Laser Skin Rejuvenation and Fraxel: Skin Care Options

Modern technology has brought about different developments in the field of medicine that have helped to cure various diseases and medical conditions and help to advance the study of different medicines throughout the years. With the advancement in technology and the medical field throughout the years the development and improvement of lasers for medical therapy has also grown.

Lasers are now being used to treat cancerous tumors, remove tattoos and to remove excess fat from the body. New laser technology is used to repair the skin through controlled damage with inspires the immune system function, such as with Fraxel. 

Certain types of lasers are capable of offering very small tears in the dermal layer of the skin which results in a healing response and collagen production.  The laser stimulates the restorative processes of the body by controlled damage done to the skin.

Lasers reach deep into the second layer of the skin, known as the dermis, and stimulate the restorative abilities of the body in turn creating new collagen and new skin is formed. Older, damaged skin is removed from the body with this new laser and because this process of controlled skin damage is done in small areas, the body allows for quick healing time and a highly effective skin rejuvenation process. 

Fraxel is one type of laser treatment option, as well as laser skin rejuvenation which actually performs controlled skin removal in areas of concern. People that are candidates for the skin rejuvenation procedures are those that suffer from age spots, sun damage, scars from acne, eye wrinkles and melasma.

Clearer and more radiant skin tone is possible with laser skin rejuvenation, Fraxel, and dermabrasion procedures. Over time, skin may become pigmented, which means the color of the skin can fade in certain spots, and this procedure can help to fix that problem. 

Fraxel treatment can be used to treat the neck, the chest and the hands. Laser skin rejuvenation is usually performed in the same areas, though the face is one commonly treated area. 

Other areas of the body may be treatable but this needs to be discussed with your dermatologist or physician before deciding to have the procedure. As with most surgeries and cosmetic procedures, the number of treatments it takes to acquire satisfactory results will vary from patient to patient because of the different healing process for each different patient.

This procedure can be repeated later in life if needed even though the original procedure can last for a long period of time. One reason for the need to have the procedure done again is because aging and environmental factors can cause skin damage.

Skin rejuvenation is usually not covered by medical insurance because it is considered a cosmetic and voluntary procedure so the patient will need to pay for it out of pocket. The cost for one session usually runs from $800-$1,000 each, and this of course varies based on the area being treated among other things.  Most patients are satisfied with the results after the healing period is completed and the new skin develops over time.

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