How often should I do Fraxel?
If you're trying to get rid of wrinkles or acne scarring, it's three to five sessions. For both acne and wrinkles, it's recommended to space out sessions four weeks apart. For photo damage, you space out sessions six to eight weeks apart.
How often can you have a Fraxel?
To achieve these effects, most patients need three to five treatments each spaced four weeks apart. Of course, this timeline depends on the exact concern you want to address. Hyperpigmentation, for instance, can usually be corrected in one or two sessions.
Can you do Fraxel every year?
Some people like to get Fraxel once a year for a general resurfacing or to keep melasma at bay. For clients with acne scarring or deep wrinkling, it may be best to do a series and once the series is completed, do one treatment a year to maintain the results.
How long should you wait between Fraxel treatments?
We recommend at least 3 treatments for optimal results. Four to 6 treatments may be needed for patients with significant scarring and wrinkles. Treatments are usually performed 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Can Fraxel ruin your skin?
Because the Fraxel laser does damage your skin cells (in order for them to rejuvenate and improve your skin's appearance), you need to be certain to clean all treated areas several times a day – two to five, according to plasticsurgery.org – with saline or diluted vinegar solution, depending on your surgeon's ...
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Can you use vitamin C serum after Fraxel?
AFTER THE TREATMENT. During the healing process (5-7 days), AVOID ACTIVE PRODUCTS as they may cause irritation to the treated area. This includes all of the following: any form of retinol, hydroquinone, salicylic/glycolic/lactic acid, vitamin C, or Benzoyl Peroxide.
What is better than Fraxel laser?
Fractora and Morpheus8 combine RF waves with microneedling technique for even better results. Unlike Fraxel laser, Fractora and Morpheus8 can be used on all skin types safely – on light and darker tones up to skin type VI with no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Is one Fraxel treatment enough?
It's often insufficient to have just one Fraxel treatment, although this really depends on the patient and their skincare goals. Generally, from 3 to 5 treatments are recommended. For post-surgical scar minimisation, three treatments are usually recommended.
Which is better microneedling or Fraxel?
Both procedures inflict micro-injuries on the patients, forcing the body to produce collagen, a skin-repairing protein. Fraxel fractional lasers penetrate the skin more deeply than microneedling, making the Fraxel treatment better suited for patients with major skin issues and microneedling better for mild skin issues.
Will Fraxel remove brown spots?
Fraxel Laser is FDA approved to treat brown spots on the face and body, periorbital wrinkles, and melasma. It has also received FDA approval for skin resurfacing procedures, including photocoagulation of pigmented lesions such as age spots, sun spots and dyschromia (a disorder of pigmentation of skin or hair).
What age should you start Fraxel?
Frank suggests starting a regimen of Retin-A in your 20s ("or 30s, at the latest"). If I really want to "tidy up," he recommends Fraxel, a resurfacing laser which helps reverse sun damage. "Studies have shown it can reduce precancerous tissue and growth," Frank says.
Is Fraxel good for deep wrinkles?
Fraxel Dual patients can expect the following benefits:
Diminished deep lines and wrinkles. Reduction or elimination of age spots. Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars.
Does Fraxel build collagen?
Fraxel laser treatments are the best procedure to minimize the appearance of displeasing surgical scars. This type of skin rejuvenating treatment increases collagen production by stimulating the dermis layer and stimulating new cellular growth on the epidermis to smooth out the top of the scar and stretch marks.
How many Fraxel treatments does it take to see results?
You may need downtime of three to five days, as your skin will be red and flaky. Fortunately, these side effects disappear quickly, leaving you with glowing, youthful-looking skin. Most clients typically need two to four Fraxel laser treatments to see ideal results.
How often should you laser your face?
Most patients require four to eight treatments spaced one month apart before they see optimal results. You can enjoy long-lasting results by returning every three to four months for touch-up maintenance.
How many times can I do fractional laser?
Do I Need to Undergo Multiple Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments? Again, depending on the severity of your skin condition, you may need to undergo about one to three sessions. These treatments can be done at four to six-weekly intervals.
What celebrities have had Fraxel?
Other famous faces that are devoted fans of Fraxel include Jennifer Anniston, Ellen Barker, Oprah Winfrey, and more.
Does Fraxel thicken skin?
The increase in the collagen volume and structure is what creates the thickening of the skin, which improves the health and the appearance of your skin.
Can Fraxel be used around eyes?
The Fraxel laser is a leading cosmetic procedure today for aging and damaged skin. The main benefits of Fraxel treatment include: Fraxel's high-accuracy laser wand is safe for use under the eyes. It's a non-invasive cosmetic treatment, meaning that you don't have to undergo surgery.
Is the Fraxel laser worth it?
Since the Fraxel laser promotes rapid cell turnover and collagen production, it works extremely well on dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles along with other skin conditions such as acne scars. The Fraxel laser is also an effective treatment for skin discoloration.
Can you do Fraxel on your neck?
For crepe` neck skin wrinkles, Fraxel laser treatment with Fraxel 600 (a light fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing) is the answer. This non-surgical treatment leaves the skin of the neck red for about 5 to 7 days. Numbing anesthetic cream is used for one hour before the 15-minute laser treatment.
Which is better Fraxel or CO2 laser?
Fraxel™ laser¨: Either laser can be used to treat acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage, or texture. But Fractional CO2 is our first choice for sun damage, wrinkles, and texture while the Fraxel laser is our first choice for acne scars. These choices are purely based on which laser is more effective for each condition.
How long does it take for collagen to rebuild after Fraxel?
As a rule of thumb, the body needs about 12 weeks to rebuild collagen. This is a fairly short period of time given that it takes years to degrade collagen in a way that causes visible signs of aging.
What is the strongest Fraxel?
There is Fraxel Restore, a non-ablative (meaning no open wounds) laser, and Fraxel Repair, which is the most powerful and uses an ablative fractionated carbon dioxide laser for more severe cases.
How painful is Fraxel?
The 'new' Fraxel is not painful for most patients; a mild prickling sensation can be felt. We ensure patients are comfortable by applying a topical anaesthetic cream before the treatment and the machine now comes with a Zimmer device, which blows chilled air on the skin as the laser works, distracting nerve endings.