Fraxel repair is the newest and the most aggressive technique of the fraxel family of treatments. Other fraxel techniques include fraxel restore and refine. Fraxel repair focuses on erasing the aging signs, including medium or deep wrinkles and age spots, ensuring that the skin stays tight and soft for a long time. Severely damaged skin can also benefit from the fraxel repair treatment. Fraxel repair has numerous cosmetic benefits, treating not only the superficial layer of skin, but also the deeper layers.
Erases Wrinkles and Rhytides
Wrinkles, furrows and fine lines occur with aging. Sun or smoking can also contribute to the premature aging of the skin. Fraxel repair can reduce the medium and deep wrinkles; if you have only superficial wrinkles, you should opt for a different type of fraxel treatment.
Rhytides are wrinkles caused by a repeated muscular contraction, forming paths on the surface of the skin. Fraxel repair can visibly reduce these rhytides, leaving you with rejuvenated skin.
Employing the microscopic treatment zones (MTZs) technique, fraxel repair will tighten the skin and will also stimulate the production of collagen even a few months after the application of the treatment, which will maintain your skin tight and without wrinkles.
A fraxel treatment can replace a face lift procedure; in addition, it has fewer risks and complications and a faster recovery time.
Eliminates Pigmented Lesions
Pigmented lesions are common in women over a certain age, being caused by exposure to sun. These pigmented lesions, also known as sun or age/liver spots, can be eliminated by a fraxel repair treatment.
Treats Vascular Dyscrhomia
At present fraxel repair is the only FDA approved treatment that can be used for vascular dyschromia.
Vascular dyschromia is a condition manifested through redness of skin and is typically caused by sun exposure or sun burns. The CO2 laser used in the fraxel repair treatment can reduce the spots and the patchy appearance of the skin.
Evens Skin Tone and Texture
If you have any skin tone or texture irregularities, fraxel repair is a procedure that will give you a soft and homogeneous skin texture. Oversized pores will be dramatically reduced in size and the acne scars will be gone.
The fraxel repair treatment requires anesthesia and is a procedure that takes between 30 to 40 minutes. A single appointment is needed and the results will be highly satisfactory. Minor swelling can be experienced after the surgery, but the treated areas should get better in 2 to 5 days, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment and the sensitivity of your skin.
You are likely to experience redness on the treated areas up to 1 month after the treatment. However, you can notice dramatic changes from the day of surgery and the skin will continue to heal and get softer and tighter for the following 6 months. Make sure you protect you skin after surgery and wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30) to prevent the occurrence of new sun spots or burns.