Fraxel laser resurfacing is an exciting new procedure provided by Dr Cohen.
Most of us wish we could slow down the effects aging has on our looks – and maybe even get a few years back in the process. Fraxel is proven laser technology that can help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. With Fraxel, change isn’t drastic or scary – it’s you, just younger.
This laser treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, pigmentation (melasma) and other signs of skin aging. Fraxel laser produces tiny columns in the skin called microthermal treatment zones. This zone causes wound healing and repair in the skin which uses the body’s natural healing process to create new healthy tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections. This treatment can be done on the face, neck, chest and hands.
After the treatment your skin will experience a mild sunburn sensation for 1-2 hours. Skin may have a pinkish tone for 5-7 days. Skin will bronze for 3-14 days then some flaking may occur as your skin replaces dead tissue. Sunscreen use is mandatory for the next few months to maintain optimal results. Over the following weeks the body will repair the dermis and produce beneficial changes that continue to improve over the next few months. Patients require 3-5 treatments depending on their degree of sun damage or scarring.
Fraxel is effective on:
- Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
- Surface scarring – erasing effects of acne and other scarring
- Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of age spots
- Sun damage – helping heal dangerous skin damageActinic Keratosis (AK) – a common pre-cancerous skin condition
All treatments will be directly supervised by Dr Cohen or Dr. Rajan. If you have question about this procedure please contact Rose Lortie our medical esthetician.
Before and after pictures link: http://www.fraxel.com/what-to-expect/fraxel-results/id/372