Fraxel Laser Treatment
Fraxel is for people who want smoother looking skin – and want real results – but don’t want the extended downtimes that can come with surgery. Fraxel is best when you know you are going to be out of the sun for at least 6 weeks. You will most likely have a few days of redness and possible swelling but overall this is a powerful laser that is:
- Non-invasive, clinically proven to be safe, easily managed into your routine
- Effects a real change you just can’t get from lotions and creams
- Simple, effective treatment that really reverses signs of aging and sun damage
Before your treatment, our laser director will create a treatment plan to achieve your goals.
How many Fraxel treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will depend on the condition of your skin and your expected outcome. Treatments should be placed 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow your body adequate time to remove the maximum amount of targeted cells. You will continue to see a lightning of your lesions after each treatment as your body disposes of the cells that have been treated. At your consultation, our esthetician will create a plan for your specific needs.
What do I need to do before my treatment?
Do not use Accutane 6 months prior or Retin-A products for at least 2 weeks before treatment. Avoid tanning one month before treatment. We also recommend that you not tan during the entire course of treatment and for six weeks after. Your goals and expectations will be discussed thoroughly. Feel free to bring a list of questions. We love an informed patient. Our esthetician will let you know what to expect before, during and after your procedure and answer all of your questions.
What can I expect during and after the treatment?
Fraxel is the original fractional laser treatment that works below the skin’s surface from the top down, addressing imperfections like fine lines, visible photo aging, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. Fraxel light energy stimulates your skin’s natural collagen, rejuvenating skin cells below the surface to help smooth the creases and pockets that cause wrinkles and scars. Fraxel only treats targeted problem areas – so the results are focused and effective. This procedure is quick and simple and is performed with your comfort in mind. A topical numbing cream can be used to numb the area. You will be given protective eyewear. Patients describe a light prickling sensation although the area being treated may affect your sensitivity. Test spots may be done to evaluate your skin response. Afterwards, you will most likely experience redness and maybe even a little stinging. This generally subsides in about two to four hours.
The choice to have laser treatment
It’s about confidence: confidence in the person performing your laser treatment, confidence that your wishes and individual concerns will be heard, and confidence you will get the results you want. We have the experience and reputation that with a known track record in the area.
Our Fraxel Laser Specialist
Dr. Chelsea Loy
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At your consultation you’ll meet with one of our surgeons and we’ll discuss all of your options and answer all of your questions.
Meet Dr. Edward Ricciardelli
Dr. Edward Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery. He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years. During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. Read more…