Fraxel Laser Treatment
Everyone is after that rejuvenated look, and perhaps there is no treatment quite like Fraxel laser treatment for achieving this. We perform numerous Fraxel treatments in our NYC office and patients feel more confident in their overall appearance afterwards. Many people call the Fraxel laser treatment a modern miracle in the world of cosmetic dermatology. The skilled dermatology providers at New York’s Schweiger Dermatology have been well trained when it comes to this particular technology. As NYC dermatologists, we love that we can offer our patients the very best and latest in cosmetic procedures.
The Fraxel Laser and Your Skin
Fraxel is intended for those New York dermatology patients looking for general improvement in their complexion, including firmer texture, smoother tone, and more even pigmentation. The Fraxel laser works by treating small sections of skin at a time utilizing microscopic laser columns. This in turn spurs collagen production which then allows the body’s process of healing to kick in. What happens? Damaged and dead cells are replaced by new cells. This is precisely why the Fraxel laser is ideal for treating everything from acne scarring to sun damage to age spots. Performed by a New York dermatology provider, Fraxel can safely be used on a number of areas—even more sensitive ones, to include face, chest and hands.
What to Expect During a Fraxel Treatment
At NYC’s Schweiger Dermatology Group, we want to ensure that you are completely comfortable throughout the Fraxel treatment. Many say that the sensation experienced is akin to that of heat on their skin. We do apply a topical anesthetic prior to performing Fraxel. Following the process, you might experience what feels like a sunburn—this is normal. After a few hours, the feeling subsides and there is no discomfort. The redness does go away relatively quickly, but the skin might still be pink for as long as 5-7 days. There could be a bronzing coloration for as long as two weeks. As the new skin grows, dead skin cells flake off. We always recommend to New York patients to use a good moisturizer to help with the flaking. And of course wear sunscreen. The results: youthful looking skin, even pigmentation and a smoother complexion.
Our New York patients love how they look and feel after Fraxel laser treatment. The rejuvenation process is immediate. So again, you can expect some bronzing and flaking. These are both quite normal with Fraxel and after about fourteen days, you’ll notice a huge difference in your skin.