Use of laser technology in aesthetic treatments have provided numerous possibilities to remove scars, wrinkles, pigmentation and other skin concerns without causing any pain or side-effects. Fraxel laser is one such innovative laser which has gained immense popularity because of its innumerable benefits. But, there are so many facts about Fraxel Laser that might help you understand fraxel laser therapy better, so, let us find out more.
What is a dual fraxel laser system?
The Fraxel Dual system, or dual fraxel laser, is a treatment capable of completely renewing your skin without having to undergo a traumatic post treatment. Recovery is fast because it is not an ablative laser although it is as effective as it is.
This Fraxel laser treatment has TGA approval for the treatment of spots, pigmentation and for the regeneration of tissue damaged by acne, accidental or surgical scars, including body stretch marks both the red ones of current origin and the white ones with many years of evolution.
How does it work?
The Fraxel Dual is a fractional Laser that acts to form microscopic columns that penetrate the skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very fast healing, stimulating the natural regeneration process of the body itself and getting a speedy recovery of damaged or aged tissue.
It is the ideal therapy to show off a radiant skin, without scars or spots as when it was in its thirties.
How do the different wavelengths of the fraxel laser work?
The Fraxel Laser has two types of wavelengths depending on their depth, one at 1550 nm and another at 1927 nm. In the first place, the 1550 nm wavelength works at a greater depth and is the one used for injuries installed in deeper areas that are the cause of facial ageing producing wrinkles, furrows, scars, etc. Therefore, this wavelength is in charge of facial rejuvenation.
On the other hand, the 1927 nm wavelength acts more on the surface eliminating the lesions that affect pigmentation and goes from the treatment of actinic keratosis, post inflammatory spots, solar lentigines or melasma.
How many sessions are necessary?
Several sessions might be necessary depending on the type of skin concern and the required result. Tissue regeneration occurs from the inside out and the new fully restored tissue becomes visible within a few weeks of treatment. It depends on the severity of each case, but the sessions must be done every 6 or 8 weeks and as many sessions as the patient wishes can be repeated.
Do you apply the laser beam all over the targeted area?
Fraxel laser is a fractionated laser, that is, it does not affect the entire treated area, as is the case with ablatives, but instead it acts only on the affected area by leaving intact parts of healthy skin, which causes a rapid healing process.
What to expect during the fraxel laser treatment?
A brief sensation of heat or a stinging sensation can be felt during the treatment and subtle redness or sensitivity can be expected after the treatment. Applying cold air during the treatment to counteract the heat helps a lot.
What is the recovery time after the treatment?
It depends, if we talk about treating scars or stretch marks, we use the shorter wavelength, then the recovery is immediate, a slight redness might stay for a few hours but it ebbs within the day. To heal the skin faster, physicians generally apply emollient on the skin after the laser treatment. It soothes and hydrates the skin after the treatment.
Can the fraxel laser treatment be done in the summer?
It is necessary to protect yourself from the sun in an effective way, by applying total screen protection factor cream every 2 hours for a couple of weeks and then every 4 hours if you are going to be exposed to the sun continuously.
There are many patients who fear being treated in the hot months due to the harshness of the sun. But, no matter whether it is summer or winter, Fraxel laser treatment can be done at any time of the year. In Australia, this laser therapy is used throughout the year.
How much does one session of Fraxel laser therapy cost?
The price of the fraxel laser varies according to the conditions of the patient’s skin, as well as the area to be treated. Therefore it is not possible to give a fixed price for the treatment. To help you, it is best to contact us, or visit us to study your conditions and give you a diagnosis to suit you.
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