Fraxel Laser Treatment
produces thousands of tiny but deep
columns of treatment in your skin, known as MicroThermal
Zones. This treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented
cells. It also penetrates deeply into the dermis. Just as
important, though, are the areas of skin the Fraxel laser leaves
The Fraxel laser is so precise that it penetrates the
non-living, protective barrier of the skin, called the stratum
corneum, as if it were a window and leaves it completely
For every microthermal zone the laser targets and treats
intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and
intact. This "fractional" treatment" allows the skin to
heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once,
using the body's natural healing process to create new, healthy
tissue to replace skin imperfections.
Areas and Problems treated by Fraxel:
- Face - Surface wrinkles,
brown spots, pigmentation and roughness
- Face - ACNE SCARS - FDA Approved
- Face, neck and chest - Acne scars
- Neck -
Wrinkles and pigmentation
- Chest - Sun damage,
wrinkles, freckles, brown spots
- Hands - Age spots, weathered
- Arms - Age spots, rough skin,
- Any Body Location - Surgical
Fraxel for Acne Scars
has become one of the most effective treatments available. By
disrupting and re-organizing collagen, the skin surface is smoothed
considerably. Acne scars, old and new, respond equally well.
The new Fraxel SR1500 is especially adept at treating acne scars with
minimal discomfort and maximum results.
Turn Back the Clock on AgingBecause Fraxel™
Laser Treatment spares healthy tissue, it is effective even on
delicate skin areas, such as the neck, chest and hands.
After your very first
Fraxel Laser Treatment, you will begin to feel the difference in
your skin, as it gradually becomes softer, smoother and fresher.
Fine lines around your eyes will noticeably fade. So will uneven
coloring and the brown spots caused by aging and sun exposure.
The results are natural-looking with no demarcation lines, long-term redness or
the "shiny" face look that was common with older lasers.
treatments, your friends and colleagues will remark on how youthful
and healthy your skin looks. Unless you tell them you've had laser treatments, they'll never know.
Clinical studies suggest that an effective treatment regime is
three to five sessions, spaced about seven days to 14 days
apart. However, treatment plans can be very flexible and
effective, even spaced by weeks or months if that best meets the
patient's needs. By design, each treatment session targets
between 12-20% of the skin's surface, depending on the clinical
parameters selected. Results are immediate and progressive.
Optimal improvement is usually visible in about two to three
Source: Reliant Technologies
Preparing for Treatment
Fraxel Laser Treatments can be performed
right in the Total Dermatology office using only topical
anesthesia in most cases.
Treatment is well tolerated and feels like a prickling
treatment area will be thoroughly washed prior to the procedure.
then a layer of topical numbing gel is applied. Once the the numbing
gel has taken effect,
a clear gel is
applied to the treatment area and your Fraxel Treatment begins.
With the latest Roller Tips and sophisticated software, no blue
dye is needed.
Your Doctore will glide the laser
hand-piece across the area to be treated...face, neck, chest,
hands or desired treatment location. A special cooling device
will blow chilled air across the skin as it is being treated. As
the hand-piece delivers the laser energy in tiny "dots", you
will feel a heated prickling sensation and hear a sound from the
machine that resembles radio static. In about 30 minutes, you're
What Happens After Treatment
You will experience a mild sunburn
sensation for about an hour and then virtually no discomfort.
will have a pinkish tone for
five to seven days. This is a normal sign that the skin is
that dermal tissue is being repaired, and there is good blood
circulation. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in two
to three days.
apply make-up or shave soon after treatment.
Typically patients find they can go back
to work soon after treatment or the next day.
Happens When You go Home
New epidermal skin develops immediately,
within 24 hours. This process of skin repair involves:
Your skin will have a bronze appearance
that lasts anywhere from three to 14 days, depending on the
Your skin will naturally and vigorously
exfoliate as the reorganized epidermal skin replaces dead
tissue. Flaking is similar to that of minor sunburn, but
without the associated pain. Use of a moisturizer will mask
the appearance of flaking.
Over the following weeks and
months, the body repairs the deeper dermal
tissues that have been affected by the Fraxel treatment,
producing longer beneficial changes associated with a healthy,
Sunscreen: Be sure to use
sunscreen at least twice daily to protect your skin from sun
exposure during both the healing phase and for several months
after treatment. Apply a moisturizing sun block with an SPF of
at least 30-plus.
For added protection, use wide-brimmed hats when in direct
The Reliant Technologies Fraxel Laser
System is cleared by the FDA for dermatological procedures
requiring the coagulation of soft tissue and for treatment of
periorbital wrinkles and pigmented lesions.
FDA approval for effective
treatment of Melasma, Periorbital Wrinkles, Acne Scars, Surgical
Scars, Pigmented Lesions and Skin Resurfacing.