- Smoothing acne scars
- Reducing age spots and wrinkles
- Helping sun-damaged skin areas
Preparing for Your Fraxel® Laser Treatment ProcedureFor proper preparation, you will be given a thorough overview from the physician on what you should be doing to ensure the best results. If you smoke, you should stop for two weeks prior to the procedure so you can heal better, and you can avoid post-surgical complication risks.
Fraxel® Laser Treatment RecoveryThe Fraxel® treatment targets the deeper layer of the skin – the dermis – so your outer, epidermis layer will remain undamaged. You may experience some redness, reminiscent of a sunburn. You should treat it as such, keeping skin moisturized and out of the sun. Your old skin cells will soon slough off, making way for new skin and collagen to develop. You’ll be able to return to daily activities immediately, and makeup may be worn to cover up any redness. Keep in mind that every patient’s skin is different, so if you notice any unusual or painful side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
You may be a good candidate for Fraxel® if you want to treat or prevent any of the following:
- Age and sunspots, as well as sun-induced redness
- Acne and surgical scars
- Actinic keratosis
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows
- Skin discoloration and uneven pigmentation
- Skin texture