FRAXEL LASER TREATMENT AT ALLERGY AND SKIN SPA
Is your skin dull, filled with acne scars, age spots, fine lines, and pigmentations? With Fraxel laser, you can peel them all away and reveal a new layer of glowing, healthy skin. It can help you look refreshed with minimal downtime and a single treatment. Fraxel laser treatment is a non-surgical procedure done for facial rejuvenation. It is a laser resurfacing treatment to treat signs of aging on your skin. Fraxel is an FDA approved laser device used by dermatologists.
If you are wondering whether Fraxel laser treatment is right for you, talk to Dr. Kianoush Shakib, who specializes in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Fraxel laser treatment is an excellent choice if you would like to improve the texture and tone of your skin if it has been damaged by sun exposure, surface scarring, pigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?
Fraxel laser improves the texture, tone, and radiance of your skin if it is scarred or has been adversely affected by the sun. Dr. Shakib will start by explaining the treatment procedure to you. You will be asked to stop using products with retinoids a week before your treatment. On the day of the procedure, a numbing cream will be applied to the targeted area to make you feel comfortable during the process. The full effects of the numbing cream will take an hour to start.
Once the numbing cream is at its best results, your eyes will be covered, and the treatment begins. You may feel the heat during the procedure, but the laser blows cold air to keep you comfortable. You might also feel some pain depending on your level of tolerance and the intensity of the treatment. Dr. Shakib will advise against Fraxel laser if you have extensive breakouts, open wounds, or infections on your face.
HOW DOES THE FRAXEL LASER WORK?
Fraxel laser delivers tiny pinpoints of laser light on the targeted area. The lasers target your sun damaged aging skin with microscopic laser columns. The laser penetrates deep into your skin and accelerates the collagen growth in the body. Fraxel lasers treat only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissues on your skin intact. The treatment stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells.
POST-TREATMENT CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Immediately after your treatment at our Brentwood Laser Center, your skin may feel as if it is sunburned. Dr. Kianoush Shakib will suggest post-treatment care for your skin. You will be asked to use ice packs to reduce the burning sensation. Redness and bronzed skin are common and will reduce within a week or two. The doctor will suggest a sunscreen SPF 30 or higher and a moisturizer that will help you reduce the appearance of dry flakes. You will be asked to avoid direct exposure to the sun for at least three months. Everyone recovers differently from the treatment and the downtime, though minimal, depends on the sensitivity of the skin and the intensity of the procedure.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you would like to schedule a consultation or find out more about Fraxel laser treatments. You can either call the number below or fill out the form provided and one of our office staff will get back to you shortly.