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Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Laser In Edmonton Complete Guide

Welcome to the world of rejuvenated and refreshed skin! At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we are proud to offer our patients the latest and most advanced non-invasive laser treatment available – the Fraxel Dual Laser.

  • This cutting-edge technology harnesses the power of two different wavelengths to effectively address a range of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, age spots, and more.
  • With minimal downtime and stunning results, the Fraxel Dual Laser is the perfect solution for those seeking a youthful and radiant complexion.
  • Fraxel Laser is a non-ablative fractional laser, which means that it keeps the surface of your skin intact and has shorter downtime and side effects than ablative CO2 lasers. However, Fraxel Laser is a powerful treatment and can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage and melasma.

Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre professionals have helped thousands of clients with Fraxel Laser to treat acne, stretch marks, surgical scars, and sun spots and improve their skin texture and self-confidence, so don’t look any further.

Benefits of Fraxel Laser

Say goodbye to the signs of aging and hello to a youthful, glowing complexion with the Fraxel Dual Laser.

  • This innovative treatment offers numerous benefits that make it a popular choice for those seeking to improve their skin’s appearance.
  • The Fraxel Dual Laser can produce noticeable results without significant downtime, meaning you can get back to your normal routine in no time. And, with its ability to be used on various skin types, this treatment is suitable for everyone.

Whether you’re looking to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, fade acne scars, or even out your skin tone, the Fraxel Dual Laser’s versatility makes it the perfect solution to address multiple skin concerns. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and invasive procedures, and embrace the power of laser technology to achieve your best skin yet.

Achieve a Radiant Complexion with Revolutionary Fraxel Laser Treatments

How it Works

The Fraxel Dual Laser is a true marvel of science and technology, harnessing the power of laser energy to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin.

  • The secret behind its success lies in its unique ability to create tiny, microscopic columns in the skin (MTZ), which triggers the body’s natural healing process.
  • These columns promote the production of new collagen and elastin, two essential building blocks of healthy, youthful skin.
  • The result is a noticeable improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and other skin concerns.
  • With the Fraxel Dual Laser, you can enjoy smoother, brighter, and more radiant skin without the need for harsh chemicals or invasive procedures.

So, sit back, relax, and let the magic of laser technology work its wonders on your skin. Fraxel laser operates two-wavelength to treat the most common skin issues such as scars, melasma, pigmentation, rough texture, and more.

  • The laser’s 1550 nm wavelength penetrates deep in the dermis layer to enhance skin remodelling up to 1.4 mm.
  • The1927 nm laser drills superficial microscopic wells in the epidermis to enhance skin resurfacing and improve tone, texture, and radiance.

Fraxel Vs. CO2

Fraxel Dual Laser and CO2 laser are both commonly used laser treatments for improving the appearance of the skin, but they have some key differences in terms of indications, efficacy, safety, and downtime.

  • Indications: Both Fraxel Dual Laser and CO2 laser can be used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and other skin concerns. However, CO2 laser is typically considered more aggressive and is used for more severe skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles, whereas Fraxel Dual Laser is considered a more gentle option for mild to moderate skin concerns.
  • Efficacy: Both Fraxel Dual Laser and CO2 laser can produce noticeable results, but CO2 laser is generally considered to be more effective due to its more aggressive nature. However, this also means that CO2 laser has a longer recovery time and more potential side effects. On the other hand, Fraxel Dual Laser has a shorter recovery time and fewer potential side effects, but the results may not be as dramatic as with CO2 laser.
  • Safety: Both Fraxel Dual Laser and CO2 laser are considered safe, but CO2 laser is considered to have a higher risk of side effects and complications due to its more aggressive nature. Fraxel Dual Laser is considered to have a lower risk of side effects and complications, but it may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results.
  • Downtime: CO2 laser typically has a longer recovery time and more potential side effects, such as redness, swelling, and peeling, which can last for several days to a few weeks. On the other hand, Fraxel Dual Laser typically has a shorter recovery time, with most patients experiencing mild redness and swelling that resolves within a few days.

In conclusion, the choice between Fraxel Dual Laser and CO2 laser will depend on the individual’s skin concerns, treatment goals, and personal preferences. A consultation with a dermatologist or a cosmetic specialist can help determine the best option for each individual case.

Fraxel Laser Wavelength

The unique laser-wavelength combination allows Fraxel to target different skin layers, as the water in skin layers absorbs the laser, causing them to heat up and produce new collagen, which helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The Fraxel laser can also be used to improve the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of acne scars. The laser works by resurfacing the skin (ablation) and stimulating the production of skin layers (coagulation), which can help improve the skin’s overall appearance.

Before and after care of Fraxel Laser

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we understand that your time is valuable and that you want to get the most out of your Fraxel Dual Laser treatment.

  • That’s why we provide comprehensive before and after care to ensure that you have the best possible experience. Before your treatment, our expert team will provide you with all the necessary preparation instructions, including any necessary skin preparation and any medications to avoid.
  • After your treatment, we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results. You can expect to see some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, but these effects are usually mild and short-lived.
  • Within a few days, you will start to see the results of your treatment, including a noticeable improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin concerns.

With the Fraxel Dual Laser, you can enjoy a refreshed and youthful complexion with minimal downtime and maximum results.

Experience Dramatic Skin Rejuvenation with Fraxel Laser Treatments

Safety and Side effects

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, your safety is our top priority. The Fraxel Dual Laser is a highly advanced and safe treatment backed by years of scientific research and clinical trials.

  • While some temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, and peeling, may occur, they are usually mild and resolve within a few days.
  • Our expert team is trained to ensure that you receive the safest and most effective treatment possible. You can rest assured that the Fraxel Dual Laser is a safe and effective option for those seeking to improve the appearance of their skin.

So, if you’re looking for a revitalized and refreshed complexion with minimal downtime, look no further than the Fraxel Dual Laser at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre.

Rsults of fractional lasers

“The results from the Fraxel Dual Laser treatment are nothing short of amazing. With just one session, you can experience a noticeable improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and other skin concerns. And, the best part? These results are long-lasting, so you can enjoy a refreshed and youthful complexion for years to come. Before and after photos speak volumes about the power of this treatment, showcasing the incredible difference it can make in just a short amount of time. Of course, results may vary depending on the individual, but most patients see a significant improvement in the appearance of their skin after just one session. So, if you’re ready to turn back the clock and achieve your best skin yet, the Fraxel Dual Laser at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre is the answer.

Rsults of fractional lasers

“The results from the Fraxel Dual Laser treatment are nothing short of amazing. With just one session, you can experience a noticeable improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and other skin concerns. And, the best part? These results are long-lasting, so you can enjoy a refreshed and youthful complexion for years to come. Before and after photos speak volumes about the power of this treatment, showcasing the incredible difference it can make in just a short amount of time. Of course, results may vary depending on the individual, but most patients see a significant improvement in the appearance of their skin after just one session. So, if you’re ready to turn back the clock and achieve your best skin yet, the Fraxel Dual Laser at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre is the answer.

Improve Sun Damage, Fine Lines & Wrinkles with Innovative Fraxel Laser Therapy

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
Fraxel laser costs $300-$900 depending on the area

Fraxel Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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
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.
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.
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.
If you’re considering laser skin resurfacing, you might be wondering what the difference is between Fraxel and CO2 lasers. Both types of laser can provide excellent results, but there are some key differences to consider. One major advantage of Fraxel is that it has shorter downtime. With this type of laser, you can expect to see some redness and swelling for a few days after treatment, but you’ll be able to return to your normal activities relatively quickly. CO2 lasers typically require a week or more of recovery time. Additionally, Fraxel treatment generally has fewer side effects than CO2 laser resurfacing. With Fraxel, there is no risk of prolonged redness or scarring, and you’re less likely to experience other side effects like hyperpigmentation. Finally, because Fraxel uses a microablative laser, there is no need for anesthesia and no risk of infection during treatment. All of these factors make Fraxel an excellent option for those looking for safe and effective skin resurfacing.

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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).

Fraxel laser treatment areas

Fraxel can be used on the face, decolletage, hands, and other body areas affected by aging, sun damage, or scarring. The laser is effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and other signs of aging. It can also help improve surgical scars’ appearance after breast implants. In addition, Fraxel can rejuvenate the hands by reducing the appearance of age spots and wrinkles. During the healing process, your normal moisturizer may be too occluding, so think about products from the brands above. Rather than using two separate products, use moisturizers that have an SPF of 30+ in them. Reapply frequently to avoid dryness

The first few days

During the next few days after the Fraxel laser, deep cleanse and moisturize your skin. Do not scrub, rub, or use any 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 treated area clean, and stay away from the sun.
  • 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 and 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 sloughed off.

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.

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.

The first few days

During the next few days after the Fraxel laser, deep cleanse and moisturize your skin. Do not scrub, rub, or use any 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 treated area clean, and stay away from the sun.
  • 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 and 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 sloughed off.

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).

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.

Fraxel laser treatment areas

Fraxel can be used on the face, decolletage, hands, and other body areas affected by aging, sun damage, or scarring. The laser is effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and other signs of aging. It can also help improve surgical scars’ appearance after breast implants. In addition, Fraxel can rejuvenate the hands by reducing the appearance of age spots and wrinkles. During the healing process, your normal moisturizer may be too occluding, so think about products from the brands above. Rather than using two separate products, use moisturizers that have an SPF of 30+ in them. 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 is capable of removing them completely or permanently. The Fraxel laser may be used in conjunction with other treatments to maximize response; this is something we will evaluate for you. Regardless of the treatment you get here, it is important to maintain sunscreen and utilize melasma-specific skincare products.

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 skin 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 opt to use Fraxel, you will still need to take care of your skin to keep the melasma under control by using good sunscreen and exfoliating it on a regular basis.

Treating age spots with Fraxel Laser

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 opt to use Fraxel, you will still need to take care of your skin to keep the melasma under control by using good sunscreen and exfoliating it on a regular basis.

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 similar to a sunburn immediately after the operation. This is an indication that the natural healing mechanism of your body is regenerating new skin from the inside out.

Fraxel Laser Treatment at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton

Fraxel laser treatment at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton is one of the most advanced treatments available for skin rejuvenation, acne scars, and other skin conditions. The Fraxel laser uses fractional technology which targets specific areas of the skin while leaving the surrounding tissue intact, stimulating collagen production and resulting in improved tone, texture and overall health of the skin.

Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre offers Fraxel Dual Laser treatment to help patients achieve more youthful, beautiful skin. This innovative laser technology targets skin cells to stimulate the production of collagen and new skin tissue. Fraxel Dual Laser can treat sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging. It is a safe procedure with minimal downtime and virtually no risk of side effects or complications. The results are often visible after just one treatment and can last for months or even years depending on the condition being treated and how well it is maintained afterwards. With Fraxel Dual Laser, patients can expect smoother texture, improved tone, tighter pores, and reduced wrinkles as well as increased clarity in their skin’s complexion. Additionally, this technology is capable of treating scars from acne or surgery with impressive results that are long lasting with proper care.

Patients at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre who receive Fraxel Dual Laser treatments should be aware that there may be some minor redness or swelling in the area that was treated for up to 2-3 days following the procedure; however these side effects will subside quickly and should not interfere with daily activities. With regular maintenance treatments recommended by our medical professional, patients can enjoy long-term results from our Fraxel Dual Laser therapy.

  • At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, highly trained technicians use the Fraxel laser to treat a variety of skin issues such as sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks and more. The Fraxel laser uses heat energy to break down damaged cells by targeting particular areas of concern while leaving surrounding healthy cells untouched. This method allows patients to experience dramatic results with minimal discomfort and downtime during recovery.
  • The professionals at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre understand the importance of individualizing treatment plans to fit each patient’s specific needs. During a consultation appointment with one of our experts, patients will have their treatment area assessed for the best possible results. The number of sessions necessary will depend on factors such as the severity of damage or desired outcome; however, many people see improvement after just one session.
  • To ensure clients receive maximum results from our Fraxel treatments at Albany Cosmetic & Laser Centre in Edmonton, they use only the latest technologies. our cutting-edge treatments are designed especially for each patient’s needs before being delivered through advanced lasers that provide safe yet effective treatments with shorter recovery times than traditional methods such as plastic surgery or chemical peels. Furthermore, all treatments are supervised by experienced medical professionals who are certified specialists with years of experience working with medical lasers, making them well-versed in safety protocols and delivering successful aesthetic outcomes.
  • Patients who undergo Fraxel laser treatment at Albany Cosmetic & Laser Centre can expect noticeable improvements in their skin’s texture, tone, clarity and overall health within a few weeks after treatment has been completed without any invasive surgery or extended downtime required. Furthermore, they can also look forward to long-lasting effects due to an increase in collagen production, which helps firm up loose or sagging skin while evening out discoloration caused by sun damage or aging, thus giving patients a youthful glow once again!
  • In addition to these benefits, Albany Cosmetic & Laser Centre also offers additional services like fillers which can be used along with Fraxel treatments for further enhancements on features like lips, cheeks, chin etc., making it easier than ever for clients to achieve perfect results from their cosmetic journey! They also offer professional makeup application before any scheduled appointments so that all clients look their best no matter what stage they’re at when visiting this Edmonton facility – whether it be during consultations, follow-up visits etc.

About the Author

You can pre-order the “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” now. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran