Get Beautiful Skin with Fraxel Laser
The use of lasers in cosmetic medicine, especially in laser-assisted dermabrasion isn’t new. They’ve quickly gained recognition for their effectiveness but until 2004 were also known for being quite painful and requiring a long recovery.
All skin resurfacing treatments work on the same principle: they inflict controlled damage to the skin which stimulates its natural healing mechanism and causes it to re-grow healthy and unblemished.
Fraxel laser treatments with Dr Saras & Co is non-ablative and after several treatments produces benefits equal to those of ablative lasers without the risks, pain, and recovery time.
Here is what you need to know to appreciate the difference: full ablative lasers vaporise the top layer of skin — basically, destroy it — to stimulate the production of new, healthy skin.
The resulting injury is extensive, and the recovery from it is painful and long. Non-ablative lasers — such as Fraxel laser — bypass the top layer of the skin and super-heat its deeper layers which stimulate the skin to increase its collagen and elastin production.
There is no massive injury, as a matter fact most of the skin tissue remains undamaged after the treatment, and is, therefore, able to support the damaged skin in faster and much less painful healing. After the treatment, the skin’s texture and tone improves, and the skin becomes smoother and tauter.
What conditions can be addressed with Fraxel laser?
Fraxel laser effectively corrects sun damage, port-wine stains, brown spots, wrinkles and fine lines, chicken pox or surgical scars, stretch marks, and loss of skin’s elasticity due to ageing.
What areas can be treated by Fraxel laser?
Since this particular laser is very precise, it can be used on the face as well as neck, chest, decolletage and hands.
How soon to expect improvement?
The change in the skin’s softness and texture is apparent almost immediately, and results improve with time.
How many treatments are necessary for optimal results?
Because Fraxel laser is much gentler than other kinds of lasers used for cosmetic purposes, the treatment needs to be repeated 4-6 times (about a few weeks apart) to reach the best possible outcome.
How does Fraxel laser work?
By super-heating deeper layers of the skin, it stimulates collagen and elastin production which regenerates the skin and restores its smoothness and elasticity. Unlike ablative lasers which only improve the outer layer of the skin, Fraxel which is non-ablative improves the quality and texture of the skin on a deeper level which produces powerful re-texturing and rejuvenating effect, not limited to the surface of the skin.
If your concern is getting rid of blemishes or scars, by working from the inside out Fraxel laser increases the rate of the skin’s renewal: the blemished skin will gradually peel off and be replaced by a new and blemish-free skin.
If your focus is on rejuvenation: the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin decreases with age causing the skin to sag. That’s why eliminating signs of ageing isn’t merely a matter of removing wrinkles but ensuring that the skin tissue beneath the skin’s surface is rich in collagen and elastin which give the face youthful fullness and prevent skin from sagging.
The usual length of a single treatment ranges from 30 to 40 minutes depending on the area being treated.
What to expect after the procedure?
Usually, 3-4 days of slight swelling and one day of redness followed by a minor skin peeling: if you need to return to work immediately, these can be easily camouflaged by makeup.