Skin texture, discolouration (brown spots), loose sagging skin, acne scars or stretch marks and lines all contribute to an ‘aged appearance’.
The Fraxel Laser treats these factors by returning the existing collagen to its natural resilience and elasticity while stimulating cells that produce new collagen so your skin continues to improve for months after your treatment. There are many and varied benefits of The Fraxel Laser including:
The top layer of the skin is like the doona, the middle layer is the mattress, and the lower layer is like the bed base. As we get older, any of these layers, and sometimes, all three, suffer from the ageing process. The result is a dragging down of the face, lines and heaviness along the jaw-line.
As we age, the outer layer becomes bulky and the skin loses its elasticity just like the bedsprings in an ageing mattress. The bed-springs in our analogy are the equivalent to the collagen in our skin. In fact, there are a great deal of similarities between bedsprings and collagen because collagen is a spring-like molecule that gradually unwinds as we age so that the skin loses its natural elasticity.
The Fraxel Laser energy improves the function of the ‘bedsprings’, by stimulating the production of collagen beneath the skin. This is a gradual process which means that you will see continuing improvement even months after your initial treatment.
Until Fraxel, doctors used traditional ablative lasers to strip the ‘bed-linen’ (top layer of skin) from the mattress which usually resulted in a lengthy healing time and increased the risk of complications. Most other lasers are ‘ablative’ and require long recovery times. These lasers cause the outer skin to be literally burned off at the time of treatment. They require a vacuum cleaner device to draw away the smoke plume during treatment. Look for the genuine Fraxel restore which is a non-ablative fractionated laser, therefore, has few side-effects and almost no healing time. The best possible results are achieved with a series of treatments over 5 months.
The discolouration, brown spots and acne scars we mentioned above are treated by the Fraxel Dual. The double wavelength laser system seeks out pigmented cells and gently removes them to leave a clearer skin tone.