What Is Fraxel Laser?
Fraxel Laser, also known as fractional laser therapy, is a cosmetic procedure used for laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. It is a non-invasive or minimally invasive laser treatment that helps improve the texture, tone, and appearance of the skin.
How Does It Work?
Fraxel Laser works by delivering precise, targeted beams of light energy to the skin’s surface, creating micro-injuries in the skin while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process, resulting in the replacement of damaged skin cells with healthy, new tissue.
Here’s how Fraxel Laser is used in skin resurfacing:
Before the procedure, a dermatologist or trained healthcare provider will assess your skin condition to determine if Fraxel Laser is suitable for your specific concerns. It can address various skin issues, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, age spots, and uneven skin tone.
Depending on the provider’s recommendations, you may be advised to prepare your skin with specific skincare products or avoid sun exposure in the days leading up to the procedure.
During the Fraxel Laser procedure, the laser hand-piece is applied to the treatment area. The laser energy is delivered in a fractional pattern, meaning it creates a grid of tiny, evenly spaced micro-thermal zones on the skin’s surface. This controlled damage prompts the body’s natural collagen production and accelerates the turnover of damaged skin cells.
After the treatment, the skin will appear red and may feel slightly swollen and sensitive, similar to a sunburn. This is a normal part of the healing process. Over the next few days to weeks, the damaged skin will gradually shed, revealing healthier, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin underneath.
Depending on your specific skin concerns and the severity of the issues, you may require multiple Fraxel Laser sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results.
Benefits of Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing
Improved skin texture and tone
Fraxel Laser can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars, as well as enhance overall skin texture and tone.
It can effectively target and fade areas of hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and melasma.
The controlled injury stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer and more youthful-looking skin.
Compared to traditional laser resurfacing, Fraxel Laser typically requires less downtime and has fewer side effects.
It can be used on various parts of the body, not just the face.
While Fraxel Laser is generally considered safe and effective, it’s essential to consult with a qualified dermatologist or healthcare provider to determine if it’s the right treatment for your skin concerns and to ensure you receive proper guidance and aftercare. Also, follow post-procedure instructions diligently to optimise results and minimise the risk of complications.