Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment FAQs (Part 1)
During the Fraxel laser skin treatment, the body’s ability to produce collagen is significantly sped up, which targets fine lines, sunspots, and age spots. With Fraxel laser skin treatments, Troy, MI patients can count on looking healthier and more youthful than ever.
In this two part article Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers patients most frequently asked questions about Fraxel laser skin treatment.
What skin types can be treated with Fraxel laser?
Many other lasers skin treatments are unsafe for individuals with darker skin tones, but at the AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area, the Fraxel laser skin treatment has been deemed safe for all skin tones, no matter how dark.
Unlike traditional laser treatments, Fraxel laser works by treating only a ‘fraction’ of the skin’s surface at a time, leaving the surrounding areas untouched. This allows for faster healing and less risk of scarring or pigmentation changes. Fraxel laser is also safe for darker skin tones because it uses a wavelength that is absorbed by water in the skin, rather than by melanin. This makes Fraxel laser a safe and effective option for patients with darker skin tones who want to improve the appearance of their skin without the risk of scarring or pigmentation changes.
What body areas can be treated with Fraxel laser skin treatments?
Not only perfect for the face, Fraxel laser skin treatments are also appropriate for delicate areas of skin, such as the hands, chest, and neck. Troy, MI patients interested in Fraxel laser skin treatments may have the procedure performed on the back, legs, abdomen, neck, arms, chest, and buttocks.
How long is the Fraxel laser skin treatment?
After cleansing the skin, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area, usually about an hour prior to the Fraxel laser skin treatment. The amount of time the procedure takes to complete varies depending on the treatment area, and can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours. For a full face procedure, the Fraxel laser skin treatment usually takes about a half hour.
What skin issues does Fraxel laser skin treat?
Fraxel laser skin treatments can treat periorbital wrinkles (the scientific term for wrinkles around the eyes), as well as acne scars, and surgical scars. The Fraxel laser skin treatment is also perfect for treating age spots and sun spots, as well as melasma (irregular, brown-colored patches of skin that develop on the nose, forehead, upper lip, and cheeks). Precancerous lesions known as actinic keratoses can also be treated with Fraxel laser skin treatments, as can crows feet and brow lines.
What are the benefits of Fraxel laser skin treatments?
Fraxel laser skin treatments resurface the skin, resulted in a smoother, more youthful outward appearance. Through Fraxel laser skin treatments, patients are able to improve the texture and tone of their skin and get rid of unsightly brown spots.
Fraxel laser skin treatments also reduce fine lines and wrinkles that have developed around the eyes, and can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars and surgical scars.
Can I get a Fraxel laser treatment if I’ve had other procedures?
One of the many advantages of Fraxel laser skin treatments is their compatibility with the majority of other cosmetic procedures. Whether you’ve had Botox, ThermiSmooth, dermal fillers, or Sculptra, Fraxel laser skin treatments are still a perfectly viable option for skin care.
However, always be sure to discuss all past procedures you have undergone with Dr. Ali during your consultation to make sure you receive treatment that is right for you.
In many cases we can put together a treatment plan for you that combines Fraxel laser skin treatments with complementary anti-aging procedures – for the maximum improvement in your appearance.
Is Fraxel laser skin treatment safe?
Extensive clinical research has demonstrated time and again that, when performed by a physician with proper training to operate the laser, Fraxel laser skin treatments are perfectly safe.
Fraxel laser technology has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has undergone extensive clinical testing to ensure its safety and effectiveness. Because Fraxel laser treatments are minimally invasive and non-surgical, they are generally considered safe for most patients, with minimal side effects, and a short recovery time.
And in the hands of a trained professional like Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, patients can be confident of the safest, most satisfying and positive experience possible, with the least possible downtime!
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Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments – Troy, MI Area
At AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area, we offer the best laser skin treatments available. Our services are not limited to the Fraxel 1550 laser treatments, but also include Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser skin treatments, the CO2RE laser, Profound Skin tightening, and ThermiSmooth and Morpheus8 Microneedling radiofrequency skin treatments.
Each Fraxel laser skin treatment is chosen to meet the exact needs of each client, which are determined through a consultation. The innovative and comprehensive technology behind Fraxel skin treatments offer something for everyone’s skin care goals.
Contact our Troy, MI area Med Spa today for a Fraxel laser skin treatment consultation, and let us help you look and feel like the best version of yourself you can be.
Fraxel Laser Treatment | Troy, MI Area Med Spa: 248.335.7200