The Fraxel Laser
The signs of aging are more than wrinkles and lines. Improve your wrinkles, texture, tone and discolouration with the Fraxel Laser!
Lines and wrinkles aren’t the only signs of aging. There are a number of other factors including skin texture, discolouration and brown spots, loose sagging skin, acne scars or stretch marks and lines that all contribute to an ‘aged appearance’.
The Fraxel Laser works in treating these factors by returning the existing collagen to its natural resilience and elasticity while stimulating cells that produce new collagen so your skin continues to improve for months after your treatment. There are many and varied benefits from using The Fraxel Laser including:
- Improved skin texture, tone and pore size
- Skin of the face fitting the frame of the face better
- Reduction of unwanted brown spots
- Reduction of wrinkles around the eyes and acne scars
- Rejuvenation of your neck, chest and hands
- Restoration of your skin to health and youth
- Vast reduction accumulated sun damage
Epiclinic® explains the Fraxel laser with the following bed analogy
Consider that the skin of the face is just like your bed at home. The top layer of the skin is like the doona, the middle layer the mattress, and the lower layer is like the bed base. As we get older, any of these layers, and sometimes, all three, suffer from the aging process. The result is a dragging down of the face, lines and heaviness along the jaw-line.
As we age, outer layer becomes more bulky and the skin loses its elasticity just like the bedsprings in an aging mattress. The bed-springs in our analogy are the equivalent to the collagen in our skin. In fact there is a great deal of similarity between bedsprings and collagen because collagen is a spring-like molecule that gradually unwinds as we age so that the skin loses its natural elasticity.
So how does it work?
The Fraxel laser energy recoils those bedsprings, returning the existing collagen to natural resilience and elasticity. But more than that, the Fraxel stimulates the cells that produce more NEW collagen, so even months after you have completed treatment, the skin will continue to improve with a lift of the skin reducing the signs of lines and wrinkles.
Until Fraxel, doctors used traditional lasers to strip the ‘bed-linen’ from the mattress which potentially lead the patient to a long healing time and increased risk of complications. Unlike most other lasers known as Ablative Lasers, (which literally means to vaporize at a very high temperature) the Fraxel is unique. The Fraxel™ is a Non-Ablative Laser and therefore has few side-effects and has almost no healing time. Involving a series of five treatments over 5 months to achieve results, the Fraxel® Laser combines the impact of Ablative Lasers with the gentleness of Non-Ablative Lasers.
What about pigmentation issues?
The discolouration, brown spots and acne scars we mentioned above are treated by the Fraxel Dual. The Fraxel Dual takes the effectiveness of the Fraxel Laser and treats skin pigmentation. The double wavelength laser system seeks out pigment cells and gently removes them to leave a clearer skin tone than ever before.