Am I a Candidate for Fraxel?

Fraxel is an ideal rejuvenation treatment for men and women who are experiencing the initial signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, sunspots and discoloration due to age. By treating the deeper layers of the skin rather than the surface, Fraxel helps reduce or eliminate these signs of skin damage, and helps restore a more youthful appearance by stimulating the development of collagen, which helps skin appear firmer and more resilient.

Women who suffer from melasma (also called the mask of pregnancy) can also benefit from Fraxel, which is the first cosmetic procedure approved to treat this specific condition.

Men and women with large pores can also benefit from Fraxel, and treatments may be performed on the face, as well as the neck, back and hands.

Although the Fraxel procedure is relatively noninvasive, making it an excellent choice for most patients, there are certain individuals who may not be considered ideal candidates for the procedure. These include:

  • Men and women with epilepsy or other conditions which involve seizures triggered by light; any individual with a skin infection, including dermatitis and cold sores, occurring in the treatment area
  • Men and women who are taking anticoagulants or medications that cause them to be sensitive to light, as well as those who have taken Accutane within six months prior to the procedure
  • Individuals who have poor wound healing capabilities, which may include men and women with diabetes and other health conditions

Because Fraxel is designed to aid those experiencing the early signs of aging, men and women with deeper wrinkles, folds or creases, as well as those with significant sagging due to aging and sun damage, may experience better results with other treatments. After evaluating your skin, your specialist will be able to determine if Fraxel is the best procedure for your needs.

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