Is Fraxel for You?

If you want to look younger, more vibrant and rejuvenated, Fraxel could be for you. Here’s a closer look at what this laser treatment entails.

Who is Fraxel For?

Anyone with fine lines and wrinkles, surface scarring, age spots, sun damage, or Actinic Keratosis (AK) could be a candidate for Fraxel. The natural aging process, sun exposure, acne and other conditions rob skin of its youthfulness, but Fraxel restores the smooth, even skin tone of youth. One of the benefits of this procedure is that it can target a smaller portion of the face or used to treat the entire face all at once.  The Fraxel treatment can be performed on other areas of the body as well.

What are the benefits of Fraxel?

This treatment is a breakthrough in skin resurfacing technology, since it results in less downtime and fewer risks than older technology. A faster recovery time is possible because the treatment acts deep within the dermis tissues rather than on the surface of the skin. Instead of completely resurfacing the skin—which involves lengthy downtime and a painful recovery period—Fraxel treats skin in microscopic laser columns for effective, less damaging treatment. Also, no scarring or pigment loss has been reported with Fraxel, both of which are side effects of older laser technology.

What are the Expected Fraxel Side Effects?

  • With a cooling device and numbing cream, most patients experience minimal pain during the procedure
  • One to two days of swelling
  • Two to four days of redness
  • Four to seven days of skin flaking
  • Downtime decreases after the second treatment
  • Minimal discomfort after the Fraxel treatment; cosmetics can be applied right away

Skintastic uses the newest model of Fraxel, which produces deeper dermal penetration and results with minimal discomfort. Dr. Adelglass often recommends Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments in conjunction with Thermage thermal skin tightening, another great service offered at Skintastic.

To learn more or to set an appointment for the Fraxel treatment, contact us at (972) 620-3223. Be sure to join our Facebook and Twitter community to stay updated on a daily basis about the latest cosmetic trends and procedures!