If you’ve ever altered an image in Photoshop, you know what it’s like to work pixel by pixel to make something look better. You focus all your efforts on what needs to be corrected while leaving all the good stuff unchanged. Wouldn’t it be great if a skin rejuvenating laser worked the same way? Fraxel Laser is that laser. Its very nature makes it perfect for treating delicate skin areas such as the neck, chest, arms and hands – in addition to the face.
A Fraxel laser treatment improves your skin’s appearance by treating only a fraction of your skin at a time. Thousands of tiny laser beams target and treat microscopic zones, zeroing in solely on skin imperfections. The good news? It leaves surrounding tissue untouched so you can skip lengthy recovery periods like those required by more ablative lasers. No more weeks spent hiding under a wide-brimmed hat. This “fractional” treatment enables skin to heal much faster because healthy tissue is left well enough alone.
Fraxel essentially works from the top down. The light energy it directs below the skin’s surface stimulates natural collagen reserves which in turn rejuvenate skin cells. Imperfections like fine lines, visible photo aging, wrinkles, scarring and age spots soften or fade away. Depending on the scope of targeted areas, treatments can last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes and as many as five sessions may be required. Patients liken the treatment to a “prickling” sensation and report experiencing a mild sunburn in its aftermath. In ensuing weeks (usually 1-3), the body’s natural healing ability steps up to create new, healthy and tighter tissue.
If sun spots and fine lines are detracting from your décolletage, consider a Fraxel laser treatment. Imagine wearing scoop-necked tops without a care! Or maybe it’s telltale age spots on your arms or hands that are troubling you. Fraxel is excellent at banishing those, too. It’s a remarkable laser that’s safe and reliable. For those who favor the gentler nature of non-ablative lasers, but desire the absolute effectiveness of ablative ones, Fraxel Laser delivers on both counts.
* Results and your patient experience may vary
Dr. Timothy Jochen / About Author
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.