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Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment FAQs (Part 2)
Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments accelerate the body’s production of collagen by penetrating deep within the skin. By targeting sun spots, age spots, and fine lines, Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments leave Troy, MI patients with smoother, plumper skin, looking as youthful and confident as ever.
In this two part article Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers patients most frequently asked questions about Fraxel laser skin treatment.
CLICK HERE for Part 1 of Fraxel Laser FAQs
What is Fraxel laser skin treatment?
Through the Fraxel laser skin treatment, thousands of microscopic laser columns (each as small as one-tenth of a hair follicle in diameter) treat the skin one section at a time, without affecting the tissue in the surrounding area. This process is called “fractional photothermolysis,” and replaces damaged tissue with smoother, healthier, younger looking skin.
How does Fraxel laser skin treatment work?
Fraxel laser skin treatment penetrates deep below the skin with microscopic laser columns that speed up the body’s production of collagen, taking aged and sun-damaged skin and rejuvenating it. As the laser columns only treat the tissue one fraction at a time, no damage occurs to the surrounding tissue in the process. This results in a tremendously fast healing process. Through the Fraxel laser skin treatment, new, healthy skin cells are grown from the inside out.
How is Fraxel laser different than other lasers?
In the past, there have only been two types of laser skin treatment available on the market: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative treatments vaporize unwanted tissue with high temperatures, and while they can be effective, they also carry with them many negative side effects and lengthy periods of recovery.
Non-ablative treatments like Fraxel, on the other hand, have fewer side effects and shorter recovery times, but in order to produce even the most modest of results often require numerous sessions of treatment.
With Fraxel laser skin treatment, patients are afforded the effectiveness of ablative treatments with the speedy recovery of non-ablative laser skin treatments, making it the perfect choice for anyone considering laser skin treatment.
Is Fraxel laser better than microdermabrasion or peels?
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels only target the superficial, top layer of the facial skin. Fraxel laser skin treatment, on the other hand, stimulates the growth of new, healthy cells of skin below the dermis, resulting in the patient’s face looking more smooth, more plump, and more supple than ever.
Are there different types of Fraxel laser treatments?
There are three products within the Fraxel line of laser skin treatment, each of with offer incredible results with tremendously rapid recovery. At AMAE Med Spa we offer non-ablative Fraxel laser skin laser skin treatment—for mild to severe skin damage.
Does Fraxel laser skin treatment hurt?
During the treatment, patients typically describe a sensation of heat, but no pain is reported. Prior to the treatment, discomfort is minimized by applying a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. Additionally, the treatment area is blown with cold air during the treatment to minimize heat.
While other laser treatments are known for their sharp “snapping” or “zapping” sensation, Fraxel laser skin treatment provides a more comfortable sensation of deep heat.
Some patients walk away from their Fraxel laser skin treatment experiencing a sensation similar to a mild sunburn, but this generally fades away after a period of one-to-three hours.
Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments – Troy, MI
Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in laser skin treatments. In addition to Fraxel 1550 laser treatments, we also offer Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser skin treatments as well as ThermiSmooth radio frequency skin treatments.
Each skin treatment begins with a professional skin consultation. Laser skin treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each client with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies.
Schedule a Fraxel Laser Skin treatment – and then relax in our Troy, MI area Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more attractive!