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Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Laser in Edmotnon

The Fraxel laser is a popular treatment for skin concerns like wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scars. Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center offers this treatment to patients interested in improving the overall appearance of their skin. The Fraxel laser targets damaged skin cells and stimulated new cell growth. As a result, patients can enjoy smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Benefits of the Fraxel laser include improved skin texture and tone, reduced wrinkles and fine lines, and diminished sun damage. Most patients see noticeable results after just a few treatments, and minimal recovery time is required. Side effects are typically mild and temporary, and the cost of treatment is generally very reasonable. If you are interested in improving your skin health, the Fraxel laser may be right for you. Contact Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center today to learn more.

Fraxel Laser Prices in Edmonton

The cost of Fraxel Dual laser treatment depends mainly on the area size. The following table will give you an idea of the prices to receive Fraxel Laser treatment at Albany Cosmetic and Laser center in Edmonton

Treatment Type Service Price
Full Face $900
Cheek Area $400
Eyelids Lift $300
Acne Scars 2X2 area $250

 

What is Fraxel Laser?

Fraxel laser is a fractional non-ablative laser that operates two-wavelength to treat the most common skin issues such as scars, melasma, pigmentation, rough texture, and more. We have helped thousands of clients with Fraxel Laser acne and skin treatment, so don’t look any further. The laser’s 1550 nm wavelength penetrates the dermis layer to enhance skin remodelling. Moreover, the 1927 nm laser drills microscopic wells to enhance skin resurfacing and improve tone, texture, and radiance.

Fraxel Laser Mechanism of Action

The fractional technology treats a fraction of the skin at a time by creating deep heated columns in the skin and leaving the surrounding tissue intact. The intact skin works as a stem-cell reservoir to promote rapid healing, thus, short downtime. Therefore, the the1550/1927 combo can treat different skin conditions depths, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out. 

Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 is a laser treatment that uses microscopic laser columns to treat photoaged skin. These laser columns reach the skin’s dermal layer to speed up your body’s collagen remodelling process. Additionally, because the laser treats only a tiny bit of tissue at a time, it leaves the remaining tissue alone, expediting the healing process. With its double wavelength, Fraxel stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.

  • The Two wavelength option allows for targeted treatment of different tissue depths.
  • The 1550 wavelength is used for Anti-aging treatments for periorbital wrinkles, acne scarring, and surgical scarring. For example, this wavelength can go 1.6mm into the skin. 
  • The 1927 wavelength is used for pigmentation treatments for sunspots, melasma, and freckles. For example, this wavelength can go 0.3mm into the skin.
  • Fraxel works by forming heated columns in the skin, and we may treat only a section of the tissue at a time while leaving the surrounding tissue intact and fostering speedy recovery.
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Healing after Fraxel Laser

Day 1 After Fraxel laser: Your face will still be swollen, but the redness and heat from the sunburn have subsided. Your skin will be tight and dry, and the brown patches have begun to crust over and rise. You can see the striped pattern of the laser on Your forehead, as well as the deeper red on Your cheeks, where the laser tech was more forceful!

Day 2 After Fraxel Laser: The edema will subside, and the bulk of the redness will fade. As the brown specks rise to the surface, it becomes more bronzy. You could easily put on cosmetics in the first two days and go about your business.

Day 3 after Fraxel Laser: Let the peeling commence! When they say you could peel on day 3, they mean it! I had to sit on Your hands all day since you didn’t exfoliate or help it! It will be difficult to refrain from rubbing or pulling the flakes off.

Day 4 after Fraxel Laser: The peeling will stop for the most part, and I love the gleaming new pink skin that will emerge! It still feels dry and tight, with only the forehead to slough off.

Fraxel Laser Treatment Summary

Session time

Each session takes between 25 to 60 mins. Repeated 4-8 weeks apart

Recovery Time

three to four days of redness and swelling

Number of sessions

You might require three to eight sessions depending on the case severity

Treatment results

it takes 90 days to see a full result from one treatment 

Discomfort Level

Moderate to high
Price
$300-$900 depending on the area

Fraxel Frequently Asked Questions

The treatment downtime for patients is usually between three to seven days. Patients may experience some immediate discomfort in the form of swelling, redness, and pinpoint bleeding. Patients may also experience swelling and redness, itching acne, and/or cold sores.
Treat the affected area in the same way a sunburn would be treated. Apply moisturizer and ice packs to help make the after-treatment more comfortable. A thin layer of Vaseline may be applied to protect and moisturize the treated skin. Please allow the skin to naturally peel, do not scrub or use exfoliating products. Keep away from any irritants such as harsh detergents and/or coarse cloths.
It can treat a wide variety of skin conditions at a time  Reduction of acne spots or pigmentation  Reduction of wrinkles / firming skin Reduction of the depth of scarring  Overall rejuvenation smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin
During the first week after treatment try to avoid alcohol, sun exposure, intensive exercise, and swimming ( pool water might have some harsh chemicals). Once the peeling process is complete it is fine to use Retin A and glycolic acid products again. We advise applying a PRP mask directly after the treatment to provide the best results with less downtime. Sunblock Using 30+ SPF sunscreen is very important to minimize long-term side effects. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out and reapply another layer directly before going out. We also recommend using a hat during the first two weeks. Ensure moisturizing creams are not too oily. For more information about before and after treatments, please click here All the Staff at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center in Edmonton have extensive training and are certified, Laser aestheticians. 
Fraxel laser can treat a variety of skin conditions including acne scarring, surgical scarring. Moreover, it provides general rejuvenation of the skin and tone. We can use Fraxel to treat the full face or target other areas such as eyes, neck, decolletage, hands, and arms.
Yes, there is an increased sensation of heat involved in the treatment. To help with the heat, we apply numbing cream, and there is also cold air blown during the procedure. After the procedure is done, the area feels like a bad sunburn for 1-3 hours after the procedure. We recommend having just the next day of work off for the best healing and decreasing the swelling. We expect the area to be red and swollen for 3-4 days and a bronze effect that sheds off for 10-14 days.

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Fraxel aftercare instructions

Immediately after Fraxel

Use Cetaphil cream or a very thin layer of petrolatum ointment to keep your skin soft (i.e., Aquaphor). You can use petrolatum ointment to cover any part of your body that is leaking and keep it clean and moist. The use of ice packs helps to relieve the heat. You can also use a soft cleanser to clean your face.

Sun Block

You must use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Sunscreen should protect against both UVA and UVB. It should also have sunblock with 30 SPF or more. You should use sunscreen every day for at least three months after your last treatment to keep your skin healthy. Twenty minutes before you go outside, put on sunscreen. Every two hours put on sunscreen again. If you need to be in the sun, wear a hat and clothes to cover the treated area. Sunscreen may help you avoid hyperpigmentation caused by lasers if you use it every day (i.e., darker color).

The first few days

During the next few days after Fraxel laser, keep cleansing and moisturizing your skin. Do not scrub, rub, or use any kind of exfoliant when the sloughing starts. This will help your skin heal. Keep clothing away from parts of your body that have been treated to avoid getting itchy. Keep the area that was treated clean, and stay away from the sun.

Skincare products after Fraxel

Your skin will be very sensitive for a couple of weeks or so after treatment, but it will get better. During this time, don’t use anything that will make you feel bad. Don’t use scrubs that are rough on your skin, toners, or products that have glycolic acids or Retin A in them. Take a look at the labels on the products you want to buy. People who are getting better should keep in mind that peeling and flaking are normal. Because if you use a moisturizer that is irritating and clogs your pores, you could get breakouts.

During the healing process, your normal moisturizer may be too sticky, so try to use lighter products. Rather than using two separate products, use moisturizers with an SPF of 30+. Reapply frequently to avoid dryness

Is the Fraxel laser an effective treatment option for melasma?

Yes, the Fraxel laser can be beneficial. It can help fade and regulate the patches, but no one therapy can remove them completely or permanently. The Fraxel laser may be used with other treatments to maximize response; we will evaluate this for you. Regardless of the treatment you get here, maintaining sunscreen and utilizing melasma-specific skincare products is important.

How do I prepare myself for the treatment?

To begin, you’ll limit your exposure to the sun. Apply a bleach lotion to your skin for a few weeks and then come here for the treatment we will discuss first. Following your treatment, you will continue to apply the bleach cream. The greatest outcomes may need up to three sessions.

What adverse effects should I anticipate?

Typically, edema is modest and resolves within a day or two. Any redness will subside after a few days. Additionally, slight itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed look may occur.

Could Fraxel exacerbate my melasma?

Melasma is a difficult disorder to manage. Fraxel may sometimes aggravate your melasma. Most importantly, it will return as soon as you expose yourself to too much light. If we use Fraxel, you will still need to take care of your skin to keep the melasma under control by using good sunscreen and exercising it regularly.

Treating age spots with Fraxel Laser

Many men and women recall the first time they spotted a persistent “freckle” on their faces. Once the blemish develops bigger, it becomes clear that the hyperpigmentation will not resolve independently and that expert treatment is required.

If age spots affect your complexion, the Fraxel DUAL laser offers targeted skin resurfacing that corrects defects such as age spots on the skin’s surface. Additionally, Fraxel penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in enhanced collagen formation and fewer creases and wrinkles over time.

How is the Fraxel Age Spot Treatment Performed?

Fraxel DUAL is suited for treating hyperpigmentation, other superficial skin irregularities, and the deeper layers of the skin. Fraxel® has been available for almost ten years. Over 800,000 individuals have gotten Fraxel laser skin resurfacing since that time.
A complete face treatment with Fraxel takes about 30 minutes. Our medical laser technician will move the Fraxel laser rollers across your face throughout the procedure. You may suffer redness and swelling like a sunburn immediately after the operation. This indicates that your body’s natural healing mechanism regenerates new skin from the inside out.

Is Fraxel A Fractional Laser?

Fraxel derives its name from the fact that it is used to treat a “fraction” of the skin, explains Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. of the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton. Because the Fraxel technology leaves over 75% of the skin intact, patients benefit from having considerably faster recovery with minimal downtime while still getting amazing outcomes. At the same time, it may appear that you are wiping decades off your face.

What Can Fraxel Dual Treat?

Fraxel-type laser treatments are appropriate for anyone between the ages of 25 and 60 who want to improve and resurface their skin texture to minimize the appearance of fine wrinkles, reduce acne scarring (icepick, boxcar, rolling, and post-acne hyperpigmentation), scars caused by trauma (surgical scars, injury, burns), resolve texture issues, Reduce the appearance of age spots and brown sunspots, level out an uneven skin tone, stretch marks.

Does Fraxel have limitations?

Yes, it has limitations. However, there are numerous devices, but each has a unique configuration. These variances can affect both the outcome and cost of treatment. However, experts may be able to apply various settings in different locations, resulting in a patchwork treatment. Suppose you have sensitive or active skin conditions such as eczema, acne, or mild to severe rosacea. In that case, you may not be suitable for Fraxel-type resurfacing. Individuals with dark skin tones and melanin levels may choose to avoid harsh laser treatments, as they may result in pigmentation difficulties. However, with softer lasers, you can still achieve excellent outcomes. Be prepared to commit to a recovery period if you’re looking for significant and immediate improvements, particularly with scarring and etched-in lines. Receiving a Fraxel treatment may not always fit into your lunch break schedule.

What is the difference between ablative and non-ablative lasers?

The laser with “fractional” technology does not use a full laser beam during the treatment. However, it delivers the laser infractions to induce thermal coagulation in a pattern to cover between 5 to 25% of the skin. With these precise micro-injuries, you can initiate a healing response without causing permanent damage to your skin. As with microneedling and dermarolling, Fraxel signals your body, instructing it to produce new collagen in a targeted area. Remember that not all lasers cause the same level of injury or necessitate the same period of downtime.

Fraxel vs. Fractional CO2 laser

Fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars are just a few of the common skin ailments that skin resurfacing therapy may successfully address. Fraxel, Microneedling, and fractional CO2 skin rejuvenation treatments can repair, tighten, and revitalize your overall appearance, assisting you in feeling and looking younger and more vibrant. Continue reading to discover more about the distinctions between Fraxel, Fractora, and fractional CO2 skin resurfacing and how to select the most appropriate Laser procedure for you.

How Is Fraxel Treatment Performed?

Fraxel is the brand for a fractional skin resurfacing method that helps restore the tone and texture of skin that has aged due to scars, wrinkles, discoloration, and other imperfections. Fraxel is noninvasive, which means that no surgery or injections are required. Additionally, there is no downtime, and visible benefits are seen after around five treatment sessions.

This laser rejuvenates the skin by utilizing laser beams or columns that penetrate the deep layers of the skin to target aging and damaged regions. This action increases the formation of collagen and the development of new, healthy skin cells in the body. Fraxel laser treatment targets injured skin without damaging surrounding tissue, promoting the skin’s natural healing process and avoiding lengthy recovery periods.

Is Fraxel Painful?

Although the operation is not unpleasant, some patients report an enhanced sensation of heat during it. Some patients report experiencing a mild burn on the treated regions for up to three hours following the procedure. Most patients require between three and five Fraxel therapy sessions to get optimal outcomes, typically visible within two to three months.

How Is Fractional CO2 Treatment Performed?

In contrast to Fraxel, CO2 is an Ablative laser. This means that the CO2 laser produces vaporizing effect on the skin cells. Therefore, CO2 laser therapy eliminates the keratinocytes (the whole top layer of skin cells) rather than targeting skin remodelling. As with Fraxel, fractional CO2 can treat dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Because non-fractional CO2 therapy affects the entire top layer of skin, it is more likely to induce adverse effects such as infection. Additionally, this skin rejuvenation therapy may not be effective in reducing redness or the appearance of red blood vessels or improving deep creases, particularly those around the mouth. The recovery period following fractional CO2 therapy is typically four and four months.

Fractora Fractional Microneedling

The treatment is more aggressive than Fraxel but more comparable with CO2 laser. The needles are 3 mm long and produce heat from the tip of the insolate needle. The needle penetrates the skin and results in pinpoints bleeding due to the invasive mechanical effect.

Fractora, like Fraxel and fractional CO2, is a fractional skin resurfacing therapy that encourages the body’s collagen synthesis and the creation of new, healthy skin cells. However, Fractora rejuvenates and tightens skin using miconeedling with radiofrequency radiation rather than a laser. Fractora delivers radiofrequency radiation to the skin using a set of very small pins attached to a small portable device. Each of these pins emits concentrated heat that penetrates all layers of the skin and targets aging, weakened, and damaged tissues directly. This activity increases the body’s collagen and elastin synthesis and strengthens blood vessels, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.

Fraxel is effective in treating the following skin conditions:

Additionally, Fraxel can tighten and smooth the skin around the neck and upper chest.

Which Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation Should I Choose?

If you are unsure which Laser treatment to pick for skin rejuvenation, our experts can ensure that you make an educated decision during your initial consultation. We will assess your look during your appointment and discuss your potential treatment choices. You may benefit from one or more of our additional skin rejuvenation procedures. In either case, we will discuss our treatments and assist you in making the right option. Albany Cosmetic and Laser center in Edmonton provides:

  • Fractora.
  • Fraxel
  • Fotona laser.

And Various other skin rejuvenation procedures can help you feel and look years younger.

Contact Albany Cosmetic & Laser Centre in Edmonton

Address: 

12914 167 Ave NW

Edmonton, AB.

Canada T6V1J6

info@albanylaser.ca

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