Fraxel® is an anti-aging therapy that uses a non-invasive laser to provide a wide array of treatments for many forms of aging. The system can be customized to each individual patient’s needs and concerns, and most of these patients only need minimal recovery time. It is an ideal solution for those who want the appearance of younger skin without the “fake” or “plastic” look as well as a speedier recovery.
Fraxel works by smoothing out fine lines on the skin and treating microscopic sections of the skin similar to the way one touches up a photograph. It utilizes selective treatment that causes collagen to regenerate but does not affect the rest of the surface of the skin.
The Fraxel laser delves deep under the skin penetrating small fractions by 400 to 700 microns, which does not harm the surrounding areas and helps to speed up the healing process. In addition to treating fine lines, Fraxel can also:
- Smooth out wrinkles including brow lines and crow’s feet
- Even out discolorations
- Improve skin surface scarring
- Improve pigmentation and remove surface spots
- Repair sun damaged skin
- Treat Actinic Keratosis (a pre-cancerous skin condition)
- It can even treat skin on the neck, hands, and chest that have been damaged by time
The minimally-invasive Fraxel Dual is the most effective non-surgical treatment for skin available. It is Dr. Lamb’s treatment of choice for laser skin resurfacing and skin correction. The non-surgical procedure is done on an outpatient basis and intended to smooth the skin’s surface in addition to correcting imperfections in tone, pore size, texture, acne scarring, pigmentation and melasma, sun damage, and more.
The Fraxel Dual is a proven and tested laser treatment touting two distinct wavelengths. One Fraxel wavelength safely triggers the skin to produce new collagen and the other wave length latches on to skin pigment and damaged cells to stimulate them into exfoliation. Because of this, the Fraxel Dual is an ideal choice for those seeking to reduce pigmentation.
Fraxel Laser Statistics
In cosmetic procedures there are always numbers that can illuminate the true benefits of any procedure. A few of the key Fraxel stats:
- Over 800,000 Fraxel procedures have been performed by over 2,500 physicians
- Over 55 peer reviewed studies and articles have been written on Fraxel
- More than 45 patents have been issued to Fraxel and similar technology
Fraxel Laser Before and After
The results from Fraxel laser treatments can at times be too good to be true. Due to its popularity, you may already know someone who has been treated by it and can tell you all about it. However, there are many sources for finding before and after pictures for Fraxel, including an extensive library on our site.
Fraxel Dual Recovery
Most of our patients are able to return to their normal lives very soon after treatment. The recovery from a Fraxel laser treatment is very similar to mild sunburn. At first, the skin may swell or redden and will reduce in severity after one or two days. The treated skin will then lose some of its redness and may fade to a tanned color for three days to two weeks after treatment. A mild peeling or flaking may also occur, and patients are encouraged to wear sunscreen as well as limiting sun exposure in order to promote optimal results.
Fraxel Dual Treatment Staff
Our Fraxel Dual treatment staff has an abundance of experience utilizing these laser and other technology-based therapies under the supervision of Dr. Jerome Lamb (member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgery). R.N. Kelly Beaver and licensed aesthetician Carri Lamb routinely treat patients of every skin type, color, age, gender, and need. Our staff is dedicated to helping you get the look you want safely and with the fewest potential side effects.
To learn more about the Fraxel Dual laser and other minimally invasive skin treatments, call our office at (816) 795-5262 to arrange your consultation today.
What is Fraxel Laser Good for?
Fraxel was cleared for use in November of 2003 and has grown to be available in over 80 countries across the globe. The laser is named after the fractional ablative laser resurfacing and is primarily used for the treatment of wrinkles, but it can be used safely and effectively to treat many other skin imperfections through the use of its fractional photothermolysis technology.
What is the Cost of Fraxel Laser Treatment?
The cost of Fraxel laser treatments varies depending on what area or areas are being treated, level of correction desired, and whether or not the Fraxel Dual is being used. Taken as an average, Fraxel procedures can range in price anywhere from $900 to $1,500.
What are Fraxel Side Effects and Dangers?
The Fraxel has been approved by the FDA for a number of skin rejuvenating treatments for the face, neck, chest, and hands. Its side effects and dangers are minimal and temporary but include redness, swelling, bronzing of the skin, and irritation.
How Long Does a Fraxel Treatment Take?
Depending on the area being treated and the severity of the damage, a treatment with a Fraxel laser can vary but in most cases is an outpatient procedure. Patients who do not need an excessive amount of treatment on various areas of the body can be treated in as little as thirty minutes to an hour.
How Many Fraxel Treatments do I Need to See Results?
Some patients can see treatments instantly with a Fraxel laser in some cases. However, most Fraxel treatment professionals will let each patient know how many sessions are needed in order to see results to their goals before moving forward. In many typical cases, patients can see results in approximately three to six treatments.