- Acne and Surgical Scars
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Skin Texture and Tone
- Skin Laxity and Appearance
Who wouldn’t want to have younger, healthier looking skin? My patients commonly express this concern. Whether it is sun damage, acne scars, fine wrinkles or surgical scars, we have a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments to help you look and feel your best.
Fraxel® is a fractionated laser, which delivers light energy to the skin in narrow columns, treating only a specified percentage of the targeted skin. This compares to conventional lasers which deliver the energy in a continuous manner that covers the entire surface of the treated area. This makes Fraxel® very safe and reduces down-time compared to conventional treatment. This “fractional” treatment allows your skin to heal faster than if the entire area were treated at once.
Our experience with Fraxel® has been that it gives patients a general “glow”, where their skin looks radiant and alive. It works very well in reducing acne and surgical scars. It is important to understand that nothing can eliminate a scar completely, but Fraxel® is a very effective treatment, especially when combined with fillers, skin care, other rejuvenative procedures such as CO2 laser. Even after one session, patients notice an improvement, which continues to get better with each subsequent treatment. Most patients need 3-5 treatments. Best results are achieved by combining Fraxel® with our professional skin care products and facials.
Fraxel® is also approved by the FDA for the treatment of fine wrinkles. Patients notice an immediate improvement (within a month) and see further improvement over 3-9 months thanks to the fact that it stimulates collagen production in the skin. Many clinics do treatments once a month, which can be useful if you are treating skin discolouration only. I find that most patients benefit from a series of 3-5 treatments spaced 3-6 months apart, especially for wrinkles and scars.
Sun damaged skin benefits greatly from Fraxel® as well as topical creams such as SkinMedica’s Lytera Skin Brightening system, Elta MD sunscreen and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. Most patients notice improvement within one or two sessions. Since Fraxel® works below the surface, it stimulates production of healthier skin and therefore has a long- lasting effect.
Down time is manageable with 3-7 days of redness and minimal swelling that can be covered by makeup. Call our office for your personalized consultation.