At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology, we are proud to offer our patients a wide variety of treatments. We believe that Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing is a remarkable laser-treatment designed to effectively change the texture of skin – all skin types and colors. This laser skin resurfacing treatment is FDA-approved. It is a fractional laser technology designed to help restore skin to its original, youthful texture. It helps patients achieve smoother, fresher looking skin while improving tone and texture, minimizing the appearance of pores, removing unwanted brown spots, acne scars, and surgical scars. The best part is that it also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology, we use the laser on the patient’s whole face, but other popular areas include the neck, décolletage, hands, and arms.
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If you are interested in learning more about this treatment, give SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology a call. We can help you determine whether or not Fraxel® is the right option for your desired results. Give us a call today at (925) 275-9333.
The technology behind Fraxel® is as groundbreaking as the results it produces. Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel® skin resurfacing treatments are able to treat thousands of precise microscopic areas of skin. The technology uses pinpoint laser beams that pierce beneath the skin’s surface, which eliminates old, damaged skin cells. Fraxel® stimulates the body’s healing process and replaces damaged skin with glowing, healthy skin.
Anyone can get Fraxel® fractionated laser skin resurfacing – it is safe enough to be used on all skin types and colors. And because we all have unique skin, genetic make-up, lifestyles, and personal history, the condition of our skin contributes to how our skin looks and feels. At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology, we help you create a treatment plan for Fraxel® skin resurfacing. This plan is developed to target your skin’s specific needs.
The results appear immediately and continue to progress. Soon after the treatment, you will notice that the surface of your skin feels softer and smoother, looks brighter, and has a more even tone. Improvement will continue over the next 3-6 months since the deeper layers of the skin will continue to create new collagen. Of course, the extent of how long your results last will depend on your lifestyle, age, skin condition, and personal skin regimen.
The number of Fraxel® treatments you should get will depend on the results you are trying to achieve, your skin type, the condition that is being treated, and how your skin responds to treatment. Clinical studies have shown that most people see maximum results in just 3 to 5 sessions, usually within a 4 to 6 week period.
At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology, we try to make Fraxel® treatments as comfortable as possible and apply a topical numbing cream before the procedure. We also use cold during the procedure to minimize discomfort. Many patients report feeling a sensation similar to a sunburn, which usually goes away within a few hours.
Following a Fraxel® treatment, you may notice some redness and swelling. The intensity of these side-effects depends on how aggressive the treatment was. You should follow the recommended post-treatment practices, like applying ice, keeping the treated area moisturized, and more. Your unique healing characteristics can also affect your experience after the treatment, since everyone’s skin is unique. Some patients have greater than expected reactions when they have less aggressive treatments, while others have very few side-effects even though they had aggressive treatments.