Fraxel laser is the most preferred skin rejuvenation treatment among Australians. It helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, melasma, dark spots, acne scars, stretch marks and post-surgery scars.
Fraxel laser treatment is non-ablative; the top layer of the skin remains intact. Fraxel dual laser works by targeting smaller areas of the skin and stimulating its natural healing response to rejuvenate the skin.
Fraxel dual laser creates micro wounds or minute wounds in the middle layer of the skin also called the dermis, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin – the protein-rich growth factors of new healthy skin tissues. This helps to diminish the signs of aging and deliver tighter and smoother skin. Fraxel dual lasers can also break up uneven pigmentation in the skin and provide a spotless skin tone.
As with any other treatment, Fraxel dual lasers have their pros and cons. Let’s check out the pros and cons of Fraxel laser treatment.
Less recovery period
Fraxel laser is non-ablative, therefore, its recovery period is shorter when compared to ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment. Ablative laser treatment involves complete removal of the top layer of skin, therefore, the skin takes weeks to fully heal or recover from the treatment.
In contrast, the skin completely heals within one week after Fraxel dual laser treatment. You may notice redness or swelling in the treated area, however, it goes away within a few days post-treatment.
The time required for Fraxel dual laser treatment depends on the size of the target treatment area. However, the treatment procedure is generally pretty quick; one treatment session gets completed within 1 hour.
The doctor applies a proper numbing cream to ease the discomfort, which further lessens the treatment period.
Very less preparation required
Surgical procedures and ablative laser treatments require proper preparation for secure execution. In contrast, Fraxel laser treatment requires very less prep time. At the most, the doctor may ask you to stop using specific retinoids and acid-based skin care products one week before treatment.
With that said, the skin’s condition on treatment day determines whether or not the Fraxel dual laser would suit the skin. Cases like visible burns due to heavy sun exposure or bad acne breakout could force you to postpone the Fraxel laser treatment until the skin has completely recovered.
More than one treatment session may be needed to achieve desired skin rejuvenation results
Though ablative lasers are risky and require a more extended healing period, they deliver dramatic skin rejuvenation outcomes.
Fraxel dual laser is a non-ablative procedure, therefore, depending on the skin and its aging process, you may be required to undergo more than one treatment session to achieve the desired skin rejuvenation outcome.
Need to be extra careful about sun exposure
After Fraxel laser treatment, the skin becomes extra sensitive. Therefore, you need to be very careful about sun exposure and must protect the skin from direct sun exposure to avoid hyperpigmentation and sun damage to the treated area.
You need to be extra diligent and use proper sunscreen whenever you move out into the sun. A Sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher should be used at all times.
Fraxel laser treatment is the most secure and effective method of skin rejuvenation. You achieve tighter, smoother, radiant and youthful skin without any effort, pain or downtime.
Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre provides the most comprehensive TGA & FDA-approved Fraxel laser treatment. Consult Dr Shobna Singh now to know more.