Fraxel

Fraxel® treatment is an exciting new development in laser skin-resurfacing as it makes use of pinpoint laser beams to target microscopic areas on the skin for precise treatment of blemishes and damaged skin cells.

This kind of laser skin-resurfacing removes damaged skin and encourages replacement with new, vibrant, fresh skin for a rejuvenated appearance.

Fraxel® treatment is a safe, fractional laser therapy that can clear away lifeless skin and stimulate the body to restore a more youthful tone, texture, and vigour.

Accumulated skin damage from daily life can leave the appearance looking dull, grey and tired

  • Refined skin texture, for an even, smooth and more youthful glow
  • Clears away dull and tired skin for improved skin tone and a fresh appearance
  • Eradicates ageing brown spots and blemishes for clearer skin
  • Addresses fine lines and wrinkles to restore younger looking skin
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scarring and surgical scars

Your skin is unique

Fraxel® treatment can be tailored to suit individual needs as everyone's skin looks and feels different due to genetics, medical history, and lifestyle choices.

This pinpoint laser skin-resurfacing can target tiny areas of skin to address smaller marks and blemishes or a larger surface area if desired. Leaving 65-95% of the skin untreated means that targeted areas heal quickly, even on delicate skin on the neck, chest, and hands.

Results are seen immediately with Fraxel treatment and these initial benefits progress as the healing process continues.

The skin feels softer, more supple, looks brighter and healthier and skin tone evens out as the dead cells are removed and replaced by fresh young skin cells. Improvements can be expected to continue over the next three to six months as the treated areas heal and the deeper skin layers produce new, vibrant skin cells.

Fraxel® treatment harnesses the body's natural healing power to promote regeneration of the skin for a more youthful appearance free of the accumulated skin damage from daily life. The degree of rejuvenation desired will affect the intensity, duration, and extent of Fraxel® treatments. Fewer, aggressive treatments are often preferred by those looking for fast results and who do not mind a little downtime to recover from potential redness and swelling of the skin.

Milder treatments may achieve the same results but require a few more sessions. Gentler Fraxel® treatments do not usually necessitate any protracted recovery period and may fit in more easily with a busy lifestyle.

Gentler treatments are also considered more appropriate for some skin types and those with certain skin conditions.

Working closely with the surgeon means that a tailored Fraxel® treatment schedule can be designed to specifically address priorities for skin rejuvenation.

Comfort cooling

The Cryo 6 Cold Air Device is intended to minimise pain and thermal injury during laser and dermatological treatments and for temporary topical anaesthetic relief for injections.

Unlike other cooling methods such as contact cooling, cryogen spray or ice packs, the Cryo 6 can cool the epidermis before, during and after laser energy has been applied without interfering with the laser beam.

Fraxel®
Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Fraxel® treatment makes use of precision laser technology to target damaged skin whilst leaving the surrounding skin unmarked and ready to begin the natural healing process. This fractional laser technology promotes efficient healing to replace the removed dead skin cells with fresh and youthful skin for a more even and younger looking appearance.

Does Fraxel® treatment hurt?

To minimise discomfort a topical anaesthetic is used on the areas of skin to be targeted by Fraxel® treatment and a specialised cold air device helps keep the skin cool and calm during and after the procedure. Immediately after treatment there may be a sensation akin to prolonged sun exposure but this usually dissipates within one to three hours, depending on the extent of treatment and desired effects.

Are results immediate and how long do they last?

Fraxel® treatment produces immediate results as the dead and damaged skin cells that can cause a dull and tired appearance are removed. The initial improvements can be expected to increase over the next three to six months as fresh new skin is produced during the natural healing process triggered by the laser treatment. The skin looks brighter, is smoother and softer, and often has a more even and improved tone which can take off years from the appearance. A healthy lifestyle and appropriate skin care regime helps to maintain the benefits of Fraxel treatment and results can be long-lasting depending on the general condition of the skin and the ageing process.

How many treatments are optimal?

The continuance and frequency of Fraxel® treatments depends on the condition of the skin and the results desired. For most, three to five sessions are usually sufficient to achieve optimal results and refresh the appearance. These sessions are usually scheduled two to six weeks apart to promote skin healing and reduce discomfort.

Where on the body can Fraxel treatment be used?

Fraxel® treatment is suitable for treating damaged skin on the hands, face, neck, and chest and many choose to have several different areas of skin treated in a single session to make the therapy more convenient.

What should I expect after treatment?

Every effort is made to minimise discomfort during Fraxel® treatment but it is common to experience a little redness and swelling in the first few hours or days after the procedure, depending on the intensity of therapy. As initial inflammation subsides the skin will begin healing and take on a more bronzed appearance, similar to the way skin changes from mild sunburn to a bronzed glow over a few days. Some skin flaking and natural shedding can be expected, as with sunburn, and the skin beneath will feel softer, smoother, and look fresh and youthful.

What precautions should I take after treatment?

Avoiding direct sun exposure is important when healing after Fraxel® treatment and so it is recommended to use suncream with an SPF of 30 or above as well as wearing suitable clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat. Direct sun exposure within the first three months of treatment may adversely affect results and could lead to undesired pigmentation changes or skin damage as the freshly exposed skin is more sensitive than the older skin removed during treatment.

Is Fraxel® treatment safe?

Considerable research has shown time and again that fractional laser treatment is a safe and effective way to achieve a rejuvenated skin appearance. Due to the thermal effects of the laser therapy there is always a risk of skin irritation, redness, and some need for downtime but this depends largely on how aggressive treatment is and can be discussed ahead of time with the surgeon so as to minimise discomfort.

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