Facial skin is delicate and can easily show signs of aging. Be it spots, pores, or wrinkles, each small detail can make you look older than you feel. Fortunately, looking younger doesn’t have to involve intensive surgical procedures. For those interested in nonsurgical or noninvasive ways to look more alert and refreshed, laser skin resurfacing is an excellent option.
Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing at the Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics is an innovative, popular, and effective skin renewal treatment. This specialized technology has become a secret weapon against aging, helping improve skin texture and treating imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and pigmentation irregularities.
What Is Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Fraxel lasers emit thousands of micro-beams that deeply penetrate the skin’s surface. These precise points of light activate the skin’s natural healing response, prompting cells to produce more collagen and create fresh, healthy skin.
The Fraxel line has multiple tools that all specialize in different areas. Each of these has different benefits and your doctor can help you decide which is best for you. Our practice offers the complete Fraxel family of treatments, including:
- Clear + Brilliant: The lightest option, no downtime required. Reduces the appearance of pores and evens out skin tone and texture.
- Fraxel Dual: Less invasive, only a short downtime is necessary. Helps treat pigmentation, improves skin texture, and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. It typically requires 3 to 5 sessions with recovery including mild swelling, a few days of pink, dry skin with some roughness and slight peeling.
- Fraxel re:pair: A more intense treatment for dramatic results. An excellent option for more advanced photodamage and deeper wrinkles. The recovery period for the Fraxel re:pair is approximately 7-10 days of wound care, which includes some degree of redness, swelling, and peeling of the skin.
Clear + Brilliant and Fraxel Dual are often part of a regular skincare regimen. Fraxel re:pair, on the other hand, typically requires only a single session.
Results will progressively improve over the course of 4 to 6 months as your skin continues to heal. Working together with your doctor, you can decide which option is best for you and your goals.
What Makes Fraxel Special?
In the past, laser treatments have typically required longer downtime and more significant healing periods. Now, with Fraxel utilizing fractional photothermolysis (FP), you can get dramatic results in comparatively less time.
Fraxel Dual can be performed on the face and any areas of delicate skin, including the neck, chest, and hands. Fraxel Repair is optimized for use on the face and neck.
What Problems Can Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Treat?
Fraxel is excellent for treating a variety of issues. It can address:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
- Textural irregularities
- Pigmentation problems
- Acne Scarring
These treatments can be part of a skincare plan for people of all ages. However, Fraxel technology is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tighten loose skin, and treat other skin issues often associated with age.
People with severe acne, cold sores, or other skin disorders should first consult a board-certified dermatologist to see if laser skin resurfacing is right for them.
Fraxel laser resurfacing is a unique tool that we’re proud to offer at our practice. You can browse results from real patients in our before-and-after gallery. To learn more, request a consultation online or call our practice at (214) 631-7546.