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.
- Ablative laser is a more aggressive procedure that involves additional downtime and aftercare to remove layers of tissue on the skin’s surface and stimulate collagen beneath the surface.
- Non-ablative is a less invasive procedure that produces fewer outcomes and requires less downtime because it does not remove surface tissue. Higher skin coverage (closer to 25%) means longer 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:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Scars from acne
- Pigmentation/dark patches on the skin
- Visible blood vessels
- Inconsistent skin tone
- Staffing skin
- Stretch marks
- Eyelid Lift
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:
- Fotona laser.
And Various other skin rejuvenation procedures can help you feel and look years younger.