Fraxel® laser resurfacing is a new state-of-the-art treatment for improving the skin’s appearance. It can dramatically improve the texture and skin tone and signs of aging, which is why it is now one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments available.
Traditional non-fractional lasers used to be the method of choice for treating fine lines, acne scars and sun damage, but even though these methods could give good results, they were harsh on the skin and had a longer recovery time with the risk of hypopigmentation.
Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing offers quicker recovery times, minimum discomfort and gradual, long-lasting improvements. Because of the many benefits of fractional lasers, they have almost completely replaced non-fractional lasers for skin enhancement.
Fraxel® laser therapy works by treating only a fraction of the area to be targeted for enhancement. The neighboring area is not treated, which makes for a much shorter recovery time. When the laser passes through the surface of the skin, it is focused on areas below the epidermis where discolorations, acne scars, and wrinkles have formed. This laser treatment will encourage the creation of new collagen that gives the skin a healthier appearance and fills in wrinkles and fine lines. As the treated area starts to heal, the fresh and healthy skin will make for a younger appearance.
Five benefits of this popular laser treatment include:
1. Improves skin texture and evens skin tone
2. Minimizes acne scars, fine lines and sun damage
3. Helps treat pre-cancerous skin lesions
4. Stimulates collagen for firmer, more youthful-looking skin
5. Minimal downtime
Most people who have early signs of aging can benefit from Fraxel® laser treatments. Issues such as wrinkles around the eyes, fine lines, sunspots, and freckles can all be eliminated or minimized with Fraxel® laser resurfacing.
Fraxel® laser resurfacing is less invasive than other forms of skin treatment because it treats only pinpointed areas of the skin. Other methods remove the skin to treat the flaws, but with Fraxel® laser treatment, no skin is removed. It is able to do this because the laser penetrates through the epidermis to act on different points without affecting the surrounding skin.
Learn more about this treatment option by scheduling a consultation at Lougheed Laser Centre. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Burnaby or Delta. We happily serve clients in Vancouver, Port Moody, and Coquitlam, and we look forward to hearing from you!