance. It creates noticeable results that other procedures simply can’t re-create. View our before-and-after gallery to see examples from our own Fraxel patients. If you’re interested in learning more about our Westchester-area dermatology practice, request a consultation online or by calling (914) 241-3003.