Like the choice of any other cosmetic or medical treatment provider, your selection of a Fraxel specialist should be based on personal research of the procedure, its techniques and its benefits, in order to help you determine the specialist who can best meet your individual needs.
Before your initial consultation with any specialist, it can be a good idea to gather background information about the procedure from the internet and other sources, including information about which conditions the Fraxel procedure treats, any medical conditions which may preclude you from undergoing the Fraxel procedure, and the results and recovery associated with the rejuvenation treatment. Once you understand these factors you will be in a better position to evaluate individual practitioners.
During your visit, be sure to ask the practitioner about his or her experience with each of the three types of Fraxel treatments. Once evaluated, your specialist will be able to determine which type is best for you; however, it is a good idea to ensure the specialist is experienced in all three types of techniques, so that he or she may best judge your specific, individual treatment needs. Also be sure to ask about specific training or certification that the specialist may have received for the Fraxel procedures.
Ask to see before and after photos of patients the specialist has treated with the Fraxel technique. When available, ask to see photos of patients with conditions similar to your own in order to get the most accurate estimation of the results you can expect to achieve.
The initial consultation visit is also the time to discuss costs and financing options with the practitioner. Costs can vary widely among practitioners and clinics. Because Fraxel requires more than one treatment in most cases, ask if the practitioner offers a discount for successive treatments.