If you are looking for a gentle, non-invasive approach to skin care, Fraxel may be the treatment option you need. It is a safe, non-invasive type of laser therapy which is most commonly used to treat skin damage due to aging, the sun or scarring. It is a precise form of therapy with varying degrees of intensity, so it can be tailored to target your own skin's issues.
How It Works
During a treatment session, your dermatologist uses a laser to create tiny wounds beneath the surface of your skin. These wounds trigger the body's natural healing response. This, in turn, prompts increased production of collagen and elastin, two elements that create the appearance of fresher and more youthful skin. Depending upon the degree of therapy you need, your "downtime" and the number of sessions you may require will vary.
Types of Treatment
There are 3 types of Fraxel treatment, each with a varying degree of intensity.
- Re:fine, which is the most gentle option and is commonly used to treat minor skin damage and restore the skin's youthful appearance. There is no real downtime for this kind of therapy;
- Re:store, which is a moderate treatment option used to treat acne scars, fine wrinkles, and sun spots. Downtime can last a day or two;
- Re:pair, which is the most severe treatment option, used as a non-invasive alternative to a facelift. The downtime for this procedure is about a week.
Fraxel and Fair Skin Tones
In addition to healing skin damage, Fraxel will improve the appearance of your skin. In just one treatment, you will see a notable improvement in your skin tone, texture and pore size. Because it is such a gentle and non-invasive treatment option, it is ideal for fair skin tones. You will not notice any lasting redness with Fraxel therapy.
If you want to learn more about Fraxel, consult with your dermatologist. He will be able to discuss if it's the right option for your skin's needs.