Despite the numerous warnings from skincare and medical experts, most men and women venture out of their homes daily without protection from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s hard to incorporate changes to our routines and even the best of us will forget from time to time.
Still, all of that exposure to the sun can damage the skin and cause premature signs of aging. Sun spots, wrinkles, and other unwanted effects may already be appearing on your face, neck, and hands.
The Fraxel Laser Treatment
Fraxel laser treatments were first introduced in the mid-1990s and quickly became one of the most significant advancements of its kind. The treatment has been evolving ever since, earning the 2006 award as a Top 10 Breakthrough of the Year in Health Magazine for its Restore Dual laser treatments.
It works by making tiny, controlled injuries to the skin, which will stimulate the production of new collagen. As the skin repairs these tiny injuries, it also works to grow new skin cells and heal the older damage visible from sun exposure and other problems. The unique approach to skincare can create dramatic results in patients experiencing sun damage and other skin problems, including aging signs, acne scars, and more.
The Fraxel Procedure
Every part of your skin is comprised of many small pores and cells, each of which can be damaged to create visible side effects. Skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, age spots, sun spots, acne scars, active acne, melasma, actinic keratosis, and other skin problems can arise when these cells are damaged. Fortunately, Fraxel laser treatments will focus on these tiny areas of the skin and create dramatic results with one small correction at a time.
Fraxel laser treatments have improved greatly upon the skin rejuvenation procedures of the past. Instead of a large treatment area, the small and refined Fraxel laser can target trouble spots more effectively, leaving behind less redness and swelling. Healing after a Fraxel treatment is just two or three days, compared to two to three weeks after other treatments. Because Fraxel is a much gentler option, patients can opt for multiple sessions spaced out over time to achieve the results they really want.
How Fraxel Reverses Sun Damage
When it comes to damage from the sun, Fraxel is especially effective against these side effects. Fraxel differs from traditional laser treatments by sweeping the superficial lasers of the skin, which are typically the most damaged by sun exposure.
By breaking up the skin cells over these trouble areas, the appearance of sun spots and the severity of wrinkles and creases can be greatly reduced. The Fraxel laser can also help to tighten and firm the skin, even out the texture and tone, and leave you with a complete, refreshed appearance.
Some of the skin damage reversed by Fraxel laser treatments include:
- Discoloration, known as sun spots.
- Sallowness or yellowish tint of the skin.
- Breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, which can leave it thin and wrinkled.
- Fine lines around the mouth, eyes, nose, etc.
- Freckling along the nose and cheeks.
With Fraxel lasers, your facial plastic surgeon or skincare professional can improve your sun-damaged skin without big risks, unwanted side effects, or long recovery times.
Reverse Sun Damage
The sun can damage your skin in many ways, both seen and unseen. Below the sun spots and wrinkles, your skin could be damaged deep down where you can’t see the effects. Fraxel treatments can’t reverse serious skin cancer risks, but it can certainly reduce the visible signs left behind by the sun.
When your skin has been damaged by the sun, it can speed up the aging process, breaking down the skin over time and creating lasting effects. By erasing this sun exposure from your skin, you can keep it healthier and younger-looking for longer.
Plus Fraxel Treats Many Other Skin Concerns during the Same Treatment
- Deep lines and wrinkles
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Age spots
- Melasma, or skin pigmentation
- Actinic keratosis, a type of precancerous lesions
- Irregular skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
Whatever surface troubles you’re experiencing with your skin, the Fraxel laser treatment is worth consideration.
See some Before & After photos of a few of our previous Fraxel patients in our gallery.
Contact MirrorMirror and Book a Free Consultation for Fraxel Treatment
If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, or if you have a question about dermal fillers, please contact a patient coordinator at our office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 281-810-9083. You can also reach us by email.
Every treatment is monitored by Dr. Paul Vitenas. He has practiced in the Houston area since 1990. He has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He’s also been awarded Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor and a Top Doctor for Women.
The office of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and the Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery is conveniently located in the heart of Houston. If you are not a local, we can schedule an online consultation. We can also assist with travel and financing arrangements. We think you will see the reflection of something great at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique.