What is Fraxel Laser Used For?

The DOC Clinic offers Fraxel dual laser treatment – an anti aging treatment that applies fractional photothermolysis technology to the treated area. This technology uses thousands of laser columns – each just a tenth in diameter of a single strand of hair – to treat a small area of the skin without negatively impacting on the surrounding tissue. These points of laser light work to generate smoother and healthier skin while repairing and rejuvenating damaged skin.

Fraxel laser is used as a non invasive cosmetic treatment for the face and other areas of the body, including the neck, hands and chest. Fraxel laser has two modes: 1927nm and 1550nm. 1927nm is intended towards superficial freckles and pigmentation, while 1550nm is used for skin rejuvenation, pore size reduction and acne scarring, among others. Depending on the mode used and the condition being treated, Fraxel laser recovery time can vary.

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An Effective Treatment for the Following Conditions

Our cosmetic laser treatment can be used for a number of skin concerns. As such, it can prove beneficial for:

Wrinkle Reduction

An anti aging Fraxel treatment penetrates deeply into the skin to generate fresh collagen that pushes out light wrinkles, smoothing out the skin for a fresh and youthful appearance.

Acne Scars

Acne scarring can leave people feeling self-conscious and insecure, but with the help of Fraxel laser treatment, acne scars can be drastically reduced. This cosmetic laser treatment produces new collagen that helps to fill out depressions in the skin caused by acne scarring, thus reducing its appearance.

The Benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatment

Patients who undergo Fraxel therapy can enjoy many cosmetic benefits, including smoother, fresher looking skin, improved complexion, diminished wrinkles and fine lines, minimised sun damage (including pigmentation issues), and improved appearance when it comes to scarring.

Fraxel anti-aging treatment can be directed at between 5 and 45 percent of a person’s skin at one time without affecting surrounding tissue. The level of precision combined with the safety and its effectiveness on areas of the body with skin that might otherwise be considered sensitive (e.g. neck and hands) make this type of laser treatment the non-surgical anti aging procedure of choice for many.

Discover the Difference that Fraxel Laser Can Make

While the first signs of visible differences from undergoing Fraxel laser treatments will vary from person to person, typically you should begin to notice positive changes after the 1st treatment. This is more obvious for skin pigmentation/sun damage reduction (1927nm Fraxel) in contrast to acne scar improvement (1550nm Fraxel). Cosmetic treatments are usually scheduled approximately 4-6 weeks apart if multiple treatments are required (a treatment plan is devised with you at your initial consultation with your doctor). Some skin problems (e.g. acne scarring) require multiple treatments at monthly intervals for results to manifest (e.g. 4-6 treatments).

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Recovery Time

Most people recover from cosmetic Fraxel treatments within 3-7 days depending on the mode of Fraxel used and the optimal settings used for the skin concern treated. There is minimal pain post treatment, usually a feeling of warmth and sunburn sensation for a few days.

If you’d like to find out more about laser treatment for facial rejuvenation, anti-ageing, acne scarring or skin pigmentation reduction, make an appointment with The DOC Clinic today

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* Results will vary from person to person and with various degrees of efficacy.