What to Expect After Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments
One of the most common skincare goals is to reverse the effects of aging. Now, thanks to Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments, that dream can become a reality. The technology behind Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment has a proven track record of slowing down the aging process, leaving West Bloomfield patients looking and feeling fresher, healthier, and younger.
Knowing what to expect after your Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments can help you prepare and get the best results from your procedure. In this article board certified West Bloomfield Area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains what to expect after Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments.
Precautions After Fraxel Laser Treatments
Following Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment, it is suggested that patients wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and to avoid being exposed to direct sunlight for a three-month period. For times when sunlight cannot be avoided, it is advised to wear a hat with a wide brim.
To avoid scaring, hyperpigmentation, or infection, it is important to carefully follow all instructions pertaining to the healing process.
Seeing Fraxel Results
While results from Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment are immediate, they develop progressively. As such they typically take about 2 to three months to become visible.
Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment is structured to allow for optimal healing, allowing time for damaged tissue to be replaced by new collagen and elastin.
Side Effects After Fraxel
The most commonly reported side effects of a Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment are minimal redness and swelling, which both usually subside after no more than a few days.
In our West Bloomfield area med spa, Fraxel patients also occasionally report a minor itching sensation, as well as occasional dry skin. The intensity of such side effects, as well as their duration, fluctuate from patient to patient, and will depend on the level of intensity of each individual treatment.
Patients are provided with specific, personalized instructions on what to expect following their Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment, as well as how to most comfortably and efficiently deal with any side effects they may experience.
The first 24 hours following a Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment may be accompanied by a sensation similar to a mild sunburn. If this is accompanied by the skin appearing pink or red, it is perfectly safe to apply makeup to the affected area.
Over the next week or two, the redness will bronze over. As is the case with a sunburn, the skin will exfoliate itself by flaking, the dry appearance of which can be minimized with moisturizer.
Despite the minor, temporary discomfort that will accompany almost any cosmetic procedure, patients who have undergone Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment in our West Bloomfield area med spa unanimously agree that the smooth, clear, youthful skin they achieved through the procedure was worth it a hundred times over.
Downtime After Fraxel
While the experience of every patient is different, many patients at our West Bloomfield-area medical spa find it beneficial to take a few days off from work after their Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment. During this time, the swelling and redness will have time to significantly diminish. In many cases, patients will schedule their Fraxel Laser Treatment for a Friday, using the weekend as their recovery period without having to miss any work.
In most cases, it is perfectly safe to reduce the red, sunburned appearance with makeup. Many moisturizers are approved by physicians to help reduce dry skin flakes that can accompany Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment.
At our West Bloomfield-area Medical Spa, patients are provided with extensive information regarding everything they need to ensure a swift and comfortable recovery from their Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment.
Number of Fraxel Treatments
Generally, the most effective regimen of Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment is a series of three-to-five sessions, with treatment sessions occurring every two weeks to a month. In some cases, however, the condition of schedule of an individual patient may necessitate spreading the treatment sessions out over a longer span of time.
Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments – West Bloomfield, MI
West Bloomfield area double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in skin treatments, and wrinkle and line reduction. 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. 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 Skin Resurfacing treatment – and then relax in our West Bloomfield area Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more attractive!
Schedule Fraxel Skin Resurfacing at our West Bloomfield area Med Spa: 248.335.7200