Repair damaged skin in Anne Arundel MD
Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing
The Fraxel DUAL laser treatment uses patented fractional laser technology to target aging and sun damaged skin.
Resurfacing treatments effectively target both the surface and deeper layers of the skin for a smoother, fresher, younger-looking appearance, improved tone and texture, reduced wrinkles around the eyes, erasing unwanted brown spots, improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars, and effective treatment of pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratosis). Treatment can be administered to the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and back.
You do a lot to look and feel great, finding the time to enjoy life to the fullest while still taking care of your body and skin. Yet, the effects of sun, pollution, stress, and fatigue can add up, keeping your skin from looking as good as you feel.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. Looking and feeling fabulous was never this easy. Let Fraxel be the next step to beautiful skin!
When Do Results Appear, and How Long Do They Last?
The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. The medical staff at Severn River ENT Plastic and Laser Surgery will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment and your preferred downtime.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
Depending on the level of the treatment, you may experience redness or swelling after the procedure which diminishes as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two. As you continue with the treatment sessions, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat after each treatment. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally, revealing fresher, glowing and smoother looking and feeling skin.
Some potential side effects and risks include:
- prolonged redness
- pigmentary changes (hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation)
- herpes reactivation
- acne flare-up
Is Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing Safe?
Fraxel treatment is a safe option backed by extensive research. Of course, as with any laser procedure, there’s always some risk and/ or downtime. You should discuss this with Dr. Lee Kleiman prior to treatment.