Today’s fractional laser, or Fraxel Laser, treatments do not resemble the laser skin resurfacing treatments of the past, which involved many weeks of downtime hiding from friends, family, and colleagues, as you grew back the top layer of skin.
The Fraxel laser causes deliberate micro-injuries to the skin; the real magic takes place during the repair process. Fraxel laser treatments encourage the body’s natural healing processes replacing the dull, damaged skin with renewed, radiant, healthy skin. Sort of a pixelated demolition, the Fraxel laser creates micro-thermal zones, encouraging the regeneration of the deeper collagen and elastin while as well as around 20% new surface skin with each treatment.
Fractional laser technology represents the cutting edge in laser skin resurfacing, involves almost microscopic laser rays that infiltrate deep into the skin’s surface to eradicate the aged or damaged skin cells. With this method of laser skin resurfacing, the top layer of the skin is preserved, shielding the tissue and allowing faster healing times.
Much less invasive than its ancestors, patients are able to wear make-up as soon as they feel comfortable. Some swelling may occur and usually subsides in 24 hours. Fraxel laser patients will appear to be sunburned for a few days, and be fully recovered in about a week.
Best uses: Laser skin resurfacing of fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone, texture and reduce pore size, smooth out rough skin and acne scars; overall rejuvenation of the skin. Whatever the sign of aging your skin is showing; Fraxel treatments deliver remarkable results with fast recovery.
The natural aging process can’t be stopped. As we get older, the slowdown of collagen production causes lines to appear along the ridges of the muscles we contract most frequently, like when we laugh or frown. Environmental and lifestyle factors such as the sun, or smoking also contribute to poor skin health. The result is skin which appears thin, uneven, or and dull.
The advanced laser skin resurfacing technology behind the Fraxel Laser is ideal for those wishing to restore the youthfulness of the skin and reverse the signs environmental damage without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure.
The lasers work to penetrate deep beneath the external layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production. Collagen- the structural protein which makes up 80% of the skin keeps tissues and organs strong. As we age, collagen production slows down resulting in fewer new skin cells generated, more dead damaged skin cells accumulated, resulting in the blotchiness, unevenness, and dryness associated with the rough texture of aged skin.
“Bad” skin, also named aged spots, liver spots, freckles, or brown spots, are flat, irregular brown blotches on the areas that are regularly exposed to the sun, such as the face and chest. While typically harmless, these brown patches making you appear much older than you actually are.
Your body protects your skin from sun exposure and ultraviolet rays by producing melanin. Too much exposure to the sun over time can cause increased pigmentation in certain areas, resulting in the appearance of age spots.
Fraxel laser treatments work to resurface the skin by eliminating the layer of damaged skin and encouraging the growth of new skin cells resulting in a radiant, youthful appearance.
Scars are depressions in the skin that can occur after a medical condition such as acne, surgical incision. Scars on the face are especially emotionally painful as they can serve as daily reminder of a traumatic experience, or carry the stigma of adolescent acne long after it’s gone.
After the skin heals from pimples, whitehead, and other blemishes, acne scars can remain due to bacteria and oil trapped beneath the skin’s surface. The result is rough textured uneven skin. The Fraxel lasers powerful technology works to renew the skin, resulting in the diminishing of scarring.
Minor wrinkles, slight drooping, and scarring can all combine forces to make the skin appear old and tired. The Fraxel laser has the added benefit that it does not treat one specific skin condition; the powerful lasers in the hand of a skilled professional can be applied to different areas of the skin to treat more severe spotting and scarring to more subtle fine lines. The results are always the same; smooth glowing youthful skin.
Wrinkles, furrows, browns spots, nooks and crannies are all signs of a life rich with laughter and experiences. You don’t have to wear the road map of your adventures past on your face, and you don’t have to undergo painful surgeries or injections to restore the supple skin of your youth. Fraxel laser treatments are fast, painless with little down time. Achieve beautiful results using your body’s natural resources without looking frozen or undergoing expensive and painful surgeries.
Enjoy your next adventure full of confidence, wearing less make up thanks to the magic of the Fraxel Laser at Jolie Plastic Surgery.
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