All you need to know about the Fraxel Laser

Fraxel laser treatments will allow the skin to show the brilliance that once was there. Anyone that has aged wants to turn back the clock and with Fraxel, that is truly an option. Fraxel laser treatments will help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and are perfect at working on crows feet and brow lines. Sun damage to the skin can also be erased with a treatment. Some have issues with scarring, both from acne and other issues the skin may have faced. Fraxel will allow the skin to be free of scars. Fraxel is effective on Actinic Keratosis, which is a pre-cancerous skin condition that is very common. There are many areas on the body that can benefit from using this form of treatment, such as the face, around the eyes, the neck, hands, chest and arms. It can be used for stretch marks, liver spots, rosacea, loss of skin elasticity, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and melasma. 


Fraxel is a non-invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime. It is simple and effective. Reversing the signs of aging has never been easier. More than 800,000 clients have been treated with Fraxel. Fraxel treatments usually take between 15 to 45 minutes. Most patients will see results in 1 to 5 treatments. Results will be seen, however, it does take 1 to 3 weeks for the full effect to take place. To enhance the results, avoid direct contact with the sun and wear a good sunscreen. 


There are three types of Fraxel lasers. The first one, Fraxel Restore, is a mild form that is used to treat darker skin, scars, and wrinkles. Fraxel Repair is a stronger treatment that is perfect for who want the quickest recovery time. And Fraxel Dual possesses two light wavelengths. The first one tightens the skin and diminishes pore size while the second one treats pigmentation. 


As with all facial treatments, there are possible side effects. Those for Fraxel laser treatments include swelling, redness in the treatment area that could be prolonged, crusting, scabbing, infections from bacteria, acne flare up, delayed wound healing, oozing, pigmentation changes, herpes reactivation, and petichiae.


There are many advantages to have a Fraxel laser treatment done. The first major reason why so many like this treatment is there is little to no down time at all. One can have the procedure done and be back to work very soon after that. 


Fraxel has results that are predictable for each and every patient that uses it. It has cutting edge technology that allows for accuracy and precision. In most cases only topical anesthesia is used. Healing is accelerated due to the fact that the laser will penetrate the non-living outer layer of the skin, leaving it completely intact.


Treatments will be scheduled 2 to 4 weeks apart. Most cases require 3 to 5 treatments. However, this number will depend on the size of the area being treated as well as the condition the skin is in. A full face treatment session usually last about 30 minutes. 


A mild sunburn like feeling may accompany the skin after treatment is done. There will be a pinkish tone to the skin for about a week after the treatment is complete. Any swelling will subside in 2 or 3 days. Over the course of the next week or two, the skin will naturally bronze. Skin will flake as the old skin is being replaced. Make certain to wear an SPF of 30 or higher several months after treatment and avoid direct contact with the sun. 


Treatment costs for Fraxel do vary, depending on where you are treated and how large the area being treated is. It will also depend on the number of treatments needed. Please do note the since it is an elective procedure, it will not be covered by insurance. Our recommended Fraxel Sydney specialists are Advanced Dermatology and if happen to be in Sydney you can contact them on 1300 788 800.