What is a Fraxel Laser?
The Fraxel Laser provides patients with a non-ablative, light-based treatment that does not leave visible wounds on the skin’s surface. The procedure can erase sun damage, dark spots, fine lines/wrinkles, and areas of hyperpigmentation. Since the Fraxel uses a low-level energy, there is little risk of burning and scarring. The treatment can be used on almost every area of skin, including the face, neck, arms, and hands. Even delicate areas, such as around the eyes, can be safely and effectively treated with the Fraxel Laser.
How does Fraxel work?
The Fraxel Laser creates micro-injuries to the deepest layers of the skin. The body’s natural healing process will remove the old, damaged tissue, allowing healthy, radiant skin to take its place. *
What can Fraxel Laser do for you?
- Fix wrinkles and fine lines
- Target areas of uneven pigmentation (such as sun spots)
- Melasma (the ‘Mask of Pregnancy’)
- Target acne and surgical scars
- Target stretch marks
1. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight 1 week before treatment. Wear ultraviolet protection when outside.
2. Infected tumors or acute eczema should be treated first before Fraxel Laser operation.
3. Do not take Oral-A acid three months before treatment.
4. Patients who are or may be pregnant should not undergo this treatment.
1. If the skin appears red or feels hot, ice can be applied to reduce discomfort.
2. Use gentle cleaning procedures. Avoid hot water and granular facial cleansers or scrubs. After washing, dry the face gently with a towel.
3. The skin may feel crusted or peeling 2-3 days after treatment. Apply moisterizer and avoid sunlight, or wear ultraviolet protection.
4. Avoid products containing alcohol, acid, or whitening products.
5. For a week after operation, avoid barbecue food and each vitamin-C and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.
6. Avoid hot tubs, swimming, saunas, and hot springs for 2 weeks.
Typically, patients conduct 6-8 treatments spaced out 4 weeks apart.