Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Fraxel Facials
What is a Fraxel Laser Facial?
Fraxel Facial Treatments use microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to accelerate your body’s production of collagen – targeting age spots, sunspots and fine lines.
Many other facial treatments only target the top, superficial layer of your facial skin (like microdermabrasion or chemical peels). Fraxel Facial Treatment actually resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells underneath the dermis – leaving skin plumper, smoother and more supple.
What Does a Fraxel Facial Do?
Because the Fraxel Laser actually stimulates the body’s production of collagen, there are many benefits to a Fraxel Facial, including:
- Smoother, plumper skin
- Improved tone, texture
- Increased skin elasticity
- Erasing age spots and brown spots
- Reducing fine lines around the eyes
How many Fraxel Facial Treatments will I Need?
The number of Fraxel Facial Treatments you will require will depend upon your type of skin and the specific issues you want to correct. Almost all patients begin to see visible results after just one Fraxel treatment. However, clinical studies suggest that, on average, 4 to 6 sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart will yield the optimal results.
We will assess your skin in your first consultation and let you know how many Fraxel Facial Treatments we recommend to achieve the best possible results for your skin. We offer reasonably priced packages that are more affordable than buying single treatments one at a time.
What Should I Expect After Fraxel Facial Treatment?
Minimal swelling and redness are the most common side effects from Fraxel Facial Treatments – and subsides within a day or two. You may also experience some mild itching, as well as dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed appearance.
With your doctor’s permission it is typically OK to wear make-up to reduce the red, sunburned appearance. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two, and your skin will flake and exfoliate normally. You can use an approved moisturizer to reduce the appearance of dry flakes.
Some results are immediate – however optimal improvement will usually be visible in 2 to 3 months after the skin’s collage has had sufficient time to regenerate.
Does Fraxel Facial Treatment Hurt?
Most of our patients describe only a “prickling” sensation during Fraxel Facial Treatment. It is our goal to keep you as comfortable as possible, so we apply topical anesthesia before the procedure to minimize any discomfort. We also follow up after the Fraxel Facial with cold air on the treatment area during and after the procedure.
After the treatment, most patients report feeling like they have a sunburn – but this sensation generally goes away within 1 to 3 hours.
The results of Fraxel Facials are truly amazing – and all of our patients agree that any minor and temporary discomfort is absolutely worth it, to have smoother, clearer younger looking skin!
Best Fraxel Facials – Birmingham, MI
Expert Aesthetician Our Aestheticians and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will offer you a thorough skin analysis in our luxurious new Birmingham, MI MedSpa. They will provide you with complete information regarding potential results, number of treatments required and post-treatment care instructions for optimal Fraxel fFacial results.
Call Dr. Ali and Our Aestheticians today for clearer, brighter, younger-looking skin!
Schedule a Facial at our Birmingham MedSpa: 248.335.7200