Three to five treatments, one to four weeks apart, are recommended for optimum effects. Face, neck, chest, hands, or a combination thereof may be treated.
A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin to make the procedure more comfortable.
The Fraxel® Laser is moved over the skin. It penetrates the skin’s surface and treats thousands of damaged areas of skin at a time with microscopic pinpoint laser beams, leaving the remaining areas of skin available to heal the treated areas.
The laser portion of the treatment only takes ten to fifteen minutes.
You may experience some discomfort right after the treatment, similar in sensation to a mild sunburn. This usually subsides within a few hours.
Some degree of redness and swelling is normal, and should subside within a few days. Cold cloths may be applied to ease discomfort. Makeup may be applied immediately after treatment.
You may experience some temporary minor itching, dry skin, peeling, or flaking of the treated area.
You should wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and avoid direct sun exposure after you begin treatment, and for at least three months after your last treatment.
Younger, smoother, healthier-looking skin will be visible after the initial treatment healing is complete, and will continue to improve over the next three to six months.
Improvement in the appearance of texture, tone, wrinkles, and scars.