The Fraxel Effect
Fraxel uses precise Fractional laser technology to penetrate deep within the layers of the skin to target problem areas. The laser clears the skin of poor quality cells creating a rapid acceleration in collagen content. As a result, the skin becomes smoother, more refined and bright. The fractional technology treats effectively, yet gently, enabling the skin to heal as rapidly as possible.
Life changes our skin. Fraxel laser treatments repair and restore it without surgery or the downtime involved to allow for healing. Over time our skin becomes damaged by unavoidable exposure to the sun, air pollution, stress, fatigue, smoking and other life and age related challenges. All of these stressors cause damage. Fraxel is the perfect solution for people who want their skin to look younger, but don’t want to look fake and can’t afford a lot of time away from their work or social life. These remarkable results and convenience have rapidly made Fraxel one of our most popular treatments.
Fraxel is ideal for treating common concerns, including
As you age, your skin’s collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them. The slowed remodelling of these skin-tightening proteins causes your skin to thin, droop and lose elasticity which often leads to winkles, furrows and fine lines.
If you have wrinkles on your face or around your eyes, you’ve probably had a wonderful life, rich with laughter and emotional experiences. Expressions like smiling, laughing, pondering and squinting naturally involve the contraction of muscles which can lead to wrinkles, furrows and fine lines.
Acne and Surgical Scars
Scars are depressions or indentations in the skin that occur after a medical condition such as acne or after a surgical incision. Especially when they’re on the face or other visible areas, scars can carry the stigma of adolescent acne long after the acne is gone, or they can serve as unpleasant reminders of a past surgery.
Acne scars can occur as the skin heals from pimples, whiteheads and blackheads that form when oil, bacteria and dead cells get stuck below the skin’s surface. Acne scars are typically indented marks or raised red areas that sometimes give the skin a wavy appearance. Surgical scars, meanwhile, form naturally as skin heals from an incision.
Laser Treatment for Pigmentation Correction
Fraxel has many uses and benefits, including correcting skin pigmentation problems.
Please consider that this treatment won’t make your skin lighter than what your original melanin production ever was. It will, however, return your skin to its colour and condition before sun damage. Multiple sessions are required, but the results are amazing.
Malasma is most common in women and affects about forty five million people worldwide. It appears as irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose. Like most other pigmented lesions, Melasma is not dangerous, but it can be a self-confidence crusher, prompting many women to hide behind a mask of make-up.
Melasma is most common during hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. So instead of celebrating the beauty of motherhood, women with Melasma wear what’s often called “the mask of pregnancy”.
Age and Sunspots
Age spots are due more to sunning than ageing. These spots, also called sunspots, brown spots or liver spots, are flat, uneven dark patches on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms and other areas that are regularly exposed to the sun. Though usually harmless, these blotchy brownish patches can make you look and feel older than you really are.
In the sun, your body reacts by producing a pigment called melanin to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin may overreact by producing too much melanin. That increased pigmentation can result in age spots, which fall into a broad medical category called “pigmented lesions.”
Actinic Keratosis (AK)
Actinic Keratosis (AK) is a common pre-cancerous skin condition that appear as a scaly or crusty growth in areas that are frequently exposed to sunlight. People who have fair complexions are more prone to AKs than are people with medium or dark skin.
Although Actinic Keratosis is considered a pre-cancerous condition, it is very treatable. Standard therapies include topical ointments, freezing, surgical excision and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) . Now physicians are increasingly turning to lasers, such as Fraxel technology, to effectively treat AKs.
Over the years, your skin is exposed to sun, air pollution, stress, fatigue and lifestyle factors such as smoking. It all can affect your skin’s texture, colour and tightness.
To resurface your skin and correct imperfections, there are many options from chemical peels to dermabrasion. But unlike other remedies that scrape, peel and cut the surface of your skin, Fraxel laser treatment has been cleared by the FDA to safely, gently and effectively resurface your skin from the inside out. That means improved texture, more even tone and smoother skin, all with minimal risks, and without discomfort and prolonged downtime of other procedures.
Why Choose Fraxel:
Please Note: NO TANNING OF ANY KIND IS POSSIBLE DURING OR THREE MONTHS POST TREATMENT
Some of the content above is from the manufacturer’s website. To learn more, visit www.fraxel.com
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